This article concerns the period 69 BC – 60 BC.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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69 BC

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
EgyptEdit
GreeceEdit
  • Kydonia, an ancient city on the island of Crete falls to Roman military forces.[2]
  • Rhodes becomes a bulwark against pirates, the Rhodians are unable to suppress piracy in the Aegean Sea. Delos gets the status of a free port.

68 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
OsroeneEdit

67 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
JudeaEdit
PontusEdit
  • Mithridates VI invades Pontus. He besieged the Romans in Chalcedon (opposite Byzantium) and pressed westward along the south shores of the Sea of Marmara to attack Cyzicus.
  • Lucullus disperse Mithridates's invading armies and launched a counter-offensive into Pontus, where he penetrates the chain of fortress towns that defended the kingdom.
ChinaEdit

66 BCEdit

65 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
  • In response to the illegal exercise of citizen rights by foreigners, the Roman Senate passed the Lex Papia, which expelled all foreigners from Rome.
  • Tigranes of Armenia was defeated and captured by Pompey, thus ending all hostilities on the northeastern frontier of Rome.

64 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
SyriaEdit

63 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
PontusEdit

62 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
CommageneEdit

61 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit

60 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
SyriaEdit
  • The Seleucid Empire comes to an end with the last two emperors being murdered on orders from Rome.
ChinaEdit

Significant peopleEdit

BirthsEdit

69 BC

68 BC

67 BC

65 BC

64 BC

63 BC

62 BC

61 BC

60 BC

DeathsEdit

69 BC

68 BC

67 BC

66 BC

64 BC

63 BC

62 BC

61 BC

60 BC


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joseph Thomas, Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, 1908, Lippincott, 2550 pages
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008
  3. ^ Appian, Syriaca VIII 49, XI 70, Justin, Historiarum Philippicarum T. Pompeii Trogi XL 2.2, Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica XL 1a-b.
  4. ^ Jerome (Chronicon 2020) says he died in AD 4 in the seventieth year of his life, which would place the year of his birth at 65 BC.
  5. ^ Roberts, John. The Oxford dictionary of the classical world. Oxford University Press. p. 799. ISBN 9780192801463.