Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC
Decades: 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC - 160s BC - 150s BC140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC
Years: 169 BC 168 BC 167 BC 166 BC 165 BC - 164 BC - 163 BC 162 BC 161 BC 160 BC 159 BC
- In October, Ptolemy VI of Egypt goes to Rome to ask for help from the Senate.
- Antiochus V Eupator becomes king in Syria.
- Rhodes signs a treaty with Rome and becomes an ally.
- Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus is elected censor in Rome.
- In the Battle of Beth Zachariah, the Seleucid regent Lysias defeats Jewish rebels.
- Cleopatra Thea (approximate)