211 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
211 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar211 BC
Ab urbe condita543
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 113
- PharaohPtolemy IV Philopator, 11
Ancient Greek era142nd Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4540
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−803
Berber calendar740
Buddhist calendar334
Burmese calendar−848
Byzantine calendar5298–5299
Chinese calendar己丑年 (Earth Ox)
2487 or 2280
    — to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
2488 or 2281
Coptic calendar−494 – −493
Discordian calendar956
Ethiopian calendar−218 – −217
Hebrew calendar3550–3551
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−154 – −153
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2890–2891
Holocene calendar9790
Iranian calendar832 BP – 831 BP
Islamic calendar858 BH – 857 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2123
Minguo calendar2122 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1678
Seleucid era101/102 AG
Thai solar calendar332–333
Tibetan calendar阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
−84 or −465 or −1237
    — to —
(male Iron-Tiger)
−83 or −464 or −1236

Year 211 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Maximus and Maximus (or, less frequently, year 543 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 211 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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Seleucid Empire[edit]


Roman Republic[edit]

  • With the capture of Syracuse, the Romans are able to pacify all of Sicily.
  • The Romans besiege the town of Capua (which is allied with Hannibal). The town eventually falls to the Romans and its citizens are punished by them. The town's nobility are put to the sword, its territory is confiscated and its municipal organisation is dissolved.
  • Hannibal marches northwards on the city of Rome in a belated and unsuccessful effort to capture the city.
  • Rome faces the burdens of inflation and the danger of famine, caused by the disturbed conditions in Italy and Sicily and the withdrawal of so many men from farming. The situation is only relieved by an urgent appeal by the Romans to the King of Egypt, Ptolemy IV, from whom grain is purchased at three times the usual price.


  • The Roman commander Marcus Valerius Laevinus explores the possibility of an alliance with the Aetolian League as the Aetolians are once again ready to consider taking up arms against their traditional enemy, Macedonia. A treaty is signed to counter Philip V of Macedon who is allied to Hannibal. Under the treaty, the Aetolians are to conduct operations on land, the Romans at sea. Also, Rome will keep any slaves and other booty taken and Aetolia will receive control of any territory acquired.