Gavin's Timeline for History Homework

By gavin1
  • 293

    Diocletian Split Empire into four sections ruled by two co-emperors. 293 A.D.

    In AD 293 Diocletian took a huge step and found the 'Tetrarchy', the rule of four. This entirely new idea of imperial government, meant that four emperors should rule the empire. Two Augusti would rule as major emperors, one in teh east, the other in the west. Each Augustus would adopt as his son a junior emperor, a Caesar, who would help rule his half of the empire with him and who be his appointed successor.
  • 303

    Persecution of Christians. 303 A.D.

    The Diocletianic Persecution meaning the Great Persecution, was the last and most severe persecution of Christians in the Roman empire. In 303 A.D., Emperor Diocletian and his colleagues Maximian, Galerius, and Constantius issued a series of edicts rescinding the legal rights of Christians and demanding that they comply with traditional religious practices
  • 324

    Constantine I defeated Licinius and took over sole rule of Empire. 324 A.D.

    Constantine who moved to attack first in AD 324 with 120'000 infantry and 10'000 cavalry against Licinius' 150'000 infantry and 15'000 cavalry based at Hadrianopolis. On 3 July AD 324 he severely defeated Licinius' forces at Hadrianopolis and shortly after his fleet won victories at sea.
  • 330

    Capitol moved from Rome to Constantinople. 330 A.D.

    Constantinople was built over six years, and consecrated on 11 May 330. Constantine divided the expanded city, like Rome, into 14 regions, and ornamented it with public works worthy of an imperial metropolis
  • 395

    Empire divided into East and West. 395 A.D.

    Death of Theodosius the Great, followed by permanent division of the Empire into eastern and western halves
  • 452

    Attila the Hun invaded Italy - Stayed out of Rome at request of Pope Leo I. 452 A.D.

    The Huns were a people of mystery and terror. When When Attila became King of the Huns, he became more aggressive and ambitious than earlier Hun leaders had been. Around 452 A.D. Pope Leo I met Attila in Northern Italy and persuaded him to leave with a great speech and a display of his rich robes and a large gift of treasure. According to legend, one of the most famous miracles in the history of Christianity then occurred
  • 455

    Rome Sacked by Vandals. 455 A.D.

    The sack of 455 was the second of three barbarian sacks of Rome; it was executed by the Vandals, who were then at war with the usurping Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus.
  • 476

    Fall of the Western Roman Empire by Invation of Goths. 476 A.D.

    A barbarian named Odoacer (a Germanic leader in the Roman army), deposed the last western Roman emperor, Romulus Augustulus, who was probably partly of Germanic ancestry. Odoacer considered Romulus so paltry a threat he didn't even bother to assassinate him, but sent him into retirement.
  • 537

    Hagia Sophia created

  • Sep 23, 780

    Vesuvius erupted burying towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. 79 A.D.

  • Sep 23, 1400

    Eastern Empire Survived as the Byzantine Empire. 554 - 1453 A.D.

    Byzantine Empire was invented in 1557, about a century after the fall of Constantinople by German historian Hieronymus Wolf, who introduced a system of Byzantine historiography in his work Corpus Historiae Byzantinae in order to distinguish ancient Roman from medieval Greek history without drawing attention to their ancient predecessors.
  • Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. 9 A.D.

    The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest was also known as clades Variana. It was the battle betwee Rome and Germany.
  • Jesus Christ Crucified in Jerusalem. 30 A.D.

  • Great fire in Rome 64 A.D.

    Nero blamed Christians for the great fire in Rome and began persecution.
  • Jewish Revolt. 66 - 73 A.D.

    The Jewish Revolt was one of the major rebellions by the Jews of the Iudaea Province against the Roman Empire. It began initially because of Greek and Jewish religious tensions, but later grew with anti-taxation protests and attacks upon Roman citizens.
  • Colosseum finished. 80 A.D.

    Flavian Amphitheatre located in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy is the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
  • Empire reached greatest extent under Emperors Trajan (96 - 117 A.D.) and Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.). 96 - 138 A.D.

  • Hadrian's Wall Built in Britain. 121 - 126 A.D.

    Hadrian's Wall marked the northern limit of Roman territory in Britain. It ran 70 miles from the Tyne near Newcastle to the Solway west of Carlisle.
  • Hadrian Ordered Building of Pantheon in Rome. 130 A.D.

    The Pantheon, at Piazza della Rotonda. is the only complete building of ancient Rome left standing-and it's one of the greatest free sights in the world!