160s

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

Events

160

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Arts and sciences
  • 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

161

By place

Roman Empire
  • 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

By topic

Arts and sciences
  • Gaius' Institutiones are published.
Commerce
  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 68 percent under emperor Marcus Aurelius, down from 75 percent under Antoninus Pius.

162

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Arts and sciences

163

By place

Europe

164

165

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion
  • 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

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

By topic

Religion

167

By place

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

168

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

169

By place

Roman Empire
China

By topic

Religion
Arts and sciences
  • Lucian demonstrates the absurdity of fatalism.
Other Languages
Alemannisch: 160er
العربية: عقد 160
aragonés: Anyos 160
asturianu: Década del 160
Bân-lâm-gú: 160 nî-tāi
беларуская: 160-я
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 160-я
bosanski: 160-e
brezhoneg: Bloavezhioù 160
Чӑвашла: 160-мĕш çулсем
Cymraeg: 160au
dansk: 160'erne
Deutsch: 160er
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 160
español: Años 160
føroyskt: 160-árini
français: Années 160
Gaeilge: 160í
Gàidhlig: 160an
贛語: 160年代
한국어: 160년대
հայերեն: 160-ականներ
hrvatski: 160-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 160-an
italiano: Anni 160
Basa Jawa: 160-an
ქართული: 160-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 160
magyar: 160-as évek
македонски: 160-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 160-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 160 nièng-dâi
Nāhuatl: 160 xihuitl
Nederlands: 160-169
日本語: 160年代
norsk: 160-årene
олык марий: 160 ийла
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 160-lar
português: Década de 160
română: Anii 160
Runa Simi: 160 watakuna
русский: 160-е годы
саха тыла: 160-с
Sesotho sa Leboa: 160s
shqip: Vitet 160
sicilianu: 160ini
slovenščina: 160.
српски / srpski: 160-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 160-e
Basa Sunda: 160-an
suomi: 160-luku
svenska: 160-talet
татарча/tatarça: 160-еллар
Türkmençe: 160ýý
українська: 160-ті
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 160
粵語: 160年代
中文: 160年代