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: 223 BC 222 BC 221 BC 220 BC 219 BC - 218 BC - 217 BC 216 BC 215 BC 214 BC 213 BC
- Second Punic War
- Hannibal crosses the Alps and invades Italy.
- In November, Hannibal defeats the Romans under Publius Cornelius Scipio the elder in a small cavalry fight, known as the Battle of the Ticinus.
- Romans defeated in the Battle of Trebia River.
- Cremona in northern Italy is founded.