216 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: 219 BC 218 BC 217 BC216 BC215 BC 214 BC 213 BC
216 BC by topic
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216 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 216 BC
Ab urbe condita 538
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4535
Bahá'í calendar −2059 – −2058
Bengali calendar −808
Berber calendar 735
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 329
Burmese calendar −853
Byzantine calendar 5293–5294
Chinese calendar 甲申(Wood Monkey)
2481 or 2421
    — to —
乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
2482 or 2422
Coptic calendar −499 – −498
Discordian calendar 951
Ethiopian calendar −223 – −222
Hebrew calendar 3545–3546
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −159 – −158
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2886–2887
Holocene calendar 9785
Igbo calendar −1215 – −1214
Iranian calendar 837 BP – 836 BP
Islamic calendar 863 BH – 862 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2118
Minguo calendar 2127 before ROC
民前2127年
Thai solar calendar 328

Year 216 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Varro and Paullus (or, less frequently, year 538 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 216 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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By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]

Spain[edit]

Syracuse[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Philip V of Macedon, still resenting Rome's interference in Illyrian politics, seizes his opportunity to invade Illyria. Ambassadors from Philip V visit Hannibal at his headquarters in Italy. These actions mark the beginning of the First Macedonian War between Rome and Macedonia.

Egypt[edit]

  • A revolt of the Egyptian peasants is put down by Ptolemy IV.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Polybius, The Histories, 3:107.2–3
  2. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 22.44–51
  3. ^ a b Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 23.21
  4. ^ a b c Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 22.57
  5. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 22.61
  6. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 23.24
  7. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 23.27
  8. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 23.29
  9. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 22.56
  10. ^ a b Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 22.49
  11. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 23.30