Roman History Chronology

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

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