# 149 BC

Centuries: 3rd century BC -**2nd century BC**- 1st century BC

Decades: 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC - **140s BC** - 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC

Years: 154 BC 153 BC 152 BC 151 BC 150 BC - **149 BC** - 148 BC 147 BC 146 BC 145 BC 144 BC

**Events**

- Third Punic War declared; Rome lands an army in Africa to begin the Battle of Carthage.
- With Roman help, Nicomedes II overthrows his father Prusias II as king of Bithynia.
- Andriscus, the last king of Macedon, ascends to the throne.
- Servius Sulpicius Galba is prosecuted for corruption while serving in Spain, but is acquitted after he parades his weeping family members before the tribunal.

**Births**

**Deaths**

- Cato the Elder
- Prusias II of Bithynia (assassinated)