102 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
102 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar102 BC
Ab urbe condita652
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 222
- PharaohPtolemy X Alexander, 6
Ancient Greek era169th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4649
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−694
Berber calendar849
Buddhist calendar443
Burmese calendar−739
Byzantine calendar5407–5408
Chinese calendar戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
2595 or 2535
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2596 or 2536
Coptic calendar−385 – −384
Discordian calendar1065
Ethiopian calendar−109 – −108
Hebrew calendar3659–3660
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−45 – −44
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2999–3000
Holocene calendar9899
Iranian calendar723 BP – 722 BP
Islamic calendar745 BH – 744 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2232
Minguo calendar2013 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1569
Seleucid era210/211 AG
Thai solar calendar441–442
Tibetan calendar阳土虎年
(male Earth-Tiger)
25 or −356 or −1128
    — to —
(female Earth-Rabbit)
26 or −355 or −1127

Year 102 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Marius and Catulus (or, less frequently, year 652 Ab urbe condita) and the Third Year of Taichu. The denomination 102 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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  • War of the Heavenly Horses: The Han expeditionary force under Li Guangli conquers the state of Luntai. Li Guangli then besieges Alexandria Eschate, the capital of Dayuan in the Hellenistic Ferghana Valley, despite having lost half his army to hunger, thirst and battle by the time he reached the city. The Dayuan are defeated in battle, and after losing their outer wall and their best general Jianmi in battle, the nobles kill King Wugua and offer terms of peace to Li Guangli, who accepts. The Han receive some of the prized horses of Dayuan and Li Guangli appoints Mocai as the new king.[1]
  • Han-Xiongnu War
  • Er Chanyu marches against Shouxiang but dies en route from illness and is succeeded by his uncle Xulihu.
  • Emperor Wu orders fortified outposts to be built to the north as far as the Yin Mountains and Juyan Lake. The generals Han Yue and Wei Kang garrison the outposts north of Wuyuan, including the Yin Mountains, and Lu Bode garrisons Juyan Lake.
  • Autumn - The Xiongnu invade the prefectures of Yunzhong, Dingxiang, Wuyuan and Shuofang and destroy the new Han outposts. The Tuqi King of the Right invades the area around Jiuquan and Zhangye. The Han general Ren Wen defeats a Xiongnu army.[2]




  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 198–201. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 207–208. ISBN 978-1628944167.