60s BC

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This article concerns the period 69 BC – 60 BC.

Events[edit]

69 BC

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
Egypt[edit]
Greece[edit]
  • Kydonia, an ancient city on the island of Crete falls to Roman military forces.[2]
  • Rhodes becomes a bulwark against pirates, the Rhodians are unable to suppress piracy in the Aegean Sea. Delos gets the status of a free port.

68 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
Osroene[edit]

67 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
Judea[edit]
Pontus[edit]
  • Mithridates VI invades Pontus. He besieged the Romans in Chalcedon (opposite Byzantium) and pressed westward along the south shores of the Sea of Marmara to attack Cyzicus.
  • Lucullus disperse Mithridates's invading armies and launched a counter-offensive into Pontus, where he penetrates the chain of fortress towns that defended the kingdom.
China[edit]

66 BC[edit]

65 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
  • In response to the illegal exercise of citizen rights by foreigners, the Roman Senate passed the Lex Papia, which expelled all foreigners from Rome.
  • Tigranes of Armenia was defeated and captured by Pompey, thus ending all hostilities on the northeastern frontier of Rome.

64 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
Syria[edit]

63 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
Pontus[edit]

62 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
Commagene[edit]

61 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]

60 BC[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]
Syria[edit]
  • The Seleucid Empire comes to an end with the last two Emperors being murdered on orders from Rome.
China[edit]

Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

  • Gaius Octavius, later known as Augustus. Born in 63 BC, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Princess Cleopatra of Egypt, Later known as Queen Cleopatra VII Philopater. Born in 69 BC, she would eventually become pharaoh of Egypt.

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Thomas, Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, 1908, Lippincott, 2550 pages
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008