|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|96 BC by topic|
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Year 96 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Ahenobarbus and Longinus (or, less frequently, year 658 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 96 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.
- Consuls: Gaius Cassius Longinus and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus
- Cyrene is left to the people of Roman Republic 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.
- Galeria Copiola Roman dancer d.9 AD
- Ptolemy Apion, king of Cyrene
- Antiochus VIII Grypus, king of the Seleucid Empire (murdered)
- Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, king of the Seleucid Empire (died in battle)