Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
- Second Punic War:
- Cato the Elder goes to Sicily to serve as the quaestor of Scipio Africanus Major, and publicly objects to Scipio's lavish spending.
- Scipio Africanus Major lands in Africa to fight the Carthaginians on their own soil.
- Hannibal fights a drawn battle against the Roman general Sempronius in the Battle of Crotona.
- In Rome, the Lex Cincia forbids courtroom advocates from accepting fees for services rendered.