190 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
190 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 190 BC
Ab urbe condita 564
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 134
- Pharaoh Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 14
Ancient Greek era 147th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4561
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −782
Berber calendar 761
Buddhist calendar 355
Burmese calendar −827
Byzantine calendar 5319–5320
Chinese calendar 庚戌(Metal Dog)
2507 or 2447
    — to —
辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
2508 or 2448
Coptic calendar −473 – −472
Discordian calendar 977
Ethiopian calendar −197 – −196
Hebrew calendar 3571–3572
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −133 – −132
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2911–2912
Holocene calendar 9811
Iranian calendar 811 BP – 810 BP
Islamic calendar 836 BH – 835 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2144
Minguo calendar 2101 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1657
Seleucid era 122/123 AG
Thai solar calendar 353–354
Tibetan calendar 阳金狗年
(male Iron-Dog)
−63 or −444 or −1216
    — to —
(female Iron-Pig)
−62 or −443 or −1215

Year 190 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar, at the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Asiaticus and Laelius (or, less frequently, year 564 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 190 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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  • The Battle of the Eurymedon is fought between a Seleucid fleet and ships from Rhodes and Pergamum, who are allied with the Roman Republic. The Seleucids are led by the famous Carthaginian general Hannibal, the Rhodians and their allies are victorious and Hannibal's fleet is forced to flee.
  • Subsequently, the naval Battle of Myonessus is fought between a Seleucid fleet and a Roman fleet with the help Rhodian ships. The Romans and their allies are victorious.
  • As Philip V of Macedon has aided Rome against her enemies on the Greek peninsula, his tribute to Rome is remitted and his son, Demetrius, is restored to him after being held hostage in Rome for a number of years.

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • Meeting no further resistance from the Seleucids and their allies, the Roman army under general Scipio Africanus and his brother Lucius, along with King Eumenes II of Pergamum and other allies, cross the Hellespont into Anatolia.
  • With the increasingly real threat to his Empire from the Romans, Antiochus III is eager to negotiate on the basis of Rome's previous demands, but the Romans insist that he first give up the region west of the Taurus Mountains. When Antiochus refuses, the Battle of Magnesia is fought near Magnesia ad Sipylum, on the plains of Lydia in Anatolia, between the Romans, led by the consul Lucius Cornelius Scipio and his brother, Scipio Africanus, with their ally Eumenes II of Pergamum, and the army of Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid Empire. The resulting decisive Roman victory ends the conflict with the Seleucids for the control of Greece.
  • Following Antiochus III's defeat by the Romans, the two Armenian satraps of Antiochus III's, Artaxias and Zariadres, declare themselves independent of the Seleucids. With Roman consent, they establish themselves as kings of the Kingdom of Armenia and the district of Sophene (Armenia Minor), respectively. Artaxias builds his capital, Artaxata, on the Araxes River (now the Aras River) near Lake Sevan.
  • For assisting the Romans in defeating Antiochus III, Eumenes II of Pergamum is rewarded with a great increase in territory. He is given control over the Thracian Chersonese (the modern Gallipoli peninsula) and over most of the former Seleucid possessions in Anatolia.

Roman Republic[edit]

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  • Apollonius of Perga, Greek mathematician, geometer and astronomer of the Alexandrian school, known by his contemporaries as "The Great Geometer," whose treatise "Conics" is one of the greatest scientific works from the ancient world (b. c. 262 BC)