Roman History Chronology

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

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