237 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
237 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar237 BC
Ab urbe condita517
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 87
- PharaohPtolemy III Euergetes, 10
Ancient Greek era135th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4514
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−829
Berber calendar714
Buddhist calendar308
Burmese calendar−874
Byzantine calendar5272–5273
Chinese calendar癸亥年 (Water Pig)
2461 or 2254
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2462 or 2255
Coptic calendar−520 – −519
Discordian calendar930
Ethiopian calendar−244 – −243
Hebrew calendar3524–3525
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−180 – −179
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2864–2865
Holocene calendar9764
Iranian calendar858 BP – 857 BP
Islamic calendar884 BH – 883 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2097
Minguo calendar2148 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1704
Seleucid era75/76 AG
Thai solar calendar306–307
Tibetan calendar阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
−110 or −491 or −1263
    — to —
(male Wood-Rat)
−109 or −490 or −1262

Year 237 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Caudinus and Flaccus (or, less frequently, year 517 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 237 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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  • Hamilcar Barca's success in defeating the mercenaries results in a growth in his strength as leader of Carthage's popular party and support for his proposed invasion of the Iberian Peninsula. However, as spokesman for the landed nobility, Hanno opposes the policy of foreign conquest pursued by Hamilcar Barca.
  • Nevertheless, Hamilcar Barca leads a Carthaginian army in an invasion of the Iberian Peninsula with the aim of building a base from which war with Rome can be renewed. By skillful generalship and able diplomacy, Hamilcar extends Carthaginian dominion over many Spanish tribes.


  • Lü Buwei is deposed as the Prime Minister of Qin.
  • The Qin official and philosopher Li Si persuades the king, Ying Zheng, not to expel foreign officers with his "Petition against the Expulsion of Guest Officers" (Jianzhuke Shu).