Year 205 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Africanus and Dives (or, less frequently, year 549 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 205 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
205 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar205 BC
Ab urbe condita549
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 119
- PharaohPtolemy IV Philopator, 17
Ancient Greek era143rd Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4546
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−797
Berber calendar746
Buddhist calendar340
Burmese calendar−842
Byzantine calendar5304–5305
Chinese calendar乙未(Wood Goat)
2492 or 2432
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2493 or 2433
Coptic calendar−488 – −487
Discordian calendar962
Ethiopian calendar−212 – −211
Hebrew calendar3556–3557
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−148 – −147
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2896–2897
Holocene calendar9796
Iranian calendar826 BP – 825 BP
Islamic calendar851 BH – 850 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2129
Minguo calendar2116 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1672
Seleucid era107/108 AG
Thai solar calendar338–339
Tibetan calendar阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
−78 or −459 or −1231
    — to —
(male Fire-Monkey)
−77 or −458 or −1230


By placeEdit

Seleucid EmpireEdit


Roman RepublicEdit


  • The native Egyptian population rises in rebellion against their Greek rulers. The revolt spreads to Upper Egypt.
  • Ptolemy IV dies and is succeeded by his five-year-old son Ptolemy V. However, no public announcement is made about the king's death.


  • The Xiongnu leader, Modu Chanyu conquered the neighbouring nomadic tribe, Yuezhi and Donghu for subjugating accept the overlord of the Xiongnu. Tuqi King of the left and right was established to kept an eye on the tribe to prevent rebellious.