Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
Decades: 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC - 210s BC - 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC
Years: 220 BC 219 BC 218 BC 217 BC 216 BC - 215 BC - 214 BC 213 BC 212 BC 211 BC 210 BC
- Second Punic War: Marcus Claudius Marcellus again repulses an attack by Hannibal in the Second Battle of Nola.
- The Roman tribune Gaius Oppius initiates the Lex Oppia, which limits women's rights to own gold, wear elaborate clothing, and ride in fancy carriages. (The law was repealed about 195 BC.)
- Construction begins on the Great Wall of China.