Battles and Events
500 B.C. to 499 A.D.
Rome’s rise to world power
- 88-82 B.C. – First Civil War: Marius versus Sulla
- 87-84 B.C. – First Mithridatic War: Sulla versus Mithridates
- 82-79 B.C. – Second Mithridatic War
- 74-64 B.C. – Third Mithridatic War
- 73-72 B.C. – Slave Uprising: Spartacus versus Crassus
- 58-51 B.C. – Cesar occupies Gaul
- 58 B.C. – Helvetians are forced to resettle to Switzerland
- 58 B.C. – Cesar defeats the Suebian ruler Ariovist in the Alsace
- 57-56 B.C. – Cesar defeats the Nervians in Belgium and the Venetans at the channel coast
- 55 B.C. – Caesar crosses the Rhine river
- 55 B.C. – Cesar invades Britain
- 54 B.C. – Cesar returns to Britain
- 53 B.C. – Cesar crosses the Rhine for the second time
- 53 B.C. – Battle of Karrhä: Crassus dies in combat against the Parthians
- 52 B.C. – Cesar defeats the Gaul Revolt. Vercingetorix surrenders at Alesia.
- 49-46 B.C. – Second Civil War
- 48 B.C. – Battle of Pharsalos: Cesar defeats Pompejus
- 46 B.C. – Battle of Thapsos: Cesar defeats the Pompejans
- 45 B.C. – Battle of Munda in Spain: Cesar defeats the sons of Pompejus
- 15. March 44 B.C. – Cesar murdered
- 42 B.C. – Battle of Philippi: Cassius and Brutus comitt suicide after their defeat at the hands of Antonius and Octavian
- 40 B.C. – Antonius marries Octavian’s Sister Octavia
- 36 B.C. – Agrippa captures Sicily, Sardinia and Korsika, thereby defeating the sea power of Sextus Pompejus
- 36 B.C. – Antonius deserts Octavia in favor of Queen Cleopatra
- 32-31 B.C. – Third Civil War: Antonius versus Octavian
- 31 B.C. – 14 A.D. – Cesar Octavianus
- 20 A.D. – Parthians return the Roman standards captured at the battle of Karrhä.
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