Roman History Chronology

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

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