Ancient Rome Timeline

Timeline created by JoshWeyermayr
In History
  • -753 BCE

    Legendary founding Rome by Romulus

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

    Roman Kingdom

  • -535 BCE

    Tarquinius Superbus becomes the 5th king of Rome

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

    Uprising against Tarquinius Superbus, which leads to the establishment of the Roman Republic

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

    Roman Rebuplic

  • Period:
    -264 BCE
    to
    -241 BCE

    First Punic War

  • -241 BCE

    Roman victory in the First Punic War

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

    Second Punic War

  • -216 BCE

    Battle of Cannae

    Battle of Cannae
  • -202 BCE

    Battle of Zama and Roman victory in the Second Punic War

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

    Third Punic War

  • -146 BCE

    Roman victory in the Third Punic War and complete destruction of the city of Carthage

    Roman victory in the Third Punic War and complete destruction of the city of Carthage
  • -60 BCE

    Julius Caesar expands Roman army and influence in Gaul

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

    Julius Caesar cross the Rubicon river and starts the Roman Civil War

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

    Julius Caesar declared himself dictator for life

    Julius Caesar declared himself dictator for life
  • -44 BCE

    Julius Caesar is assassinated

    Julius Caesar is assassinated
  • -27 BCE

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

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

    Roman Empire

  • 33

    Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth

    Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth
  • 64

    The Great Fire of Rome

    The Great Fire of Rome
  • 79

    Eruption of Mt Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

    Eruption of Mt Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • 80

    The Colosseum opens in Rome

    The Colosseum opens in Rome
  • 117

    The Roman Empire reached its greatest size under the reign of Emperor Trajan

    The Roman Empire reached its greatest size under the reign of Emperor Trajan
  • 313

    Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, accepting the practice of Christianity

    Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, accepting the practice of Christianity
  • 323

    Christianity becomes official religion of Roman Empire

    Christianity becomes official religion of Roman Empire
  • 360

    Huns start to invade Rome

    Huns start to invade Rome
  • 395

    Empire divided into West and East under the rule of Emperor Diocletian

    Empire divided into West and East under the rule of Emperor Diocletian
  • 476

    Ostrogoths raid Rome and force the last Western Emperor to give up power

    Ostrogoths raid Rome and force the last Western Emperor to give up power