120s BC

This article concerns the period 129 BC – 120 BC.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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129 BC

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The Republic of RomeEdit
SyriaEdit
AsiaEdit

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PhilosophyEdit
AstronomyEdit

128 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit
  • Cn. Octavius and T. Annius Rufus are this year's consuls
BactriaEdit
ParthiaEdit

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Arts and sciencesEdit

127 BCEdit

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ParthiaEdit

126 BCEdit

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SyriaEdit

125 BCEdit

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SyriaEdit
Roman RepublicEdit

124 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit
ParthiaEdit
EgyptEdit

123 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit

122 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit

121 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit
  • 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, defeats the Arverni and Allobroges in Transalpine Gaul, thus establishing the province for Rome.
  • The finest vintage of Falernian wine, known as the Opimian vintage, is bottled from vines grown on Mt Falernus between Latium and Campania.
AsiaEdit
  • Led by General Huo Qubing, the Chinese defeat the Xiongnu, killing more than 40000 Xiongnu soldiers, including seven xiongnu princes.

120 BCEdit

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EuropeEdit

BirthsEdit

128 BC

125 BC

121 BC

120 BC

DeathsEdit

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


ReferencesEdit

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