167 BC

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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: 170 BC 169 BC 168 BC167 BC166 BC 165 BC 164 BC
167 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 167 BC
Ab urbe condita 587
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4584
Bahá'í calendar −2010 – −2009
Bengali calendar −759
Berber calendar 784
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 378
Burmese calendar −804
Byzantine calendar 5342–5343
Chinese calendar 癸酉(Water Rooster)
2530 or 2470
    — to —
甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
2531 or 2471
Coptic calendar −450 – −449
Discordian calendar 1000
Ethiopian calendar −174 – −173
Hebrew calendar 3594–3595
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −110 – −109
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2935–2936
Holocene calendar 9834
Igbo calendar −1166 – −1165
Iranian calendar 788 BP – 787 BP
Islamic calendar 812 BH – 811 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2167
Minguo calendar 2078 before ROC
民前2078年
Thai solar calendar 377

Year 167 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Paetus and Pennus (or, less frequently, year 587 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 167 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.

Events[edit]

By place[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • King Antiochus IV Epiphanes, believing Judea to be in revolt, returns to there after the failure of his Egyptian campaign.
  • The Jewish priest Mattathias of Modi'in defies the king Antiochus IV's decrees aimed at hellenizing the Jews and specifically defies the order that Jews should sacrifice to Zeus. Mattathias slays a Syrian official and escapes into the Judean hills with his five sons and begins a revolt against Seleucid control of Judea.

Greece[edit]

  • Private documents collected by the Romans when they capture Perseus of Macedon incriminate political leaders of the Achaean League. Many influential Greeks are deported to Rome.
  • On his way back to Rome, the Roman general Lucius Aemilius Paulus is ordered by the Roman Senate to inflict a brutal revenge on Epirus for being an ally of Macedonia. Seventy towns in Epirus are destroyed and at least 100,000 citizens are sold into slavery. These actions take place despite the fact that Epirus has not aided Perseus in his war with Rome.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • Lucius Aemilius Paulus returns to Italy with the King of Macedonia, Perseus, as his prisoner for his triumphal procession in Rome, where the Macedonians captured are sold into slavery. The huge amount of booty brought home after the battle enriches Rome allowing the Government to relieve her citizens of direct taxation. As a gesture of acknowledgment for his achievements in Macedonia, the senate awards Lucius Aemilius Paulus the surname Macedonicus.

Parthia[edit]

  • The Parthians capture the key central Asian city of Herat. This victory effectively chokes off the movement of trade along the Silk Road to China and means that the Hellenic kingdom of Bactria is doomed.


Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]