# 200s BC

Centuries: 4th century BC -**3rd century BC**- 2nd century BC

Decades: 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC - **200s BC** - 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC

Years: 209 BC 208 BC 207 BC 206 BC 205 BC 204 BC 203 BC 202 BC 201 BC 200 BC

**Events and Trends**

- After severe losses, Roman determination kept them fighting in the Second Punic War against Hannibal. As a result, they wore down Carthaginian forces in Spain and Sicily, then launched a series of raids across the Mediterranean Sea that forced Hannibal to withdraw back to northern Africa, where he was at last decisively defeated in the Battle of Zama.