# 1st century BC

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( 2nd millennium BC - ** 1st millennium BC** - 1st millennium)

The 1st century BC started on January 1, 100 BC and ended on December 31, 1 BC. An alternative name for this century is the **last century BC**. The AD/BC notation does not use a year zero. Scientific notation does, however, uses a minus sign, so '2 BC' is equal to 'year -1'.

## Events

- 92 BC Lucullus invades Armenia insinuating the centuries long Roman vs Persian Wars.
- 57 BC Silla is founded in southeastern Korea (traditional date according to Samguk Sagi)
- 53 BC The Parthians defeat the Romans under Crassus in the Battle of Carrhae
- 49 BC January 10: Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river, precipitating war with Rome
- 44 BC Julius Caesar murdered
- 37 BC Goguryeo is founded in southern Manchuria (traditional date according to Samguk Sagi)
- 31 BC Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
- 18 BC Baekje is founded in midwestern Korea (traditional date according to Samguk Sagi)
- The Roman Republic becomes the Roman Empire
- Birth of Jesus of Nazareth See: Chronology of Jesus' birth and death and Anno Domini for further details

## Significant persons

- Burebista, greatest king of Dacia
- Catiline, attempted to overthrow Roman Republic
- Caesar Augustus, Roman emperor
- Cicero, Roman politician and writer
- Cleopatra VII of Egypt, Egyptian ruler
- Herod the Great
- Hillel the Elder, Jewish rabbi
- Horace, Roman poet
- Julius Caesar, Roman politician
- Livy, Roman historian
- Lucretius, Roman philosopher
- Marcus Antonius, Roman politician
- Marcus Junius Brutus, Caesar's adopted son, supposedly killed him
- Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman statesman and general
- Sextus Pompeius, pirate
- Ptolemy XIII of Egypt, drowned in Nile
- Ovid, Roman poet
- Virgil, Roman poet
- Spartacus, gladiator
- Sima Qian, Chinese historian
- Tigranes the Great, king of Armenia

## Inventions, discoveries, introductions

- Sunspots, first recorded by Chinese
- The Antikythera mechanism is made
- The first dome was built by the romans
- Glass blowing is invented in Roman Syria

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