10 Important dates

  • 104

    Second Sicilian Slave War

    (104 B.C) The Second Servile War was an unsuccessful slave uprising against the Roman Republic on the island of Sicily. Around 800 Italian slaves were released from Sicily, frustrating many non-Italians who thought they would be released as well, and many of these abandoned their masters incorrectly believing to have been freed. A rebellion broke out when they were ordered back to servitude by the Governor.
  • 133

    Tiberius Gracchus' Death

    (133 B.C) The tribune Tiberius Gracchus unleashes the mob with promises of food and lands. He is murdered by members of the senate whose wealth and power is threatened
  • 135

    First Servile War

    (135 B.C) The slaves in Sicily revolted. The revolt was mostly caused by great changes in the ownership of land in Sicily following the final banishment of the Carthaginians during the Second Punic War.
  • 149

    Third Punic War

    (149 B.C) This war focused mainly on the conquerization of Carthage, which resulted in the complete destruction of the city, the deletation of all remaining Carthaginian territory by Rome, and the death or enslavement of the entire Carthaginian population. The Third Punic War ended Carthage's independent existence.
  • 218

    Second Punic War

    (218 B.C) This Punic War was fought between the Carthaginians and the Romans. To the Romans, this war was known as "The Hannibalic War". This war is famous because Hannibal crossed over the Alps with Elephants and brought many troops with him and came out with around 1/4 of the original amount of troops. The Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome was ignited by the dispute over the hegemony of Saguntum, a Hellenized Iberian coastal city with diplomatic contacts with Rome.
  • 264

    First Punic War

    (264 B.C) The First Punic War was fought partly on land in Sicily and Africa, but was largely a naval war. It was fought between Carthage and Rome. The Mamertines—a group of Italian mercenaries originally hired by Agathocles of Syracuse—occupied the city of Messana (modern Messina) in the northeastern tip of Sicily, killing all the men and taking the women as their wives.
  • 428

    Romans Conquer (DATE IS B.C)

    (428 B.C) The Romans conquered Fidenae.
  • 501

    Appointment of First Dictator (DATE IS B.C)

    (501 B.C) T. Larcius was appointed the first Dictator
  • 509

    Beggining of the Roman Republic (DATE IS B.C)

    (509 B.C) Rome replaced the Etruscan rulers with a Republic during the History of Rome. The revolt was led by Lucius Junius Brutus who became the founder of the Roman Republic and traditionally one of the first Consuls of Rome
  • End of Roman Republic

    Octavian, became, as Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome and the Roman Republic comes to an end.
  • Caesar's Death

    (44 B.C) The assassination of Julius Caesar was the result of a conspiracy by approximately 60 Roman senators who called themselves Liberators. Led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus, they stabbed Julius Caesar to death in a location adjacent to the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March 44 BC. Caesar was the dictator of the Roman Republic at the time, having recently been declared dictator perpetuo by the Senate.
  • Invading Britain

    (55 B.C) Julius Caesar attempts to invade Britain and succeeds in 54 BC
  • Death Of Sulla

    Ancient accounts of Sulla's death indicate that he died from liver failure or a ruptured gastric ulcer caused by chronic alcohol abuse.
  • Sulla Becomes Dictator

    Sulla took control of Rome in late 82 and early 81 BC after victories in the civil war of his own making, and those of his chief legate Pompeius Magnus. With the army at his back, the Senate was forced to ignore the constitution and proclaim Sulla as Dictator of Rome for an indefinite period of time.
  • Civil War

    (90 B.C) The Social War was in part caused by the assassination of Marcus Livius Drusus in 91 BC. His reforms would have granted the Roman allies Roman citizenship, giving them a greater say in the external policy of the Roman Republic.