Roman History Chronology

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

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