- 75 BC
__NOTOC__Year 75 BC was a year of the pre-Julian calendar.
* In Rome, the tribune
Quintus Opimiusspeaks out against Sullan restrictions on the tribunate, in orations noted for sarcasm against conservatives.
Cicerois quaestorin Rome.
Nicomedes IVof Bithyniabequeathed his kingdom to Rome on his death (75/4 BC), angry by the arrangement, Mithridates VIof Pontusdeclared war on Rome and invaded Bithynia, Cappadociaand Paphlagonia, thus starting the Third Mithridatic War.
Third Mithridatic War— M. Aurelius Cottawas defeated by Mithridatesin the Battle of Chalcedon.
* Start of
Golden Age of Latin Literature.
Emperor Yuan of Han(d. 33 BC)
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