Centuries: 4th century BC -

**3rd century BC**- 2nd century BC

Decades: 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC - **210s BC** - 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC

Years: 219 BC 218 BC 217 BC 216 BC 215 BC - **214 BC** - 213 BC 212 BC 211 BC 210 BC 209 BC

**Events**

- Second Punic War: In the Third Battle of Nola, Marcus Claudius Marcellus fights an inconclusive battle with Hannibal.
- Publius Cornelius Scipio is elected aedile at age 22, opposed by the tribunes on account of his youth, but supported by the people.
- The censors Marcus Atilius Regulus and Publius Furius Philus prosecute and punish a number of citizens who had planned to abandon Rome after the Battle of Cannae.

**Births**

**Deaths**

- Diophantus, mathematician
- Hieronymus, grandson of Hiero II of Syracuse and tyrant (assassination)