# 74 BC

Centuries: 2nd century BC -**1st century BC**- 1st century

Decades: 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC - **70s BC** - 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC

Years: 79 BC 78 BC 77 BC 76 BC 75 BC - **74 BC** - 73 BC 72 BC 71 BC 70 BC 69 BC

**Events**

- Roman forces under Lucius Lucullus defeat the forces of Mithridates VI of Pontus in the Battle of Cyzicus.
- The last king of Bithynia bequeaths his kingdom to the Roman Senate upon his death.
- Quintus Opimius is prosecuted for overstepping his authority, and ruined by a conviction.

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