210 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 240s BC  230s BC  220s BC  – 210s BC –  200s BC  190s BC  180s BC
Years: 213 BC 212 BC 211 BC210 BC209 BC 208 BC 207 BC
210 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 210 BC
Ab urbe condita 544
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 114
- Pharaoh Ptolemy IV Philopator, 12
Ancient Greek era 142nd Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4541
Bengali calendar −802
Berber calendar 741
Buddhist calendar 335
Burmese calendar −847
Byzantine calendar 5299–5300
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
2487 or 2427
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2488 or 2428
Coptic calendar −493 – −492
Discordian calendar 957
Ethiopian calendar −217 – −216
Hebrew calendar 3551–3552
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −153 – −152
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2892–2893
Holocene calendar 9791
Iranian calendar 831 BP – 830 BP
Islamic calendar 857 BH – 856 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2124
Minguo calendar 2121 before ROC
Seleucid era 102/103 AG
Thai solar calendar 333–334
The Chinese Qin empire in 210 BC

Year 210 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Marcellus and Laevinus (or, less frequently, year 544 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 210 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]


  • Arsinoe III, wife and sister of King Ptolemy IV gives birth to the future Ptolemy V Epiphanes. Thereafter, she is sequestered in the palace, while Ptolemy's depraved male and female favourites ruin both the king and his government of Egypt. Although Arsinoe III disapproves of the sordid state of the court, she is unable to exert any influence.


  • After allying with Hannibal, Philip V of Macedon attacks the Roman positions in Illyria, but fails to take Corcyra or Apollonia, which are protected by the Roman fleet. Rome's command of the sea prevents his lending any effective aid to his Carthaginian ally in Italy. The Aetolians, Sparta and King Attalus of Pergamum join the Romans in the war against Philip V. This coalition is so strong that Philip V has to stop attacking Roman territory.


Civil war breaks out because of the death of Qin Shi Huangdi.