Roman History Chronology

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

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