185 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
185 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 185 BC
Ab urbe condita 569
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 139
- Pharaoh Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 19
Ancient Greek era 148th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4566
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −777
Berber calendar 766
Buddhist calendar 360
Burmese calendar −822
Byzantine calendar 5324–5325
Chinese calendar 乙卯(Wood Rabbit)
2512 or 2452
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
2513 or 2453
Coptic calendar −468 – −467
Discordian calendar 982
Ethiopian calendar −192 – −191
Hebrew calendar 3576–3577
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −128 – −127
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2916–2917
Holocene calendar 9816
Iranian calendar 806 BP – 805 BP
Islamic calendar 831 BH – 830 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2149
Minguo calendar 2096 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1652
Seleucid era 127/128 AG
Thai solar calendar 358–359
Tibetan calendar 阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
−58 or −439 or −1211
    — to —
(male Fire-Dragon)
−57 or −438 or −1210

Year 185 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 Puditanus (or, less frequently, year 569 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 185 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 general Scipio Africanus and his brother Lucius are accused by Cato the Elder and his supporters of having received bribes from the late Seleucid king Antiochus III. Scipio defies his accusers, reminds the Romans of their debt to him, and retires to his country house at Liternum in Campania. However, Cato is successful in breaking the political influence of Lucius Scipio and Scipio Africanus.


  • The civil war between the northern and southern areas of Egypt ends with the arrest of Ankmachis by the Ptolemaic general Conanus.