150 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
150 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 150 BC
Ab urbe condita 604
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 174
- Pharaoh Ptolemy VI Philometor, 31
Ancient Greek era 157th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4601
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −742
Berber calendar 801
Buddhist calendar 395
Burmese calendar −787
Byzantine calendar 5359–5360
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
2547 or 2487
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2548 or 2488
Coptic calendar −433 – −432
Discordian calendar 1017
Ethiopian calendar −157 – −156
Hebrew calendar 3611–3612
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −93 – −92
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2951–2952
Holocene calendar 9851
Iranian calendar 771 BP – 770 BP
Islamic calendar 795 BH – 794 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2184
Minguo calendar 2061 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1617
Seleucid era 162/163 AG
Thai solar calendar 393–394
Tibetan calendar 阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
−23 or −404 or −1176
    — to —
(female Iron-Rabbit)
−22 or −403 or −1175

Year 150 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar, at the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Flamininus and Balbus (or, less frequently, year 604 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 150 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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Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Roman Senate shows displeasure with Carthage's decision to wage war against its neighbour without Roman consent, and tells Carthage that in order to avoid a war it has to "satisfy the Roman People". The Roman censor, Cato the Elder, urges the destruction of Carthage and the Roman Senate orders the gathering of an army.

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Asia Minor[edit]

  • Nicomedes, the son of king Prusias II of Bithynia, who has been sent to Rome to argue for smaller reparations arising from his father's unsuccessful war against Pergamum, gains the support of the Roman Senate to the point where Prusias sends an emissary with secret orders to assassinate Nicomedes. However, the emissary reveals the plot to Nicomedes and persuades him to rebel against his father.
  • Mithridates V Euergetes succeeds his uncle Mithridates IV Philopator Philadelphus as king of Pontus. He continues the strategy of maintaining an alliance with the Romans which was started by his predecessor.


  • The Romans, led by praetor Servius Sulpicius Galba, defeat the Lusitanians in a major battle in Hispania. He then breaks his promise to the defeated Lusitanian rebels by instituting a massacre of 9,000 of their number during the peace talks. Later 20,000 more Lusitanians are sold as slaves in Gaul.

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