Roman History Chronology

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

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