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Year of the Wood Rooster乙酉( at the beginning of the year Wood Monkey甲申)
Syria: 96/97 ( the year in October )
Politics and World Affairs
Second Punic War
- August 2: The Carthaginian general Hannibal defeated the Romans annihilated at the Battle of Cannae.
- In the same year Hannibal is in his attempt to conquer the city of Nola, pushed back (see Second Battle of Nola).
- ( to ) Aristarchus of Samothrace, Greek philosopher