57 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 80s BC  70s BC  60s BC  – 50s BC –  40s BC  30s BC  20s BC
Years: 60 BC 59 BC 58 BC57 BC56 BC 55 BC 54 BC
57 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 57 BC
Ab urbe condita 697
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 267
- Pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes, 24
Ancient Greek era 180th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4694
Bengali calendar −649
Berber calendar 894
Buddhist calendar 488
Burmese calendar −694
Byzantine calendar 5452–5453
Chinese calendar 癸亥(Water Pig)
2640 or 2580
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2641 or 2581
Coptic calendar −340 – −339
Discordian calendar 1110
Ethiopian calendar −64 – −63
Hebrew calendar 3704–3705
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 0–1
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3045–3046
Holocene calendar 9944
Iranian calendar 678 BP – 677 BP
Islamic calendar 699 BH – 698 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2277
Minguo calendar 1968 before ROC
Seleucid era 255/256 AG
Thai solar calendar 486–487

Year 57 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Metellus (or, less frequently, year 697 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 57 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Vikramaditya established Vikram era in 57 BC.
  • Bak Hyeokgeose becomes the first ruler of the kingdom of Silla (traditional date).
  • The city of Gwangju (the sixth largest city in South Korea) is founded.