Roman History Chronology

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Caesar assassinated
Death of Antonius Pius, Marcus Aurelius becomes emperor
Creation of Narbonese Gaul
The Jugurthian War
Gallic Wars (Caesar defeats Helvetians and German king Ariovistus)
Caesar given dictatorship for life (Feb. 14)
Rome can be considered a city/state
The Ebro Treaty
Death of Clodius in a brawl against partisans of Milo
Civil war
Commodus is assassinated
Romans get Sardinia
Reign of Domitian
Carthage founded by Phoenicians
Death of Hadrian
Battle of Cannae, 1 consul killed
2nd Macedonian War
End of the Jewish Revolt
Caesarian victory at Thapsus, suicide of Cato
Slave revolt in Ittaly and Sicily led by Spartacus
Deification of Caesar, dedication of a temple to him in the forum
Reign of Vespasian
The Twelve Tables - 1st codification of Roman law
Battle of Magnesia, Romans defeat Antiochus III
Dictatorship of Sulla
Perusine War (Octavian vs. Lucius Antonius and wife Fulvia)
Gallic Wars and conquest of N. Italy
Death of Lucius Aelius Caesar
Tarentum falls to Rome
Reign of Galba
Introduction of new coinage - denarius
Caracalla murdered near Carrhae, Macrinus has himself declared emperor
The Illyrean Wars, part 2
Battle of Actium (defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra)
2nd Consulship of Caesar
3rd Punic War; Scipio Africanus Aemilius; creation of Roman province of Africa
Euboean trading post on Pithecusae
Peace of Apamea; Asia Minor divided between Rhodes and Pergamum - Rhodes gets huge
Battle of Zama/Naggara - Scipio's troops defeat Hannibal's army
Battle of Allia river - Gauls destroy Rome
Creation of Greek alphabet
Reign of Claudius
Rome founded by Romulus
Pompey elected sole consul for the year
1st Macedonian War
Caesar elected consul for 59; creation of 1st Triumverate
Septimus Severus dies of gout at Eburacum
Reign of Tiberius
Greeks start colonizing Sicily and S. Italy
Death of Scipio Aemilius 'Africanus'
Pompey's war against the Pirates
4th Macedonian War; Macedon becomes Roman province
Year of the 4 Emperors
Reign of Titus
Founding of the Republic after Tarquin expelled
Pertinax killed by mutinous soldiers, Didius Julianus & Septimus Severus & Pescennius Niger all hailed as emperor by troops/praetorians in different places
Battle of Lake Trasimene, 1 consul killed
Defeat and death of Crassus near Carrhae
Meeting of Mark Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian, beginning of 2nd Triumverate
1st Punic War
Elagabalus declared emperor by some troops, Macrinus killed
3rd Macedonian War
Trajan dies of a stroke
2 successive tribunates of Gaius Sempronius Gracchus
Nerva proclaimed emperor
3rd Mithridatic War
Alexander, wintering in Germany, is murdered together with his mother, Julia Mamaea, by the equestrian commander Maximinus
Pompey's settlement of the east
Banishment of Cicero
The Pyrrhic Wars against Pyrrhus of Epirus
Elagabalus killed, Alexander declared emperor
2nd Punic War
Revolt of Vindex
Two new provinces created beyond the Danube, Death of Marcus Aurelius, Commodus becomes emperor and celebrates a triumph
Battle of Mutina
Reign of Nero
Battle of Cynoscephalae, Q. Flaminius beats P5
Death of Mark Antony and Cleopatra
War of the Romans against Antiochus III
Treaty of Brundisium
Temple of Jerusalem destroyed; Titus captures the city; Vespasian becomes Pontifex Maximus an Pater Patriae
Social War / Italian War / War of the Allies
Death (suicide) of Gaius Semp. Gracchus
The Truceless War - Carthage vs. revolted mercenaries
Reign of Caligula
Death of Attalus III, King of Pergamum; bequeaths it to the Roman people
The Illyrean Wars, part 1
Severe treaty for P5 - give up fleet, Greece, Asia Minor, huge war indemnity; Q. Flam. declares freedom of Greek states at the Isthmian Games
Battle of Pydna; Lucius Aemilius Paullus beats King Perseus
Renewal of Triumverate at Luca
Battle at Trebia River - Po valley falls to Hannibal
Carthage asks for peace
Reign of Augustus
Year of the Tribunate; Death of Tibberius Sempronius Gracchus
War against Cimbri and the Teutones
The army acclaimed Hadrian emperor
Defeat, capture, and destruction of Etruscan city Veii
Death of Catilina
Consulship of Cicero; Conspiracy off Catilina
Romans get Corsica
Battle of Philippi in Macedonia (defeat and death of Cassius, then Brutus)

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