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60s BC

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC60s BC50s BC 40s BC 30s BC
Years: 69 BC 68 BC 67 BC 66 BC 65 BC 64 BC 63 BC 62 BC 61 BC 60 BC
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60s BC: events by year

Contents: 69 BC 68 BC 67 BC 66 BC 65 BC 64 BC 63 BC 62 BC 61 BC 60 BC

69 BC

By place

Roman Republic

Egypt

Greece

  • 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

By place

Roman Republic

Osroene

67 BC

By place

Roman Republic

Judea

Pontus

  • 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

66 BC

By place

Roman Republic

Judea

65 BC

By place

Roman Republic

  • 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

By place

Roman Republic

Syria

63 BC

By place

Roman Republic

Pontus

62 BC

By place

Roman Republic

Commagene

61 BC

By place

Roman Republic

60 BC

By place

Roman Republic

Syria

  • The Seleucid Empire comes to an end with the last two Emperors being murdered on orders from Rome.

China


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

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