205 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: 208 BC 207 BC 206 BC205 BC204 BC 203 BC 202 BC
205 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 205 BC
Ab urbe condita 549
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 119
- Pharaoh Ptolemy IV Philopator, 17
Ancient Greek era 143rd Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4546
Bengali calendar −797
Berber calendar 746
Buddhist calendar 340
Burmese calendar −842
Byzantine calendar 5304–5305
Chinese calendar 乙未(Wood Goat)
2492 or 2432
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2493 or 2433
Coptic calendar −488 – −487
Discordian calendar 962
Ethiopian calendar −212 – −211
Hebrew calendar 3556–3557
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −148 – −147
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2896–2897
Holocene calendar 9796
Iranian calendar 826 BP – 825 BP
Islamic calendar 851 BH – 850 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2129
Minguo calendar 2116 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1672
Seleucid era 107/108 AG
Thai solar calendar 338–339

Year 205 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Africanus and Dives (or, less frequently, year 549 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 205 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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Seleucid Empire[edit]


Roman Republic[edit]


  • The native Egyptian population rises in rebellion against their Greek rulers. The revolt spreads to Upper Egypt.
  • Ptolemy IV dies and is succeeded by his five-year-old son Ptolemy V. However, no public announcement is made about the king's death.