232 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
232 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 232 BC
Ab urbe condita 522
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 92
- Pharaoh Ptolemy III Euergetes, 15
Ancient Greek era 137th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4519
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −824
Berber calendar 719
Buddhist calendar 313
Burmese calendar −869
Byzantine calendar 5277–5278
Chinese calendar 戊辰(Earth Dragon)
2465 or 2405
    — to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
2466 or 2406
Coptic calendar −515 – −514
Discordian calendar 935
Ethiopian calendar −239 – −238
Hebrew calendar 3529–3530
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −175 – −174
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2869–2870
Holocene calendar 9769
Iranian calendar 853 BP – 852 BP
Islamic calendar 879 BH – 878 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2102
Minguo calendar 2143 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1699
Seleucid era 80/81 AG
Thai solar calendar 311–312
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.


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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 Nepos 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.

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.