Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC

Decades: 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC - 230s BC - 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC

Years: 239 BC 238 BC 237 BC 236 BC 235 BC - 234 BC - 233 BC 232 BC 231 BC 230 BC 229 BC

  • Greece: Epeirote Alliance replaced by federal state (Koinon of the Epeirotes)
  • Greece: city of Old Pleuron destroyed by Demetrios II
  • Greece: after resignation of Lydiades, Megalopolis joins Achaean League
  • China (Qin Dynasty): 100,000 Zhao soldiers killed in Pingyang battle
  • China: Ch'in Shin Haung Ti (King Cheng) begins unification of China
  • Rome: Corsica, Sardinia and Liguria rebel unsuccessfully against Rome
  • China: construction of Great Wall begins
  • Rome: Temple of Honos et Virtus built by Q. Fabius Maximus Verrucosus
  • India: Third Buddhist Council (Sangayana) held in Patna

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