88Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century
- Pope Clement I succeeded Pope Anacletus I
- Han Hedi succeeded Han Zhangdi as emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
- Two Egyptian obelisks erected in Benevento in front of the temple of Isis in honour of Domitian.
- Quintilian retired from teaching and from pleading, to compose his great work on the training of the orator (Institutio Oratoria). (approximate date)
For the number 88, see eighty-eight.