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160s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century2nd century3rd century
Decades: 130s 140s 150s160s170s 180s 190s
Years: 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
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This is a list of events occurring in the 160s, ordered by year.

160

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Arts and sciences

  • In Rome, the manufacturing of soap containing grease, lime and ashes begins.
  • Appian writes Ρωμαικα, known in English as the Roman History, in which he includes the history of each nation conquered up until the moment of its conquest.

Religion

161

By place

Roman Empire

  • March 7
    • Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by Marcus Aurelius who shares imperial power with Lucius Verus, although Marcus retains the title Pontifex Maximus.
    • Marcus Aurelius, a Spaniard like Trajan and Hadrian, is a stoical, disciple of Epictetus, and an energetic man of action. He pursues the policy of his predecessor and maintains good relations with the Senate. As a legislator, he endeavours to create new principles of morality and humanity, particularly favouring women and slaves.
  • The weight of a goldpiece, the aureus, is reduced from 7.81 grams under Aurelius to 7.12 grams.
  • Autumn

By topic

Arts and sciences

  • Gaius' Institutiones are published.

Commerce

  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 68 percent under emperor Marcus Aurelius, down from 75 percent under Antoninus Pius.

162

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Arts and sciences

163

By place

Europe


164

By place

Europe

165

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion

  • The philosopher Justin of Nablus is executed in Rome as a Christian.
  • Discourse to the Greek (Oratio ad Graecos), by the Syrian Tatian, is the first treatise on the evils of paganism in Christian literature.

166

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

167

By place

Legio V Macedonica marked brick from Potaissa (modern Turda, Romania)

Roman Empire

Asia

168

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

169

By place

Roman Empire

China

By topic

Religion

Arts and sciences

  • Lucian demonstrates the absurdity of fatalism.


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

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