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90s BC

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Roman Republic
  • Consuls: Aulus Postumius Albinus and Marcus Antonius Orator.
  • By place

    Roman Republic
  • Consuls: Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos and Titus Didius
  • The Roman Senate passes a resolution forbidding human sacrifice.
  • The Senate passes the Lex Caecilia Didia which bans omnibus bills.
  • By place

    Roman Republic
  • Consuls: Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus and Publius Licinius Crassus Dives
  • C. Decianus, the prosecutor of Furius, is himself condemned for his remarks about the death of Saturninus.
  • The Romans subdue the Maedi and Dardani.
  • L. Domitius takes harsh measures to restore order in Sicily.
  • The censors, Flaccus and Antonius, remove M. Duronius from the senate because of his opposition to sumptuary laws.
  • A decree of the Roman senate bans human sacrifices.
  • Sulla displays a lion hunt for the first time in games at Rome.
  • Asia Minor
  • Ariarathes VIII is forced out of Cappadocia by Mithridates, and dies soon afterwards.
  • Middle East
  • According to Christianity, the birth of Saint Joseph, the husband of Saint Mary the mother of Jesus, and his "earthly-father" - in distinction to God the Father, his "heavenly father." According to this account, Joseph was 92 years old when Jesus was born.
  • Japan
  • Sujin becomes emperor of Japan (probable date)
  • By place

    Roman Republic
  • Consuls: Gaius Cassius Longinus and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus
  • Cyrene is left to the people of Roman Republic by its ruler Ptolemy Apion.
  • Greece
  • Seleucus VI Epiphanes becomes king of the Seleucid Empire following the death of his father Antiochus VIII Grypus, and defeating in battle Antiochus IX Cyzicenus.
  • Asia
  • Start of the Taishi era in the Han Dynasty.
  • By place

    Roman Republic
  • Consuls: Lucius Licinius Crassus and Quintus Mucius Scaevola Pontifex
  • Seleucid kingdom
  • Philip I Philadelphus and Antiochus XI Ephiphanes succeed as co-rulers after the deposition of Seleucus VI Epiphanes.
  • Ireland
  • "Forty metre structure" at Emain Macha (near modern Armagh, Northern Ireland) built and destroyed, presumably for ritual or ceremonial purposes.
  • Asia Minor
  • Tigranes the Great becomes king of Armenia
  • By place

  • Approximate date – Nicomedes IV succeeds his father Nicomedes III as king of Bithynia.
  • China
  • Approximate date – Sima Qian concludes writing the Records of the Grand Historian (太史公書).
  • India
  • Shakas start to control northwest India.
  • Roman Republic
  • Consuls: Gaius Coelius Caldus and Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus.
  • The first (failed) attempt to open a Latin rhetorical school.
  • Lucius Cornelius Sulla elected praetor urbanus.
  • By place

    Roman republic
  • Roman consuls: Gaius Valerius Flaccus and Marcus Herennius.
  • Asia Minor
  • Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios becomes king of Cappadocia with Roman backing.
  • Arshak I becomes king of Caucasian Iberia after overthrowing Farnadjom.
  • Asia
  • End of era Taishi of Emperor Wu of Han China.
  • By place

    Roman republic
  • Consuls: Gaius Claudius Pulcher and Marcus Perperna.
  • In the first diplomatic contact between Rome and Parthia, Sulla meets with a Parthian envoy, resulting in the parties recognizing Euphrates as a common frontier.
  • Sulla repulses Tigranes of Armenia from Cappadocia.
  • Gaius Sentius becomes Roman governor of Macedonia, serves until 88 BC.
  • By place

    Roman Republic
  • consuls: Sextus Julius Caesar and Lucius Marcius Philippus
  • The tribune Marcus Livius Drusus proposes extending Roman citizenship to allied Italian cities, but is assassinated, leading to the Social War.
  • Asia
  • Liu Ju, crown prince of the Han Dynasty, revolts against his father, Emperor Wu, and his witchcraft trials. After his rebellion fails, he hangs himself.
  • Records of the Grand Historian compiled by Sima Qian.
  • By place

    Roman Republic
  • Consuls: Lucius Julius Caesar and Publius Rutilius Lupus.
  • Social War continues: Pompeius Strabo and Gaius Marius distinguish themselves.
  • The Etruscans are granted Roman citizenship.
  • Corfinium in south-central Italy is the center of a rebellion against Rome.
  • The Lex Iulia grants citizenship to all Italians who did not oppose Rome during the Social War.
  • Cicero starts to serve in the Roman army.
  • Asia Minor
  • Nicomedes IV of Bithynia is defeated in battle by a coalition of Nicomedes' brother Socrates, and Mithridates VI of Pontus. Nicomedes flees to Rome.
  • Births

  • 99 BC – Lucretius, Latin philosopher and poet
  • References

    90s BC Wikipedia