Roman History Chronology

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

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