184 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
184 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 184 BC
Ab urbe condita 570
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 140
- Pharaoh Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 20
Ancient Greek era 149th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4567
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −776
Berber calendar 767
Buddhist calendar 361
Burmese calendar −821
Byzantine calendar 5325–5326
Chinese calendar 丙辰(Fire Dragon)
2513 or 2453
    — to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
2514 or 2454
Coptic calendar −467 – −466
Discordian calendar 983
Ethiopian calendar −191 – −190
Hebrew calendar 3577–3578
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −127 – −126
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2917–2918
Holocene calendar 9817
Iranian calendar 805 BP – 804 BP
Islamic calendar 830 BH – 829 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2150
Minguo calendar 2095 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1651
Seleucid era 128/129 AG
Thai solar calendar 359–360
Tibetan calendar 阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
−57 or −438 or −1210
    — to —
(female Fire-Snake)
−56 or −437 or −1209

Year 184 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar, at the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Pulcher and Licinus (or, less frequently, year 570 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 184 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]

  • Cato the Elder, along with his colleague, Lucius Valerius Flaccus, are elected censors in Rome. Already the champion of the ancient, austere Roman way of life, Cato, now inaugurates a puritanical campaign, he aims at preserving the mos majorum ("ancestral custom") and combating all Greek influences, which he believes are undermining the older Roman standards of morality. He passes measures taxing luxury and strictly revises the list of persons eligible for the Senate. Abuses by tax gatherers are brought under control, and public building is promoted as a worthy cause.
  • With concerns rising in Rome over whether Philip V of Macedon is preparing for a new war with the Romans, Appius Claudius Pulcher is sent at the head of an embassy into Macedonia and Greece to observe Philip's activities.
  • The town of Pisaurum is established by the Romans as a colony in the territory of the Piceni, a tribe living in the Marche on the Adriatic.
  • The oldest known basilica, the Basilica Porcia, is completed in Rome by Cato the Elder during the time he is censor. The building is used by the Romans for transacting business and disposing of legal matters.