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: 242 BC 241 BC 240 BC 239 BC 238 BC - **237 BC** - 236 BC 235 BC 234 BC 233 BC 232 BC

**Events**

- Hamilcar Barca suppresses the revolt of Carthaginian mercenaries, who had revolted over being short-changed for back pay.

**Births**

**Deaths**

- Xun Zi, Confucian philosopher