75 BC


75 BC

__NOTOC__Year 75 BC was a year of the pre-Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Rome

* In Rome, the tribune Quintus Opimius speaks out against Sullan restrictions on the tribunate, in orations noted for sarcasm against conservatives.
* Cicero is quaestor in Rome.
* Nicomedes IV of Bithynia bequeathed his kingdom to Rome on his death (75/4 BC), angry by the arrangement, Mithridates VI of Pontus declared war on Rome and invaded Bithynia, Cappadocia and Paphlagonia, thus starting the Third Mithridatic War.
* Third Mithridatic WarM. Aurelius Cotta was defeated by Mithridates in the Battle of Chalcedon.

By topic

Literature

* Start of Golden Age of Latin Literature.

Births

* Emperor Yuan of Han (d. 33 BC)

Deaths

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