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25 Cards in this Set

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Legendary founding of Rome.
753 B.C.
Traditional date for founding of Roman republic.
509 B.C.
First Punic War
264-241 B.C
Second Punic War

a. Battle of Lake Trasimene
b. Battle of Cannae
c. Battle of Zama (Scipio defeats Hannibal)
218-202 B.C.

a. 217 B.C.
b. 216 B.C.
c. 202 B.C.
Third Punic War
149-146 B.C.
The first Servile War. (Slaves of Sicily revolt against Rome.)
135 B.C.
The Gracchi: Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus.
133 B.C.-123 B.C
The Social War--revolt of Italians who wanted Roman citizenship.
91-88 B.C.
The Mithridatic Wars--between Mithridates of Pontus and Rome.
89-84 B.C.
Pompey, Crassus and Julius Caesar form the First Triumvirate.
60 B.C.
Caesar's Campaigns leading to Caesar's crossing the Rubicon.
49 B.C.
Battle of Actium--Antony and Cleopatra are defeated. Soon after, Augustus (Octavian) becomes the first emperor of Rome.
31 B.C.
German tribes destroy 3 Roman legions under P. Quinctilius Varnus in the Teutoberg Forest.
9 A.D.
Rome burns while Nero (supposedly) fiddles.
64 A.D.
Mount Vesuvius erupts.
79 A.D.
Hadrian's Wall is begun as a defensive wall to stretch 70 miles across Northern England.
122 A.D.
Edict of Caracalla extends Roman citizenship to all free inhabitants of the Empire.
212 A.D.
Age of Diocletian. Diocletian divides Empire into four administrative units. From then on, there was usually more than one head of Rome.
284-305 A.D.
Decree of Milan legalizes Christianity in the Roman Empire.
313 A.D.
Constantine the Great establishes his capital at Byzantium (Constantinople)
324 A.D.
Emperor Valens killed by the Visigoths at the Battle at Adrianople.
378 A.D.
Rome sacked by the Visigoths.
410 A.D.
Attila the Hun faces the Visigoths and Romans together in the Battle of Chalons. He goes on to invade Italy, but is convinced to withdraw by Pope Leo.
451 A.D.

Attila dies in 453 A.D.
Vandals Sack Rome
455 A.D.
Western Roman Empire ends. Emperor Romulus Augustulus is removed from office.
476 A.D.