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

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