160s

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This is a list of events occurring in the 160s, ordered by year.

160[edit]

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Arts and sciences[edit]

  • 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.

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161[edit]

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  • 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

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Arts and sciences[edit]

  • Gaius' Institutiones are published.

Commerce[edit]

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

162[edit]

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163[edit]

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164[edit]

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165[edit]

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  • 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[edit]

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167[edit]

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

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168[edit]

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169[edit]

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  • Lucian demonstrates the absurdity of fatalism.


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