Phillip II dies
Phillip II born
Battle of Thermopylae (famous one)
Battle of Actium
Tuts tomb opened by Howard Carter
Battle of Phillipi
Caesar crosses Rubicon
Battle of Pharsalus
Battle of the Milvian Bridge
3rd Servile War (w/Spartacus) ends.
The Gallic War begins
Athens siege of Syracuse ends
Roman siege of Syracuse
Nero is killed
Tiberius Reign ends
Caligula is killed
Aristophanes the Acharnians
Herodotus dies (in Thurii)
Construction of the Parthenon begins
Construction of the Pantheon (by brickstamp)
Construction of the Colloseum begins
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Marathon
Battle of Cannae
Pericles dies (in the plague of Athens)
Events of the Anabasis
Consecration of Constantinople
Frank Calvert publishes location of Troy
Battle of Issus
Euripides dies (circa)
Silver age of Latin ends
Excavations begin at Pompeii
Spartans surrender at Sphacteria
Peace of Nicias
First Punic war begins
First Punic War ends
The Vix Krater (Circa)
Ovid banished to Tomis
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is built (circa)
Colossus at Rhodes destroyed by earthquake
Mask of Agamemnon discovered in shaft graves.
Delian League treasure moves to Athens
Sack of Corinth and Carthage by Romans
Battle of Zama
Murder of Hipparchos by Harmodius and Aristogeiton.
Phillip II sacks Olynthus
Athens defeated in Peloponnesian War
Thrasybulus expels the 30 tyrants from Athens
Marius dies during 7th consulship, in midst of bloody campaigns in the city of Rome.
Sulla marches on Rome
Arthur Evans begins excavations at Knossos in Crete
Battle of Beneventum (Pyrrhus final battle in Italy).
Mithridates V of Pontus dies
Kingdom of Pergamum is formed from the broken kingdom of Thrace.
Lord Elgin begins the 12 year project of removing marble decorations from the Parthenon
Gallic Wars End.
Death of Marcus Aurelius
Battle of Chaeronae
Thebans under Epaminondas defeat Spartans at Leuctra
Ionia revolts against Persian Empire.
Acropolis is completed.
Flavian Amphitheater formally opened by Emperor Titus.
Domitian is stabbed to death.
The statue of Zeus at Olympia by Phidias (circa)
Parthenon explodes when Ottoman gun powder stored inside the structure is ignited by a Venetian canon ball.
Julius Caesar is born
The (likely legendary) date of the first Olympic games.
The final Olympic games suppressed by Theodosius I
Beginning of the Golden Age of Latin Literature
End of the Golden Age of Latin Literature
Battle of Lake Trasimene
Battle of Trebia
Battle of Granicus
Battle of Gaugamela
Battle of Hydaspes
Tiberius Gracchus beaten to death by senators in the senate house.
Gaius Gracchus commits suicide, after senate essentially decreed that he should be killed.
Laocoon unearthed close to the Domus Aurea in Rome.
Ptolemy Soter I declares himself King of Egypt
Plato dies in his sleep (Tertullian, Riginios, 195)
Aristotle dies (in Euboea)
Galen moves to Rome at the age of 32 and spends the next 40 years there.
the Lex Gabinia grants Pompey extraordinary proconsular powers so that he can fight Med. Pirates
Lucius Catilina dies while attempting to seize Rome.
Founding of the Delian League
Marcus Furius Camillus born (circa)
Cincinnatus is dictator for the first time
Austen Henry Layard begins 3 years of excavation around Mosul
beginning of the 30 year window in which the light house of Alexandria was built.
Red figure pottery begins around:
Battle of Plataea
Aeschylus dies (legend says by an eagle dropping a turtle) circa:
Philippeion constructed at Olympus
Trajan dies in Cilicia on his way back from Parthian War
Crassus dies in the battle of Carrhae.
Belisaurius recaptures Rome from the Goths
Silver found in large quantities in the Laurium mines of Attica.
The First Phillipic by Demosthenes
The 4 year construction of Nero's Domus Aurea begins.
Virgil dies of a fever in Brundisium
Athenian assault on Melos
Claudius dies, very possibly by poison.
Claudius invades Britian
Syracuse is founded
Alcibiades is killed, accounts are unclear, but possibly by Spartans.
Cimon ostracised from Athens
Brasidas mortally wounded at Amphipolis
Romans surrender at the Battle of Caudine Forks.
Roman fleet destroyed off Camarina.
Venus de Milo is discovered
Titus dies, after just 2 years as emperor.
Fabius Maximus dies, aged 77 years.
Berlin Painter begins 30 year period of activity.
Antiochus IV and army blocked from entering Egypt by single Roman Senator according to Livy and Polybius.
Olympias, mother of Alexander dies.
Approximate time that construction began for the temple of Apollo at Didyma.
Construction begins on the Temple of Venus and Rome, possibly designed by Hadrian himself.
Construction of the Hephaisteion or Theseion begins.
Construction of the Hesphaisteion (a.k.a Theseion) ends.
Sulla begins 4 year campaign, crushes Greek cities in revolt, besieges Athens, and takes capitals from the Temple of Olympian Zeus back to Rome.
Beginning of Polybius' history
End of Polybius' history
Cato the Elder Dies.
"The Persians" Aeschylus' earliest play, is performed for the first time.
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is performed.
Darius the Great Dies.
Diocletian takes power.
Galba, Otho, Vitellius then Vespasian are Emporer of Rome.
Year of the 5 Emperors ends with the beginning of the Severan dynasty.
Beginning of the Peloponnesian War.
510 BC (-480 BC)
Owls first minted in Athens.
All cities of Magna Graecia are Municipium
730 BC (-550 BC)
Beginning of two centuries of Greek Colonization.
Praetorians auction off the position of Emperor.
Schreiter-Gerlach invents the term Damnatio Memoriae
Damnatio Memoriae of Commodus
814 BC (or 813 BC)
Founding of Carthage
510 BC (circa)
Coinage in found in Sybaris Italy
300 BC (circa)
Coinage first used by Romans
Caesar's image on coinage.
Complete destruction of Carthage by armies of Islam.
Roman Coinage with image of person (possibly Marius)
Amphitheater of Statilius Taurus burned by rioting citizens
211 AD (circa)
The Severan family tondo defaced
Roman author (Macrobius) comments that cremation is onlytalked about in books.
Beginning of the Pyhrric War (ends in 275 BC)
Beginning of 6 years of construction for Trajan's forum, market and the Basilica Ulpia.
Forum of Nerva
Temple of Artemis at Ephasis burns to the ground
Alexander is born
Schreiter-Gerlach invents the term Damnatio Memoriae in his dissertation.
Varner, Eric R. Mutilation and Transformation: Damnatio Memoriae and Roman Imperial Portraiture. Monumenta Graeca Et Romana v. 10. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2004.