Decades: 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC - **220s BC** - 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC

Years: 232 BC 231 BC 230 BC 229 BC 228 BC - **227 BC** - 226 BC 225 BC 224 BC 223 BC 222 BC

- Faced with a dangerously small number of Spartan citizens, and other handicaps to the city-state, Cleomenes III issues revolutionary reforms: cancels debts, redistributes lands, makes citizens of
*perioeci*and metics. - Antigonus III Doson assumes the title of king of Macedonia.
- Sicily and Sardinia become provinces of Rome; Gaius Flaminius is Rome's first governor of Sicily.
- In Rome, the number of praetors is increased from two to four.