Decades: 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC - **200s BC** - 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC

Years: 206 BC 205 BC 204 BC 203 BC 202 BC - **201 BC** - 200 BC 199 BC 198 BC 197 BC 196 BC

- Philip V of Macedon is defeated at sea by the Egyptians, Rhodians, and Pergamese in the Battle of Chios.
- In Rome, according to Livy, land was distributed to veterans of the Second Punic War, in the first instance of a practice that later became commonplace.