192 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
192 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 192 BC
Ab urbe condita 562
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 132
- Pharaoh Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 12
Ancient Greek era 147th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4559
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −784
Berber calendar 759
Buddhist calendar 353
Burmese calendar −829
Byzantine calendar 5317–5318
Chinese calendar 戊申(Earth Monkey)
2505 or 2445
    — to —
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
2506 or 2446
Coptic calendar −475 – −474
Discordian calendar 975
Ethiopian calendar −199 – −198
Hebrew calendar 3569–3570
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −135 – −134
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2909–2910
Holocene calendar 9809
Iranian calendar 813 BP – 812 BP
Islamic calendar 838 BH – 837 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2142
Minguo calendar 2103 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1659
Seleucid era 120/121 AG
Thai solar calendar 351–352
Tibetan calendar 阳土猴年
(male Earth-Monkey)
−65 or −446 or −1218
    — to —
(female Earth-Rooster)
−64 or −445 or −1217

Year 192 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 Ahenobarbus (or, less frequently, year 562 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 192 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 Achaeans respond to Sparta's renewed interest in recovering lost territory by sending an envoy to Rome with a request for help. In response, the Roman Senate sends the praetor Atilius with a navy, as well as an embassy headed by Titus Quinctius Flamininus.
  • Not waiting for the Roman fleet to arrive, the Achaean army and navy head towards Gythium under the command of Philopoemen. The Achaean fleet under Tiso is defeated by the Spartan fleet. On land, the Achaeans are unable to defeat the Spartan forces outside Gythium and Philopoemen retreats to Tegea.
  • When Philopoemen reenters Laconia for a second attempt, his forces are ambushed by the Spartan tyrant, Nabis, but nevertheless Philopoemen manages to gain a victory over the Spartan forces.
  • Philopoemen's plans for capturing Sparta itself are put on hold at the request of the Roman envoy Flaminius after his arrival in Greece. In return, Nabis decides, for the moment, to accept the status quo.
  • Nabis then appeals to the Aetolians for help. They send 1,000 cavalry under the command of Alexamenus to Sparta. However, the Aetolians murder Nabis and temporarily occupy Sparta. The Aetolian troops seize the palace and set about looting the city, but the inhabitants of Sparta are able to rally and force them leave the city. Philopoemen, however, takes advantage of the Aetolian treachery and enters Sparta with his Achaean army. Now in full control of Sparta, Philopoemen forces Sparta to become a member state of the Achaean League.
  • Seleucid forces under their king, Antiochus III, invade Greece at the invitation of the Aetolian League, who are revolting against the Romans. The Aetolians appoint him commander in chief of their league. Antiochus lands in Demetrias, Thessaly with only 10,500 men and occupies Euboea. However, he finds little support for his cause in central Greece.