163 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 3rd century BC2nd century BC1st century BC
Decades: 190s BC  180s BC  170s BC  – 160s BC –  150s BC  140s BC  130s BC
Years: 166 BC 165 BC 164 BC163 BC162 BC 161 BC 160 BC
163 BC by topic
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163 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 163 BC
Ab urbe condita 591
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4588
Bahá'í calendar −2006 – −2005
Bengali calendar −755
Berber calendar 788
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 382
Burmese calendar −800
Byzantine calendar 5346–5347
Chinese calendar 丁丑(Fire Ox)
2534 or 2474
    — to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
2535 or 2475
Coptic calendar −446 – −445
Discordian calendar 1004
Ethiopian calendar −170 – −169
Hebrew calendar 3598–3599
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −106 – −105
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2939–2940
Holocene calendar 9838
Igbo calendar −1162 – −1161
Iranian calendar 784 BP – 783 BP
Islamic calendar 808 BH – 807 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2171
Minguo calendar 2074 before ROC
民前2074年
Thai solar calendar 381

Year 163 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Gracchus and Thalna (or, less frequently, year 591 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 163 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

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By place[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • In the turmoil following the death of Antiochus IV, the governor of Media, Timarchus becomes the independent ruler of Media, opposing Lysias who is acting as regent for young king Antiochus V Eupator.
  • Lysias tries to make peace with the Jews in Judea. He offers them full religious freedom if they will lay down their arms. Even though the Chasidim consent, Judas Maccabeus argues for full political as well as religious freedom.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Roman playwright Terence's play Heauton Timorumenos ("The Self-Tormentor") is first performed.[1]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison (2005). A Companion to Latin Literature. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 137.