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

Years: 243 BC 242 BC 241 BC 240 BC 239 BC - **238 BC** - 237 BC 236 BC 235 BC 234 BC 233 BC

- Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus assaults Sardinia, and makes it into a Roman province.
- In the Battle of Utica, the loyal Carthaginian troops of Hamilcar Barca defeat rebellious mercenaries.