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Before, During and After the Roman Empire Timeline
Transcript of Before, During and After the Roman Empire Timeline
The Roman Empire
The Roman Republic
(Before the Roman Empire)
During The Roman Empire
Between The Roman Empire and Modern History
The Five Good Emperors
Rome reaches its greatest expanse under the reign of Trajan
Nerva released those imprisoned for treason, banned future prosecutions for treason, gave back most confiscated property and included the Roman Senate in his rule
Antonius' reign is just as peaceful though there were some military disturbances in Mauretania, Judaea, and in Btrigantes of Britain
After an assassination attempt, Commodus became paranoid and went insane-his reign marks the end of the Pax Romana
Hadrian's rule was marked by lack of major military conflict
Campaigned against warlike tribes near the east
27 BC-Rome has a period of prosperity known as the Pax Romana (Roman Peace), Augustus (Octavius) laid out an enduring ideological foundation for 3 centuries of the empire known as Princepate
96-180 AD- Period known as the "Five Good Emperors", the succession was peaceful and not dynastic
222-235 AD- Alexander Severus reigns
79 AD- Mount. Vesuvius erupts in Pompeii
212 AD- All freeborn citizens of the Empire are universally enfranchised
Reign of Augustus is portrayed as the Golden Age of art and literature
3rd Century- The Empire underwent a crisis that threatened its existence but was reunified under Aurelian and Diocletian
4th Century- Christians rise to power
44 BC- Julius Caesar is assassinated
509 BC- The roman republic founded in Rome by Roman noblemen who installed a government by two officials called consuls.
494 BC- First Secession of the Plebs in Rome. Creation of the Tribune of the Plebs
428 BC- Rome conquers Fidenae
390 BC- The Gauls overran Rome, but did not control the city for long.
300 BC- The Romans came into contact with the Greeks, adopting some of their ideas.
343-341 BC- The Roman Republic fights the 1st Samnite War
326-304 BC- The Roman Republic fights the 2nd Samnite War
298 to 290 BC- The Roman Republic fights the 3rd Samnite War
264-146 BC- Within twenty years, Rome controlled most of the Italian peninsula. Romans fought the Punic Wars to gain territory.
135 - 132 BC- Slave revolts in Sicily. (1st Servile War).
133-132 BC- Tiberius Gracchus is murdered by members of the senate whose wealth and power is threatened.
90 BC- Civil War in Rome
88 BC Sulla marches on Rome and becomes Dictator
78 BC Death of Sulla
The last century BC- Rome reached the height of its civilization, but the republic was soon torn apart by civil wars. After two decades of fighting, Augustus took the position of power and became the first emperor of Rome.
306 AD- Constantine the Great becomes the emperor of
Rome and reunites empire
313 AD- Constantine the Great accept Christianity
330 AD- Constantinople became capital of Roman Empire
410 AD- Visigoths sack Rome
455 AD-Vandals sack Rome
476 AD- Odoacer gain power to bring down Rome
527 AD-Justininan becomes emperor of Eastern Rome
539 AD- Beyzantium recaptures Rome
610 AD- East Rome becomes Byzatine empire
16th Century- Modern Era begins
(Timeline after the Middle Ages)
(Also called the Modern Era)
1450- Printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg
Beginnings of mass media
1453-Fall of Constantinople
1492- Fall of Muslim Spain and discovery of the Americas
1517- Martin Luther creates the Protestant branch of Christianity after going against the Catholic Church
1760- Industrial Revolution begins
Increased role of science and technology
Globalization begins to take its hold
1775-1848- Age of Revolutions
282 AD- Diocletian splits Rome into 2: East and West