230 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
230 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar230 BC
Ab urbe condita524
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 94
- PharaohPtolemy III Euergetes, 17
Ancient Greek era137th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4521
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−822
Berber calendar721
Buddhist calendar315
Burmese calendar−867
Byzantine calendar5279–5280
Chinese calendar庚午年 (Metal Horse)
2467 or 2407
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
2468 or 2408
Coptic calendar−513 – −512
Discordian calendar937
Ethiopian calendar−237 – −236
Hebrew calendar3531–3532
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−173 – −172
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2871–2872
Holocene calendar9771
Iranian calendar851 BP – 850 BP
Islamic calendar877 BH – 876 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2104
Minguo calendar2141 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1697
Seleucid era82/83 AG
Thai solar calendar313–314
Tibetan calendar阳金马年
(male Iron-Horse)
−103 or −484 or −1256
    — to —
(female Iron-Goat)
−102 or −483 or −1255

Year 230 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Barbula and Pera (or, less frequently, year 524 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 230 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]

Asia Minor[edit]

  • The city of Pergamum is attacked by the Galatians (Celts who have settled in central Anatolia) because the leader of Pergamum, Attalus I Soter, has refused to pay them the customary tribute. Attalus crushes his enemy in a battle outside the walls of his city and to mark the success he takes the title of king and the name Soter.


  • King Agron of Illyria dies. Pinnes, the son of Agron and Agron's first wife Triteuta, officially succeeds his father as king, but the kingdom is effectively ruled by Agron's second wife, Queen Teuta (Tefta), who expels the Greeks from the Illyrian coast and then launches Illyrian pirate ships into the Ionian Sea, preying on Roman shipping. She continues her husband's policy of attacking cities on the west coast of Greece and practising large-scale piracy in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • With Roman merchants being killed by the Illyrian pirates, envoys are sent by Rome to Illyria. After the Roman ambassador lucius Coruncanius and the Issaean ambassador Cleemporus are murdered at sea by Illyrian soldiers after causing offence to Queen Teuta, Roman forces occupy the island of Corcyra with the aim of humbling Teuta.