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160

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Roman Empire[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

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Roman Empire[edit]
  • 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

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Arts and sciences[edit]


163

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Europe[edit]

164

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Europe[edit]


165

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Religion[edit]
  • 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

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167

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Legio V Macedonica marked brick from Potaissa (modern Turda, Romania)
Roman Empire[edit]
Asia[edit]

168

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Asia[edit]

169

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China[edit]

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Arts and sciences[edit]
  • Lucian demonstrates the absurdity of fatalism.


Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

  • Lucius Aurelius Commodus, better known as Commodus. Born in 161, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Marcus Opellius Macrinus, better known as Macrinus. Born c. 165, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus, better known as Pupienus. Born c. 165 or c. 170, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.

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