165 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: 168 BC 167 BC 166 BC165 BC164 BC 163 BC 162 BC
165 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 165 BC
Ab urbe condita 589
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 159
- Pharaoh Ptolemy VI Philometor, 16
Ancient Greek era 153rd Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4586
Bengali calendar −757
Berber calendar 786
Buddhist calendar 380
Burmese calendar −802
Byzantine calendar 5344–5345
Chinese calendar 乙亥(Wood Pig)
2532 or 2472
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
2533 or 2473
Coptic calendar −448 – −447
Discordian calendar 1002
Ethiopian calendar −172 – −171
Hebrew calendar 3596–3597
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −108 – −107
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2937–2938
Holocene calendar 9836
Iranian calendar 786 BP – 785 BP
Islamic calendar 810 BH – 809 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2169
Minguo calendar 2076 before ROC
Seleucid era 147/148 AG
Thai solar calendar 378–379

Year 165 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 Octavius (or, less frequently, year 589 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 165 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]

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Roman playwright Terence's Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law) is first performed.



  • Perseus, the last king of Macedonia, who has ruled from 179 BC to 168 BC and whose attempts to dominate Greece has brought on the final defeat of Macedonia by the Romans, leading to the Roman annexation of the region (b. c. 212 BC)