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120s BC

This article concerns the period 129 BC - 120 BC.

Events

129 BC

By place

The Empire of Rome
Syria
Asia

By topic

Philosophy
Astronomy

128 BC

By place

Roman Republic
  • Cn. Octavius and T. Annius Rufus are this year's consuls
Bactria
Parthia

By topic

Arts and sciences

127 BC

By place

Parthia

126 BC

By place

Syria

125 BC

By place

Syria
Roman Republic

124 BC

By place

Roman Republic
Parthia
Egypt

123 BC

By place

Roman Republic

122 BC

By place

Roman Republic

121 BC

By place

Roman Republic
  • The Roman Senate passes the motion senatus consultum ultimum, which the consul Lucius Opimius interprets as giving him unlimited power to preserve the Republic. He gathers an armed force of Senators and their supporters to confront Gaius Gracchus. A pitched battle is fought inside Rome, resulting in the death of Gracchus and many of his followers.
  • A tribunal is established in Rome that executes 3,000 followers of Gracchus.
  • Consul Quintus Fabius Maximus, allied with the Aedui, defeated the Arverni and Allobroges in Transalpine Gaul, thus establishing the province for Rome.
  • The finest vintage of Falernian wine, known as the Opimian vintage, was bottled from vines grown on Mt Falernus between Latium and Campania.
Asia
  • Led by General Huo Qubing, the Chinese defeat the Xiongnu, killing more than 40000 Xiongnu soldiers,including seven xiongnu princes.

120 BC

By place

Europe

Births

128 BC

125 BC

121 BC

120 BC

Deaths

129 BC

128 BC

127 BC

126 BC

125 BC

124 BC

  • Artabanus II of Parthia

123 BC

122 BC

  • Liu An, Chinese prince, geographer, and cartographer (b. 179 BC)

121 BC

120 BC


References

  1. ^ Salisbury, Joyce (2001). Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World. ABC-CLIO. p. 56.

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