160s

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The 160s decade ran from January 1, 160, to December 31, 169.

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160

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Art and Science[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.
Religion[edit]

161[edit]

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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 endeavors to create new principles of morality and humanity, particularly favoring women and slaves.
  • Aurelius reduces the weight of a goldpiece, the aureus, from 7.81 grams to 7.12 grams.
  • Autumn – The Parthians invade Armenia, and install their own candidate on the throne. A legion (perhaps Legio IX Hispana) is destroyed at Elegeia.

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Art and Science[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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Art and Science[edit]
  • Arrian, Greek historian and writer, publishes Indica, a work on India and its people.

163[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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169[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Antoninus Pius | Roman emperor". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ Higham, Charles (2014). Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations. Infobase Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-4381-0996-1.
  5. ^ Potter, D. (2009). Emperors of Rome: the story of imperial Rome from Julius Caesar to the last emperor. Quercus. p. 91. Retrieved 28 August 2018. ... So began the joint reign of Marcus Aurelius (ad 121-180) and Lucius Verus (ad 130-169), an event unparalleled in ...