Year 54 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Appius and Ahenobarbus (or, less frequently, year 700 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 54 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|
|Gregorian calendar||54 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||700|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXXIII dynasty, 270|
|- Pharaoh||Ptolemy XII Auletes, 27|
|Ancient Greek era||181st Olympiad, year 3|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)|
2643 or 2583
— to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2644 or 2584
|Coptic calendar||−337 – −336|
|Ethiopian calendar||−61 – −60|
|- Vikram Samvat||3–4|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3047–3048|
|Iranian calendar||675 BP – 674 BP|
|Islamic calendar||696 BH – 695 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1965 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||258/259 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||489–490|
73 or −308 or −1080
— to —
74 or −307 or −1079
- Consuls: Appius Claudius Pulcher and Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus.
- Fifth year of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars:
- July – Second of Caesar's Invasions of Britain: Julius Caesar receives nominal submission from the tribal chief Cassivellaunus and installs Mandubracius as a friendly king.
- Winter – Ambiorix revolts in Gaul. He joins with Catuvolcus in an uprising against the Roman army. Caesar's senior officers Lucius Aurunculeius Cotta and Quintus Titurius Sabinus are ambushed by the Eburones, and killed with almost their entire force.
- Pompey builds the first permanent theatre in Rome.
- Crassus arrives in Syria as proconsul and invades Parthian Empire, initiating the Roman–Persian Wars, which were to last nearly seven centuries.
- Octavia Minor and Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor married.
- The beginning of the breakup of the First Triumvirate with the death of Caesar's daughter Julia.
- July 31 – Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar (b. 120 BC)
- Ariovistus, leader of the Suebi (approximated date)
- Gaius Valerius Catullus, Roman poet and writer (b. 84 BC)
- Huo Chengjun, empress of the Han Dynasty
- Julia, daughter of Julius Caesar (dies in childbirth)
- Lucius Aurunculeius Cotta, Roman legate of Julius Caesar
- Lucius Gellius Publicola, Roman politician (approximate date)
- Lucius Valerius Flaccus, Roman tribune and praetor
- Mithridates III, king of Parthia (executed by Orodes II)
- Quintus Laberius Durus, Roman tribune of Julius Caesar
- Quintus Titurius Sabinus, Roman legate of Julius Caesar