124 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
124 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar124 BC
Ab urbe condita630
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 200
- PharaohPtolemy VIII Physcon, 22
Ancient Greek era164th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4627
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−716
Berber calendar827
Buddhist calendar421
Burmese calendar−761
Byzantine calendar5385–5386
Chinese calendar丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
2573 or 2513
    — to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
2574 or 2514
Coptic calendar−407 – −406
Discordian calendar1043
Ethiopian calendar−131 – −130
Hebrew calendar3637–3638
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−67 – −66
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2977–2978
Holocene calendar9877
Iranian calendar745 BP – 744 BP
Islamic calendar768 BH – 767 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2210
Minguo calendar2035 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1591
Seleucid era188/189 AG
Thai solar calendar419–420
Tibetan calendar阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
3 or −378 or −1150
    — to —
(female Fire-Snake)
4 or −377 or −1149

Year 124 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Longinus and Calvinus (or, less frequently, year 630 Ab urbe condita) and the Fifth Year of Yuanshuo. The denomination 124 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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  • Spring: The Han general Wei Qing, with an army of 30,000 cavalry, proceeds from Gaoque into Xiongnu territory, and in a night attack surrounds the Tuqi King of the Right in his camp. The Tuqi escapes, but numerous petty chiefs are captured in this and a second engagement.
  • Li Xi and Zhang Cigong invade Xiongnu territory from Youbeiping Prefecture but encounter no enemy forces.
  • Emperor Wu of Han rewards Wei Qing by making him General-in-Chief.[1]
  • Autumn: The Xiongnu retaliate by invading the Prefecture of Dai, where they kill its chief commandant, Zhu Ying.[2]


  • Artabanus II of Parthia


  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 142–143. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Qian, Sima. Records of the Grand Historian, Section: Wei Qing & Huo Qubing.