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Timeline of Ancient Rome
 
 

ca. 1200 BCE

Latins migrate to Italy

ca. 1000 BCE

Etruscans migrate to Italy

ca. 1000-800 BCE

Settlements established on the Palatine Hill

753 BCE

Legendary founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus

ca. 750 BCE

Greeks migrate to Italy

509 BCE

Etruscan kings overthrown under leadership of Lucius Junius Brutus, founder of the Roman Republic, following the rape of Lucretia

450 BCE

The Twelve Tables -- Rome's first written laws

265 BCE

Rome controls all of the Italian peninsula

264-241 BCE

First Punic War

218-201 BCE

Second Punic War

149-146 BCE

Third Punic War

133 BCE

Rome the sole power in the Mediterranean

133 BCE

Tiberius Gracchus murdered after suggesting land reform

123 BCE

Gaius Gracchus murdered after seeking reforms

107 BCE

Gaius Marius elected consul

91-82 BCE

Lucius Sulla leads military victories abroad while engaged in civil war against Marius

60-53 BCE

First Triumvirate

59 BCE

Julius Caesar elected consul

58-51 BCE

Caesar's conquest of Gaul

48 BCE

Caesar defeats Pompey in Greece

45 BCE

Caesar has military victories in Asia Minor, Egypt, northern Africa, and Spain

44 BCE

Caesar assassinated on the Ides of March

31 BCE

Octavian's forces defeat Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium

30 BCE-14 CE

Age of Augustus (Octavian)

27 BCE-180 CE

Pax Romana—the Roman Peace

14-476 CE

Rule of the later Roman emperors

476 CE

Fall of the Western Roman Empire as last emperor, Romulus Augustus, deposed by a barbarian invader, Odoacer

527-565 CE

Emperor Justinian reigns in the East and establishes the Code of Justinian

1453

Fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium) to the Ottoman Turks

 
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Document-Based Questions:
 
1. How long after the Latins entered Italy were settlements established on the Palatine Hill?
 
2. How long did the Roman Republic last?
 
3. How long did the Western Roman Empire last?
 
4. How much time elapsed between the writing of the Twelve Tables and the Justinian Code?
 
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