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#Alongthewallin80days - Day 21

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Tue, 03/06/2014 - 19:14 -- Samantha

The mighty Roman empire was established almost 2000 years ago. So much was going on we've split the time line down into centuaries, starting at the 1st in 27BC when the first Roman Emperor came into power. In the Roman Empires 1st centuary was a busy one; There were 9 emperors before the turn of the 2nd century and all had there own way of ruling the empire. There were wars, love affairs, murders and victories to say the least, al adding to the amazing history of what was the greatest empire on earth...

  • In 27 BC the Rupublic of Rome falls, Octavian is now called Augustus Caesar and becomes the sole ruler of Rome, the Emperor, and Rome becomes an Empire...
  • 20 BC: A treaty between Roma and Persia establishes the boundary between the two empires along the Euphrates river (Iraq)
  • 17 BC: The theater of Marcellus is built
  • 13 BC: Augustus expands the borders to the region of the Danube
  • 12 BC: Augustus becomes Pontifex Maximus
  • 6 BC: Jesus is born in Palestine
  • In 1 AD Roma has a population of around one million people
  • 2 AD: Augustus, whose sons have died, chooses Tiberius as his adopted son
  • 5 AD: Roma acknowledges Cymbeline, King of the Catuvellauni, as king of Britain
  • 7 AD: Augustus expands the borders to the Balkans
  • 9 AD: Augustus' general Tiberius defeats the Pannonians and Dalmatians
  • 14 AD: Augustus dies and Tiberius becomes emperor, appointing Sejanus chief of the Praetorian Guard
  • 14 AD: five million people live in the Roman empire
  • 19 AD: Tiberius' adopted son Germanicus dies and his wife Agrippina moves to Roma with her children, including Caligula
  • 23 AD: Sejanus plots to murder Tiberius' son and heir Drusus
  • 26 AD: Tiberius leaves Roma, leaving Sejanus de facto running the empire
  • 31 AD: Tiberius survives a plot by Sejanus who is killed
  • 33 AD: Marcus Agrippa is placed in charge of municipal works in Rome and proceeds to build hundreds of cisterns, fountains, and public baths
  • 37 AD: Tiberius is murdered and the mad Caligula succeeds him, the only surviving son of Agrippina
  • 39 AD: Caligula's sisters Agrippina and Livilla plot to murder him but fail and are exiled
  • 41 AD: Caligula is assassinated and the Praetorian Guard appoints Claudius as emperor, Germanicus' brother and Agrippina's brother-in-law, so Agrippina can return to Roma
  • 43 AD: Claudius invades Britain
  • 46 AD: Thracia becomes a Roman province
  • 48 AD: Claudius' wife Messalina is executed for conspiring to overthrow her husband and Claudius marries his niece Agrippina the Younger, daughter of Agrippina, who is actually the lover of his advisor Pallas
  • 50 AD: the Romans found Londinium in Britain
  • 54 AD: Claudius is assassinated by Agrippina and is succeeded by Agrippina's son Nero
  • 58 AD: the Romans conquer Armenia
  • 59 AD: Nero orders the assassination of his mother Agrippina
  • 62 AD: The childless Nero divorces his loyal wife Octavia, who is beheaded, and marries the pregnant Poppaea while establishing a reign of terror
  • 64 AD: Nero sets fire to Roma and blames the Christians for it
  • 68 AD: Gaul and Spain rebel against Nero and Nero commits suicide rather than falling into their hands, while Spanish governor Galba is pronounced the new emperor
  • 69 AD: Galba is murdered by the Praetorian Guard that has been bribed by Otho but the general of the German legions, Vitellius, invades Italy and claims the empire
  • 70 AD: Vitellius and his followers are defeated by Vespasian, the general of the Egyptian legions, who becomes the new emperor
  • 77 AD: the Romans conquer Wales
  • 79 AD: Vespasianus dies and is succeeded by his son Titus Flavius Vespasianus
  • 79 AD: the Colosseum is completed
  • 80 AD: the Romans invade Caledonia (Scotland)
  • 81 AD: Titus dies and is succeeded by his brother Domitian
  • 84 AD: British rebels are defeated by the Romans at the battle of Mons Graupius
  • 96 AD: Domitian is assassinated and the senate replaces him with the old Nerva, thus terminating the principle of heredity (for a century)
  • 97 AD: Rome forbids human sacrifice throughout the Roman empire
  • 98 AD: Nerva dies and his designated heir Trajan becomes emperor
  • 100: the city of Roma has one million inhabitants 


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