Year 138 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Serapio and Callaicus (or, less frequently, year 616 Ab urbe condita) and the Third Year of Jianyuan. The denomination 138 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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138 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar138 BC
CXXXVII BC
Ab urbe condita616
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 186
- PharaohPtolemy VIII Physcon, 8
Ancient Greek era160th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4613
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−730
Berber calendar813
Buddhist calendar407
Burmese calendar−775
Byzantine calendar5371–5372
Chinese calendar壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
2559 or 2499
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
2560 or 2500
Coptic calendar−421 – −420
Discordian calendar1029
Ethiopian calendar−145 – −144
Hebrew calendar3623–3624
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−81 – −80
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2963–2964
Holocene calendar9863
Iranian calendar759 BP – 758 BP
Islamic calendar782 BH – 781 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2196
Minguo calendar2049 before ROC
民前2049年
Nanakshahi calendar−1605
Seleucid era174/175 AG
Thai solar calendar405–406
Tibetan calendar阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
−11 or −392 or −1164
    — to —
阴水兔年
(female Water-Rabbit)
−10 or −391 or −1163

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  • Grand Empress Dowager Dou, the grandmother of Emperor Wu of Han, purges the high administration of officials to consolidate her power. Among those dismissed are Prime Minister Dou Yong and her own half-brother, the General-in-Chief Tian Fen. Two of the young emperor's closest advisors, Zhao Wan and Wang Zang, are arrested and commit suicide.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 123–124. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Marvin Perry et al., eds. Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society (Cengage Learning, 2008) p135