Ancient Rome Timeline

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In History
  • -753 BCE

    Legendary founding Rome by Romulus (753 BCE)

    Legendary founding Rome by Romulus (753 BCE)
  • Period:
    -753 BCE
    to
    -509 BCE

    Roman Kingdom (753 BCE - 509 BCE)

    This was the period when Rome was a Kingdom.
  • -535 BCE

    Tarquinius Superbus becomes the 5th king of Rome (535 BCE)

    Tarquinius Superbus becomes the 5th king of Rome (535 BCE)
  • -509 BCE

    Uprising against Tarquinius Superbus, which leads to the establishment of the Roman Republic (509 BCE)

    Uprising against Tarquinius Superbus, which leads to the establishment of the Roman Republic (509 BCE)
  • Period:
    -509 BCE
    to
    -27 BCE

    Roman Republic (509 BCE - 27 BCE)

    The period when Rome was a Republic
  • -476 BCE

    Ostrogoths raid Rome and force the last Western Emperor to give up power (476 CE)

    Ostrogoths raid Rome and force the last Western Emperor to give up power (476 CE)
  • -323 BCE

    Christianity becomes official religion of Roman Empire (323 CE)

    Christianity becomes official religion of Roman Empire (323 CE)
  • Period:
    -264 BCE
    to
    -241 BCE

    First Punic War (264 - 241 BCE)

    The period of the First Punic War
  • -241 BCE

    Roman victory in the First Punic War (241 BCE)

    Roman victory in the First Punic War (241 BCE)
  • Period:
    -218 BCE
    to
    -201 BCE

    Second Punic War (218 - 201 BCE)

  • -216 BCE

    Battle of Cannae (2 August 216 BCE)

    Battle of Cannae (2 August 216 BCE)
  • -202 BCE

    Battle of Zama and Roman victory in the Second Punic War (202 BCE)

    Battle of Zama and Roman victory in the Second Punic War (202 BCE)
  • Period:
    -149 BCE
    to
    -146 BCE

    Third Punic War (149 - 146 BCE)

  • -146 BCE

    Roman victory in the Third Punic War and complete destruction of the city of Carthage (146 BCE)

    Roman victory in the Third Punic War and complete destruction of the city of Carthage (146 BCE)
  • -64 BCE

    The Great Fire of Rome (64 CE)

    The Great Fire of Rome (64 CE)
  • -60 BCE

    Julius Caesar expands Roman army and influence in Gaul (60 BCE)

    Julius Caesar expands Roman army and influence in Gaul (60 BCE)
  • -49 BCE

    Julius Caesar cross the Rubicon river and starts the Roman Civil War (49 BCE)

    Julius Caesar cross the Rubicon river and starts the Roman Civil War (49 BCE)
  • -44 BCE

    Julius Caesar declared himself dictator for life (February 44 BCE)

    Julius Caesar declared himself dictator for life (February 44 BCE)
  • -44 BCE

    Julius Caesar is assassinated (15 March 44 BCE)

    Julius Caesar is assassinated (15 March 44 BCE)
  • -33 BCE

    Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth (33 CE)

    Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth (33 CE)
  • -27 BCE

    Octavian, Julius Caesar’s nephew, wins the civil war between himself and Antony, and is made imperator. Changes name to Augustus (27 BCE)

    Octavian, Julius Caesar’s nephew, wins the civil war between himself and Antony, and is made imperator. Changes name to Augustus (27 BCE)
  • Period:
    -27 BCE
    to
    476

    Roman Empire (27 BCE - 476 CE)

  • 79

    Eruption of Mt Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (79 CE)

  • 80

    The Colosseum opens in Rome (80 CE)

  • 117

    The Roman Empire reached its greatest size under the reign of Emperor Trajan (117 CE)

  • 313

    Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, accepting the practice of Christianity (313 CE)

  • 359

    Empire divided into West and East under the rule of Emperor Diocletian (395 CE)

  • 360

    Huns start to invade Rome (360 CE)