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232 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
232 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar232 BC
Ab urbe condita522
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 92
- PharaohPtolemy III Euergetes, 15
Ancient Greek era137th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4519
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−824
Berber calendar719
Buddhist calendar313
Burmese calendar−869
Byzantine calendar5277–5278
Chinese calendar戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2466 or 2259
    — to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
2467 or 2260
Coptic calendar−515 – −514
Discordian calendar935
Ethiopian calendar−239 – −238
Hebrew calendar3529–3530
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−175 – −174
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2869–2870
Holocene calendar9769
Iranian calendar853 BP – 852 BP
Islamic calendar879 BH – 878 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2102
Minguo calendar2143 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1699
Seleucid era80/81 AG
Thai solar calendar311–312
Tibetan calendar阳土龙年
(male Earth-Dragon)
−105 or −486 or −1258
    — to —
(female Earth-Snake)
−104 or −485 or −1257

Year 232 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lepidus and Melleolus (or, less frequently, year 522 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 232 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]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • The Seleucid king Seleucus II Callinicus undertakes an expedition into the interior of Iran to try to regain Parthia, but his efforts come to nothing. According to some sources, he is even taken prisoner for several years by the Parthian king, Arsaces I. Other sources mention that he establishes a peace with Arsaces I by recognising his sovereignty over Parthia.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • Despite the opposition of the Roman Senate and of his own father, the Roman political leader Gaius Flaminius wins the passage of a measure to distribute land among the plebeians. The Romans decide to parcel out land north of Rome (the Ager Gallicus) into small holdings for its poorer citizens whose farms have fallen into ruin during the First Punic War.


  • The king of Qin, Ying Zheng, invites Prince Han Fei, a legalist philosopher and member of the Han royal family, to the Qin court. However, at the instigation of Li Si, he then has him imprisoned and executed as a threat to the state.
  • The Zhao general Li Mu defeats the Qin army in the Battle of Fanwu.

By topic[edit]


  • Following the death of his mentor, Cleanthes of Assos, Chrysippus of Soli succeeds him as the third head of the Stoic school. The many writings of Chrysippus, about the Stoic doctrines, will later earn him the title of Second Founder of Stoicism.