207 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
207 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 207 BC
Ab urbe condita 547
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 117
- Pharaoh Ptolemy IV Philopator, 15
Ancient Greek era 143rd Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar 4544
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −799
Berber calendar 744
Buddhist calendar 338
Burmese calendar −844
Byzantine calendar 5302–5303
Chinese calendar 癸巳(Water Snake)
2490 or 2430
    — to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
2491 or 2431
Coptic calendar −490 – −489
Discordian calendar 960
Ethiopian calendar −214 – −213
Hebrew calendar 3554–3555
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −150 – −149
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2894–2895
Holocene calendar 9794
Iranian calendar 828 BP – 827 BP
Islamic calendar 853 BH – 852 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2127
Minguo calendar 2118 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1674
Seleucid era 105/106 AG
Thai solar calendar 336–337
Tibetan calendar 阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
−80 or −461 or −1233
    — to —
(male Wood-Horse)
−79 or −460 or −1232

Year 207 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Nero and Salinator (or, less frequently, year 547 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 207 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 general leading the Achaean League, Philopoemen, introduces heavier Macedonian armour and phalanx tactics. His army then crushes the Spartans under the Spartan regent and general, Machanidas, in the battle of Mantinea. Machanidas is killed by Philopoemen during the battle.
  • Nabis, a Syrian sold into slavery, rises to power in Sparta and becomes regent of the young Spartan king, Pelops, following the death of Machanidas. Nabis soon overthrows Pelops, claiming to be a descendent of the Eurypontid Spartan king Demaratus. Nabis then starts a social revolution which will lead to the freeing of all the helots, the destruction of the ruling oligarchy, the redistribution of land and the cancelling of debts.