88 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries:
Decades:
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88 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 88 BC
LXXXVII BC
Ab urbe condita 666
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 236
- Pharaoh Ptolemy IX Lathyros, 1
Ancient Greek era 173rd Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4663
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −680
Berber calendar 863
Buddhist calendar 457
Burmese calendar −725
Byzantine calendar 5421–5422
Chinese calendar 壬辰(Water Dragon)
2609 or 2549
    — to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
2610 or 2550
Coptic calendar −371 – −370
Discordian calendar 1079
Ethiopian calendar −95 – −94
Hebrew calendar 3673–3674
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −31 – −30
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3013–3014
Holocene calendar 9913
Iranian calendar 709 BP – 708 BP
Islamic calendar 731 BH – 730 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2246
Minguo calendar 1999 before ROC
民前1999年
Nanakshahi calendar −1555
Seleucid era 224/225 AG
Thai solar calendar 455–456
Tibetan calendar 阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
39 or −342 or −1114
    — to —
阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
40 or −341 or −1113

Year 88 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Sulla and Rufus (or, less frequently, year 666 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 88 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.

Events[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • May – King Mithridates VI of Pontus invades Greece. Defeating the Roman forces four times in succession, he conquers Bithynia, Phrygia, Mysia, Lycia, Pamphylia, Ionia and Cappadocia. The Roman province of Asia is dismantled. On the king's orders, the local authorities in every city of the province round up and put to death all resident Italians — men, women and children — in a single day (App.Mith.§§85–91). Plutarch (Sulla 24.4) says that 150,000 are killed, other sources calculate a figure of 80,000 people.[2]

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Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pompey, Command (p. 11). Nic Fields, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84908-572-4
  2. ^ Pompey, Command (p. 39). Nic Fields, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84908-572-4