202 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 230s BC  220s BC  210s BC  – 200s BC –  190s BC  180s BC  170s BC
Years: 205 BC 204 BC 203 BC202 BC201 BC 200 BC 199 BC
202 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 202 BC
Ab urbe condita 552
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 122
- Pharaoh Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 2
Ancient Greek era 144th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4549
Bengali calendar −794
Berber calendar 749
Buddhist calendar 343
Burmese calendar −839
Byzantine calendar 5307–5308
Chinese calendar 戊戌(Earth Dog)
2495 or 2435
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
2496 or 2436
Coptic calendar −485 – −484
Discordian calendar 965
Ethiopian calendar −209 – −208
Hebrew calendar 3559–3560
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −145 – −144
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2899–2900
Holocene calendar 9799
Iranian calendar 823 BP – 822 BP
Islamic calendar 848 BH – 847 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2132
Minguo calendar 2113 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1669
Seleucid era 110/111 AG
Thai solar calendar 341–342

Year 202 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Geminus and Nero (or, less frequently, year 552 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 202 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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Roman Republic[edit]


  • The Egyptian regent and chief minister, Sosibius, retires and Agathocles, another member of the ruling clique, becomes Ptolemy V's guardian.
  • Agathocles rule provokes Tlepolemus, the governor of Pelusium (Egypt's eastern frontier city), into action. Tlepolemus marches on Alexandria, where his supporters rouse a mob, compelling Agathocles to resign.
  • The Egyptian boy king, Ptolemy V, is encouraged by a mob clamouring for revenge against the murderers of his mother Arsinoe III to agree to Agathocles being killed. As a result, the mob searches out and butchers Agathocles and his family. Tlepolemus takes Agathocles' place as regent. However, he soon proves to be incompetent and is removed.
  • During this period of confusion and change amongst Egypt’s leadership, armies under the Seleucid king, Antiochus III, make serious inroads into the Egyptian territories in Coele-Syria.