Roman History Chronology

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

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