Decades: 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC - **160s BC** - 150s BC140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC

Years: 174 BC 173 BC 172 BC 171 BC 170 BC - **169 BC** - 168 BC 167 BC 166 BC 165 BC 164 BC

- The Third Macedonian War starts, between the Roman empire under Marcius Philippus and the Antigonid dynasty under Perseus.
- Antiochus IV Epiphanes desecrates the Temple in Jerusalem.
- In Rome, the
*Lex Voconia*limits how much women can inherit.

- Ennius, Roman author