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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||2nd century BC – 1st century BC – 1st century|
|Decades:||120s BC 110s BC 100s BC – 90s BC – 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC|
|Years:||99 BC 98 BC 97 BC 96 BC 95 BC 94 BC 93 BC 92 BC 91 BC 90 BC|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments
- 1 90s BC: events by year
- 1.1 99 BC
- 1.2 By place
- 1.3 98 BC
- 1.4 By place
- 1.5 97 BC
- 1.6 By place
- 1.7 96 BC
- 1.8 By place
- 1.9 95 BC
- 1.10 By place
- 1.11 94 BC
- 1.12 By place
- 1.13 93 BC
- 1.14 By place
- 1.15 92 BC
- 1.16 By place
- 1.17 91 BC
- 1.18 By place
- 1.19 90 BC
- 1.20 By place
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 References
90s BC: events by year
- Consuls: Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos and Titus Didius
- The Senate passes a resolution forbidding human sacrifice.
- The Senate passes the Lex Caecilia Didia which bans omnibus bills.
- 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.
- In Christian mythology, 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.
- Consuls: Gaius Cassius Longinus and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus
- Cyrene is left to the people of Rome by its ruler Ptolemy Apion.
- 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.
- Philip I Philadelphus and Antiochus XI Ephiphanes succeed as co-rulers after the deposition of Seleucus VI Epiphanes.
- "Forty metre structure" at Emain Macha (near modern Armagh, Northern Ireland) built and destroyed, presumably for ritual or ceremonial purposes.
- Consuls: Gaius Coelius Caldus and Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus.
- The first failed attempt to open a Latin rhetorical school.
- Lucius Cornelius Sulla elected praetor urbanus.
- Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios becomes king of Cappadocia with Roman backing.
- Arshak I becomes king of Caucasian Iberia after overthrowing Farnadjom.
- End of era Taishi of Emperor Wu of Han China.
- 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.
- Lucullus invades Armenia, initiating the Roman-Persian Wars, which were to last six centuries.
- Gaius Sentius becomes Roman governor of Macedonia, serves until 88 BC.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nicomedes IV of Bithynia is defeated in battle by a coalition of Nicomedes' brother Socrates, and Mithridates VI of Pontus. Nicomedes flees to Rome.