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60s BC

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This article concerns the period 69 BC – 60 BC.

Events

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

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

  • Gaius Octavius, later known as Augustus. Born in 63 BC, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Princess Cleopatra of Egypt, Later known as Queen Cleopatra VII Philopater. Born in 69 BC, she would eventually become pharaoh of Egypt.

Deaths

References

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