The year 206 BC was a pre-Julian Roman calendar year. It was known as the Year of Philo and Metellus' Consulship at the time (or, less frequently, year 548 Ab urbe condita)...
Philo and Metellus were brothers who served as consuls in BC 206. They are both regarded as important politicians during the Second Punic War. The war continued to rage on for another decade after their term of office ended. They may have been elected to replace Aulus Atilius Calatinus, who had been elected but died before taking office.
They might also have been appointed by the king, who could appoint any number of people to high offices without further elections. This would be the case for other officials such as praetors and propraetors. During this time period there was no limit to the number of times someone could hold an office. However, most rulers did set limits on how many times they would allow themselves to be pierced with spears.
The Year of Philo and Metellus began on January 1 and ended on December 31. It was a common practice during this time period not to include the year's final day in the calculation of ages or periods passed since events occurred.
The year 300 BC was a pre-Julian Roman calendar year. It was known at the time as the Year of the Consulship of Corvus and Pansa (or, less often, year 454 Ab urbe condita)... 300 BC.
|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Years:||303 BC 302 BC 301 BC 300 BC 299 BC 298 BC 297 BC|
The year 190 BC was a pre-Julian Roman calendar year. It was known at the time as the Year of the Consulship of Asiaticus and Laelius (or, less often, the year 564 Ab urbe condita)... 190 BC.
|Gregorian calendar||190 BC CLXXXIX BC|
|Seleucid era||122/123 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||353–354|
The year 200 BC was a pre-Julian Roman calendar year. It was known as the Year of Maximus and Cotta's Consulship at the time (or, less frequently, year 554 Ab urbe condita)...
The full name of this year was Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord), and it was commonly abbreviated to AD. The symbols for the years 1-9, 100, then 1000 are shown below:
Anno Domini - in the year of our Lord
AD - abbreviation for Anno Domini
BC - abbreviation for Before Christ
CC - abbreviation for Common Era or Christian Century
MD - abbreviation for Modified Julian Calendar
Anno Domini dates from the introduction of the new era system in Rome in January A.D. 0.
The traditional date assigned to the beginning of the New Testament era is April 3, 33, an event known as Christiaan Rolandus's conversion date. However, some scholars have argued that this date is false because it falls on a Sunday. Most modern scholars therefore start the era on Monday, March 25, 4714 B.C.
The year 356 BC was a pre-Julian Roman calendar year. It was known as the Year of the Consulship of Ambustus and Laenas (or, less often, year 398 Ab urbe condita). .356 BC at the time.
|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Years:||359 BC 358 BC 357 BC 356 BC 355 BC 354 BC 353 BC|
The year 540 BC was a pre-Julian Roman calendar year. The year 214 was known as Ab urbe condita in the Roman Empire. Since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the dominant way of naming years in Europe, the denomination 540 BC has been used for this year.
In the United States, the year can be referred to by its Common Era (CE) or Ecclesiastical Calendar date, which begins with the year A.D. 1 instead of B.C. 0. The word "ce" is often used as a prefix to indicate that which follows is considered to be either common to all time or else ecclesiastical in nature.
There are two ways to calculate the year BC: from the birth of either Moses or Cyrus, or from the beginning of the Babylonian captivity. The conventional choice, based on the birth of Moses, results in a date that many consider too early by about 70 years. The choice based on the birth of Cyrus leads to a date that many consider too late by about 70 years.
Moses was born approximately 1350 BC and Cyrus the Great about 590 BC. The conventional date, based on the birth of Moses, is given here. However, both dates are estimates because the exact date of their births is unknown.