- 208 BC
* The Romans under Publius Cornelius Scipio defeat the Carthaginians under their commander
Hasdrubal Barcaat Baecula ( Bailen) in Baetica. As a result, Hasdrubal Barca decides to cross the Pyreneeswith his remaining troops into Transalpine Gaul, with the intention of joining his brother Hannibalin Italy.
* The Roman general
Marcus Claudius Marcellusis killed in battle while fighting Hannibal inconclusively near Venusia, Apulia.
* Hannibal destroys a Roman force engaged in the siege of
* Antiochus III advances into
Bactria, which is ruled by the Greco-Bactrianking Euthydemus I, and again meets with success. After resisting a siege of his capital Bactra( Balkh) by the Seleucids, Euthydemus obtains an honourable peace by which Antiochus promises Euthydemus' son Demetrius the hand of one of his daughters.
* The Chinese general
Zhang Hanof the Qin Dynastypacifies a peasant rebellion led by Chen Shengand Wu Guang, and then lays siege to the rebel city of Julu.
Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Roman general who has captured Syracuse during the Second Punic War and has become known as "the sword of Rome" (b. 268 BC)
Li Si, Chinese philosopher and politician (assassinated) (b. 280 BC)
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