226 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
226 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar226 BC
Ab urbe condita528
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 98
- PharaohPtolemy III Euergetes, 21
Ancient Greek era138th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4525
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−818
Berber calendar725
Buddhist calendar319
Burmese calendar−863
Byzantine calendar5283–5284
Chinese calendar甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
2471 or 2411
    — to —
乙亥年 (Wood Pig)
2472 or 2412
Coptic calendar−509 – −508
Discordian calendar941
Ethiopian calendar−233 – −232
Hebrew calendar3535–3536
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−169 – −168
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2875–2876
Holocene calendar9775
Iranian calendar847 BP – 846 BP
Islamic calendar873 BH – 872 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2108
Minguo calendar2137 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1693
Seleucid era86/87 AG
Thai solar calendar317–318
Tibetan calendar阳木狗年
(male Wood-Dog)
−99 or −480 or −1252
    — to —
(female Wood-Pig)
−98 or −479 or −1251

Year 226 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Messalla and Fullo (or, less frequently, year 528 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 226 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.


By place[edit]


Roman Republic[edit]

  • A formidable host of Gauls, some of them from across the Alps, threaten Rome.
  • The Greek merchants of Massilia, frightened by Carthaginian successes in Spain (including their exploitation of the Spanish silver mines), appeal to Rome. Rome makes an alliance with the independent Spanish port city of Saguntum south of the Ebro River.
  • The Romans send an embassy to Hasdrubal and conclude a treaty which prohibits him from waging war north of the river Ebro, but allowing him a free hand to the south even at the expense of the interests of the town of Massilia.

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • Antiochus Hierax, brother of the Seleucid King Seleucus II manages to escape from captivity in Thrace and flees to the mountains to raise an army, but he is killed by a band of Galatians.
  • Seleucus II dies after a fall from his horse and is succeeded by his eldest son Seleucus III Soter. At the time of Seleucus II's death, the empire of the Seleucids, with its capital at Antioch on the Orontes, stretches from the Aegean Sea to the borders of India and includes southern Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Persia, and northern Syria. Dynastic power is upheld by a mercenary army and by the loyalty of many Greek cities founded by Alexander the Great and his successors. The strength of the empire is already being sapped by repeated revolts in its eastern provinces and dissention amongst the members of the Seleucid dynasty.