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This Timeline of Ancient Rome provides fast facts and interesting information about the Roman Empire. Dissatisfaction with the Senate led to civil wars and the ultimate decline of the Roman Republic. The decline of the Roman Republic culminated in a brief dictatorship by Julius Caesar and the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire which was ruled by the all-powerful Emperors of Rome. Octavian, the adoptive son of Julius Caesar, was given the title 'Augustus' by the Roman Senate and became the first emperor of Rome. Names, dates, biographies and details of all of the Roman Emperors an be accessed via the Timeline of Roman Emperors.

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27 BC to AD 68Julian-Claudian Dynasty - Augustus Caesar, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. Famous events during this period included the lost legions of Varus, the reign of terror by Sejanus, the invasion of Britain and the great fire of Rome
 
68 - 69 ADThe Year of the Four Emperors - Galba, Otho and Vitellius and then Vespasian who became the first ruler of the Flavian Dynasty
  
69AD - 96ADThe Flavian Dynasty  - Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian. Famous events of this period included the Destruction of Jerusalem, the Eruption of Vesuvius and the Building of the Colosseum
 
96192 ADThe Five Good Emperors and the Nervan / Antonine Dynasty - Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. Commodus the son of Marcus Aurelius also reigned during this era. Famous events of this period included Hadrian's Wall, the Pantheon was built in Rome and plague in Rome
 
192 - 193 ADThe Year of the Five Emperors, turmoil and chaos in Rome. The emperors were Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Pescennius Niger, Septimius Severus, Claudius Albinus Septimius Severus begins the Severan Dynasty. Famous events of this period included the Massacre at Alexandria
 
193 - 235 ADThe Severan dynasty - Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Geta, Macrinus, Diadumenian (son of Macrinus), Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. The Severan Dynasty marked the end of Pax Romana (Roman peace)
 
235 - 284 ADThe Crisis of the Third Century was the period in Roman history of Military Anarchy which lasted over 50 years. Not one single Emperor died of natural causes during this time. Famous events of this period included revolts, civil wars, street fights, fierce foreign enemies, plagues, famines, fire and earthquakes.
 
238 - 268 ADThe "Barracks Emperors" were all military generals who seized power by force. Famous events of this period included many internal problems including high taxation, failing economy and Roman territories were being captured by barbarians and the Roman government was unstable. During this terrible period there were 19 usurpers, or pretenders, to the throne but this period is usually known as that of the 'Thirty Tyrants'. During this uncertain era and violent environment people started to turn towards a new religion of Christianity.
 
268 - 285 ADThe Illyrian Emperors came from Illyria which was  a region in the western part of today's Balkan Peninsula. During this period of the Roman Empire was the worst persecutions of the Christians
 
285 ADThe Roman Empire was split in half by Diocletian - The Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire aka the Byzantine Empire
 
285 - 364 ADThe Constantinian dynasty - named after its most famous Emperor, Constantine the Great who instigates a policy of toleration towards the Christians. Constantinople is named the new capital of the Romans and the Roman Empire.
 
364 - 394 ADThe Valentinian dynasty derives its name from the first of the dynasty's Emperors - Valentinian I. The Empire is invaded by the fierce Barbarians the Visigoths ( Western Goths)  and the Vandals.
 
394 - 476 ADTheodosius I was the last emperor of both the Eastern and Western Roman Empire. After his death in 395 AD the two parts of the Roman Empire were split permanently. The Western Empire and the period of the Decline or Fall of the Roman Empire and the onset of the Dark Ages. During this period the city of Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410 and by the Vandals in 455 signalling the disintegration of Roman authority and the Fall of the Roman Empire
 
4 September 476The Western Roman Empire ended officially with the abdication of Romulus Augustus on 4 September 476 - The Fall of the Roman Empire.
 

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