227 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
227 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 227 BC
Ab urbe condita 527
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 97
- Pharaoh Ptolemy III Euergetes, 20
Ancient Greek era 138th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar 4524
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −819
Berber calendar 724
Buddhist calendar 318
Burmese calendar −864
Byzantine calendar 5282–5283
Chinese calendar 癸酉(Water Rooster)
2470 or 2410
    — to —
甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
2471 or 2411
Coptic calendar −510 – −509
Discordian calendar 940
Ethiopian calendar −234 – −233
Hebrew calendar 3534–3535
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −170 – −169
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2874–2875
Holocene calendar 9774
Iranian calendar 848 BP – 847 BP
Islamic calendar 874 BH – 873 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2107
Minguo calendar 2138 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1694
Seleucid era 85/86 AG
Thai solar calendar 316–317
Tibetan calendar 阴水鸡年
(female Water-Rooster)
−100 or −481 or −1253
    — to —
(male Wood-Dog)
−99 or −480 or −1252

Year 227 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Flaccus and Regulus (or, less frequently, year 527 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 227 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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  • Queen Teuta of Illyria finally surrenders to Roman forces and is forced by the Romans to accept an ignominious peace. The Romans allow her to continue her reign but restrict her to a narrow region around the Illyrian capital, Shkodra, deprive her of all her other territory, and forbid her to sail an armed ship below Lissus just south of the capital. They also require her to pay an annual tribute and to acknowledge the final authority of Rome.


  • The Macedonian regent, Antigonus III, marries the former king Demetrius II's widow, Phthia, and assumes the crown thus deposing the young Philip V.
  • The Spartan King Cleomenes III imposes reforms on his kingdom which include the cancelling of debts, providing land for 4,000 citizens, and restoring the training of youth in the martial arts. The Ephorate, five elected magistrates who, with the King, form the main executive body of the state, is abolished (four of the five ephors being executed); the powers of the Gerousia, the oligarchic council of elders, is curtailed; and the patronomoi (the board of six elders) is introduced. Cleomenes' changes are designed to make the monarchy supreme and re-create a society of aristocrats, while neglecting Sparta's helots (serfs) and perioikoi (free but non-citizen inhabitants). Eighty opponents of the reforms are exiled, while his brother Eucleidas is installed as co-ruler in the place of the murdered Archidamus V.
  • Cleomenes III defeats the Achaeans under Aratus of Sicyon at Mount Lycaeum and at Ladoceia near Megalopolis.

Roman Republic[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]