97 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 120s BC  110s BC  100s BC  – 90s BC –  80s BC  70s BC  60s BC
Years: 100 BC 99 BC 98 BC97 BC96 BC 95 BC 94 BC
97 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 97 BC
Ab urbe condita 657
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 227
- Pharaoh Ptolemy X Alexander, 11
Ancient Greek era 170th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4654
Bengali calendar −689
Berber calendar 854
Buddhist calendar 448
Burmese calendar −734
Byzantine calendar 5412–5413
Chinese calendar 癸未(Water Goat)
2600 or 2540
    — to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
2601 or 2541
Coptic calendar −380 – −379
Discordian calendar 1070
Ethiopian calendar −104 – −103
Hebrew calendar 3664–3665
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −40 – −39
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3005–3006
Holocene calendar 9904
Iranian calendar 718 BP – 717 BP
Islamic calendar 740 BH – 739 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2237
Minguo calendar 2008 before ROC
民前2008年
Seleucid era 215/216 AG
Thai solar calendar 446–447

Year 97 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 Crassus (or, less frequently, year 657 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 97 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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  • 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.

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