Roman History Chronology

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

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