Roman empire (27 BC - 324 AD)

  • 27 BC - Octavian given the name Augustus.
  • 27-19 BC - Agrippa completes conquest of northwest Spain.
  • 9 AD - disaster in Germany - Rhine becomes the frontier.
  • 43 AD - invasion of Britain.
  • 66-73 AD - Jewish revolt.
  • 69 AD - Year of Four Emperors
  • 69-92 AD - Flavian dynasty
  • 79 AD - Eruption of Vesuvius; destruction of Pompeii.
  • 92-192 AD - Antonine era
  • 101-6 AD - Trajan conquers Dacia
  • 113 AD - Trajan's Forum & Column dedicated
  • 148 AD - 900th anniversary of the foundation of Rome (900 AUC)
  • 162-5 AD - Parthian wars of L. Verus.
  • 165-7 AD - plague spreads throughout the Empire.
  • 168-175 AD - German wars of Marcus Aurelius.
  • 192 AD - murder of Commodus - four emperors
  • 193-235 AD - Severan dynasty
  • 235-284 AD - years of military anarchy
  • 284 AD - Diocletian restablishes central power, establishes Tetrarchy.
  • 306-327 AD Constantine the Great
  • 312 AD - Battle of Milvian Bridge, Christianity becomes state reglion.
  • 324 AD - foundation of Constantinople (Byzantium) by Constantine.

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