204 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
204 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar204 BC
Ab urbe condita550
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 120
- PharaohPtolemy IV Philopator, 18
Ancient Greek era144th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4547
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−796
Berber calendar747
Buddhist calendar341
Burmese calendar−841
Byzantine calendar5305–5306
Chinese calendar丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2493 or 2433
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
2494 or 2434
Coptic calendar−487 – −486
Discordian calendar963
Ethiopian calendar−211 – −210
Hebrew calendar3557–3558
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−147 – −146
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2897–2898
Holocene calendar9797
Iranian calendar825 BP – 824 BP
Islamic calendar850 BH – 849 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2130
Minguo calendar2115 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1671
Seleucid era108/109 AG
Thai solar calendar339–340
Tibetan calendar阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
−77 or −458 or −1230
    — to —
(female Fire-Rooster)
−76 or −457 or −1229

Year 204 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Cethegus and Tuditanus (or, less frequently, year 550 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 204 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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  • The late Egyptian King Ptolemy IV's clique of favourites, led by Sosibius, Ptolemy's chief minister, keeps Ptolemy's death a secret, fearing retribution from the new king Ptolemy V's mother, Queen Arsinoe III. They arrange for the murder of Arsinoe, and then the five-year-old king is officially elevated to the throne with Sosibius as his guardian. Arsinoe has been popular with the Egyptian population so rioting follows the news of her assassination.

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Seleucid Empire[edit]




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