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)