164 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: 167 BC 166 BC 165 BC164 BC163 BC 162 BC 161 BC
164 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 164 BC
Ab urbe condita 590
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4587
Bahá'í calendar −2007 – −2006
Bengali calendar −756
Berber calendar 787
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 381
Burmese calendar −801
Byzantine calendar 5345–5346
Chinese calendar 丙子(Fire Rat)
2533 or 2473
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
2534 or 2474
Coptic calendar −447 – −446
Discordian calendar 1003
Ethiopian calendar −171 – −170
Hebrew calendar 3597–3598
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −107 – −106
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2938–2939
Holocene calendar 9837
Igbo calendar −1163 – −1162
Iranian calendar 785 BP – 784 BP
Islamic calendar 809 BH – 808 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2170
Minguo calendar 2075 before ROC
民前2075年
Thai solar calendar 380

Year 164 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Torquatus and Longinus (or, less frequently, year 590 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 164 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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Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • The Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes dies while on a campaign in Tabae (or Gabae, now Isfahan) in Persia. He is succeeded by his son Antiochus V Eupator who is only nine years old. The regent for the boy is the late king's chancellor, Lysias, who has been left in charge of Syria when Antiochus IV departed for his campaign in Persia. Lysias is, however, seriously challenged by other Syrian generals and finds himself with a precarious hold on power. To make matters worse for him, the Roman Senate is holding Demetrius, the son of the former king Seleucus IV and, therefore, the rightful heir to the Seleucid throne, as a hostage. By threatening to release him, the Senate is able to influence events in the Seleucid kingdom.
  • The Battle of Beth Zur is fought between Jewish rebel forces led by Judas Maccabeus and a Seleucid army led by the regent Lysias. Judas Maccabeus wins the battle and is able to recapture Jerusalem soon after. Judas purifies the defiled Temple in Jerusalem, destroys the idols erected there by Antiochus IV and restores the service in the Temple. The reconsecration of the Temple becomes an annual feast of dedication in the Jewish calendar, Hanukkah.

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