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Mediterranean Chronology


The Roman Republic

753-31 BC

The Founding of the City: 753-262 BC

  • 1184 BC: Aeneas arrives in Italy [Legendary]
  • 753 BC: Traditional date for the founding of Rome. Agricultural settlements on the Palatine hill.
  • 510 BC: The Expulsion of the Kings

The Beginnings of the Roman Expansion: 510-31 BC

  • 451 BC: The Twelve Tables
  • 390 BC: Rome is sacked by the Gauls
  • 367 BC: Praetor urbanus
  • 343-290 BC: Rome at war with Samnites and Latins
  • 287 BC: Last plebian secession
  • 284-204 BC: Livius Andronicus, first Latin poet
  • 281-272 BC: Tarentine Wars
  • 270-266 BC: Rome at war with Umbrians and Etruscans

The Contest with Carthage: 262-185

  • 264-241 BC: First Punic War
  • 242 BC: Praetor peregrinus
  • 236-183 BC: Scipio Africanus
  • 234-149 BC: Cato the Elder
  • 218-202 BC: Second Punic War
  • 215 BC: First Macedonian War
  • 201-118 BC: Polybius, Greek who writes a history of Rome
  • 200-196 BC: Second Macedonian War
  • 185-129 BC: Scipio Aemilianus
  • 149-146 BC: Third Punic War

The End of the Republic: 146-31 BC

  • 146-121 BC: The Gracchi Reforms
  • 100-63 BC: Civil War
  • 63-31 BC: The Career of Julius Caesar
    • 31 BC: The Battle of Actium

 

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