98 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
98 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar98 BC
Ab urbe condita656
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 226
- PharaohPtolemy X Alexander, 10
Ancient Greek era170th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4653
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−690
Berber calendar853
Buddhist calendar447
Burmese calendar−735
Byzantine calendar5411–5412
Chinese calendar壬午年 (Water Horse)
2599 or 2539
    — to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
2600 or 2540
Coptic calendar−381 – −380
Discordian calendar1069
Ethiopian calendar−105 – −104
Hebrew calendar3663–3664
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−41 – −40
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3003–3004
Holocene calendar9903
Iranian calendar719 BP – 718 BP
Islamic calendar741 BH – 740 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2236
Minguo calendar2009 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1565
Seleucid era214/215 AG
Thai solar calendar445–446
Tibetan calendar阳水马年
(male Water-Horse)
29 or −352 or −1124
    — to —
(female Water-Goat)
30 or −351 or −1123

Year 98 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Nepos and Didius (or, less frequently, year 656 Ab urbe condita) and the Third Year of Tianhan. The denomination 98 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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  • Emperor Wu of Han sends the Han general Gongsun Ao on a mission to rescue general Li Ling from Xiongnu captivity. Gongsun achieves little but receives incorrect information that Li has been training Xiongnu soldiers. Enraged, Emperor Wu exterminates Li's clan.[1]




  1. ^ Qian, Sima. Records of the Grand Historian, Section: Li Ling.