The 160s decade ran from January 1, 160, to December 31, 169.

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160

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Art and ScienceEdit
  • 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.
ReligionEdit

161

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Roman EmpireEdit
  • 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 endeavors to create new principles of morality and humanity, particularly favoring women and slaves.
  • Aurelius reduces the weight of a goldpiece, the aureus, from 7.81 grams to 7.12 grams.
  • Autumn – The Parthians invade Armenia, and install their own candidate on the throne. A legion (perhaps Legio IX Hispana) is destroyed at Elegeia.

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Art and ScienceEdit
  • Gaius' Institutiones are published.
CommerceEdit
  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 68 percent under Emperor Marcus Aurelius, down from 75 percent under Antoninus Pius.

162

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Art and ScienceEdit
  • Arrian, Greek historian and writer, publishes Indica, a work on India and its people.

163

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Roman EmpireEdit

164

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165

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ReligionEdit
  • 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

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167

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

168

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AsiaEdit

169

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  • Lucian demonstrates the absurdity of fatalism.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tsouras, Peter (2017-07-20). "Rome's Parthian War, A.D. 161-166". HistoryNet. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
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  4. ^ Stephens, William O. (2012). Marcus Aurelius: a Guide for the Perplexed. New York: Continuum International Publications Group. ISBN 9781441108104.
  5. ^ "Antoninus Pius | Roman emperor". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Marcus Aurelius - Livius". www.livius.org. Archived from the original on 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  7. ^ Higham, Charles (2014). Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations. Infobase Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-4381-0996-1.
  8. ^ Potter, D. (2009). Emperors of Rome: the story of imperial Rome from Julius Caesar to the last emperor. Quercus. p. 91. Retrieved 28 August 2018. ... So began the joint reign of Marcus Aurelius (ad 121-180) and Lucius Verus (ad 130-169), an event unparalleled in ...