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ID Category Subcategory Date Summary
1440 Society Prodigy 63BC Revival of ancient augural rite; bad omens resulted
1441 Celestial Comet 63BC Comet: A fiery javelin stretched to the sky from the west; firebrands seen in the west in the night time
1442 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Extreme heat
1443 Geology Earthquake 63BC Earthquakes mentioned by Cicero, probably in Italy
1444 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Storm at Rome tears up trees, destroys buildings, many people perished during consulship of Cicero.
5587 Society People 63BC Junia Tertia born, daughter of Julius Caesar? Wife of assassin Gaius Cassius Longinus
5563 Society People 64BC Titus Livius, historian of Rome
5707 Society Politics 64BC Lucius Julius Caesar, consul 64 BC; cousin and supporter of Julius Caesar; tried Gaius Rabirius
1438 Environment Unusual Weather 65BC Many towers in Rome struck with lightning; melts statues and bronze tablets
5572 Society Politics 66BC Gaius Licinius Macer: annalist, people's rights activist; defamed, prosecuted and ruined by Cicero, commits suicide
2866 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 67BC Jan. 19 Lunar eclipse
1422 Geology Other 67BC Island appeared among the Cyclades
209 Celestial Comet 69BC Aug. 20 Guest Star, Comet Swift-Tuttle
207 Celestial Nova 69BC Jul. 23 Guest Star, Nova, observed by Chinese
205 Celestial Nova 69BC Jan. 27 Bushy Star, Sparkling Star, western quarter near Venus; possible nova observed by Chinese
2902 Geology Earthquake 69BC Earthquake in Syria; a hundred and seventy thousand people, and several cities, were destroyed
75 Society Slave Rebellion 73BC Third Servile War, Spartacus, Crassus, Pompey
1309 Environment Plasma Event 73BC Town-councillor of Pompei, Marcus Herennius, struck by a thunderbolt on a fine day.
5592 Society War 73BC Third Mithridatic War; Rome vs Mithridates VI
5617 Society Laws and legal system 73BC Fabia, chief Vestal acquitted of incestum with Lucius Sergius Catilina.
400 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 74BC Apr. 7 A large meteor in the process of breaking up is is sighted in China
1279 Celestial Comet 76BC In the western sky, comet with a terrible glare during the consulship of Gnaeus Octavius
5679 Society Politics 78BC Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul 78 BC), turned against Sulla and became Popularist rebel and revolutionary
5515 Society Politics 81BC Sulla's dictatorship and reforms
5520 Society Massacre 82BC Nov. Battle of the Colline Gate; Samnites and Populares slaughtered by Sulla
1310 Society Massacre 82BC Proscriptions of Sulla
5505 Society Politics 82BC Civil war: Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, dictator of Rome
5514 Society War 82BC Sulla's second civil war
5609 Society Massacre 82BC Marcus Marius Gratidianus: popularist reformer and human sacrifice martyr during Sullan proscriptions
2803 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 83BC Sep. Bright meteor observed in Babylon
123 Celestial Comet 83BC Tangle Star in Hercules observed in China
5518 Society War 83BC Battle of Mount Tifata; First Roman Civil War
5519 Society Politics 83BC Rebellion in Spain: Quintus Sertorius, popularist general
122 Celestial Comet 84BC Mar. 12 Sparkling Star observed in China
5511 Society War 85BC Battle of Orchomenus; Sulla over Archelaus; Sulla's settlement
5509 Society Massacre 86BC Feb. 12 Sulla's siege of Athens
1308 Celestial Fire in the sky 86BC Fireball like "burning shield scattering sparks", observed in Rome
5510 Society War 86BC Battle of Chaeronea; Sulla over Archelaus
5516 Society Politics 86BC Lucius Cornelius Cinna: Domination of Cinna
107 Celestial Comet 87BC Aug. 10 Comet Halley observed in Babylon and China
5612 Society Politics 87BC Marcus Antonius (consul 99 BC); executed by Marius and Cinna
5508 Society Massacre 88BC May Massacre of Romans & Italici in Asia by Mithridates
2895 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 88BC (Sum.) Rain of ashes at Athens
5513 Society War 88BC Sulla's First Civil War
2854 Celestial Solar Eclipse 89BC Sep. 29 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2917 Geology Earthquake 89BC Earthquake at Apamea
5503 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 89BC Appearance of new lakes, disappearance of rivers and springs in Asia Minor
5507 Society War 89BC First Mithridatic War; Kingdom of Pontus and many Greek cities rebelled against Rome
1298 Celestial Halo 90BC Red halo around the sun observed from Rome
2799 Environment Insect Infestation 91BC Feb. Locusts in late winter in Babylon
1387 Celestial Tunguska-like event 91BC Possible Tunguska-like event or comet/asteroid impact in northern Italy
1428 Geology Volcanic Eruption 91BC Islands burned several days, sea burned during the Social War
5498 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 91BC Rained stones for seven days in central Italy
5499 Geology Outgassing 91BC Fire erupted from the earth at Aeneria (Ischia)
5500 Geology Earthquake 91BC Earthquake at Regium; part of the city and walls destroyed
5501 Celestial Falling Fire 91BC Ball of fire rolled down to earth, carried from the land to the East, covered the sun
5504 Society War 91BC (Spr.) Roman Social War (91–88 BC)
5650 Society Politics 91BC Marcus Livius Drusus proposed land reform and giving Roman citizenship to all freemen of Italy; triggered Social War
2796 Geology Earthquake 94BC Jul. Earthquake in Babylon
2797 Society Mass sickness 94BC Jul. Pestilence in Babylon; many deaths
2880 Celestial Comet 94BC Comet and eclipse of Posidonius
5494 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 94BC Rain of stones near Rome
5495 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 94BC Rain of stones in central Italy
5496 Celestial Fire in the sky 94BC Comet or fireball observed in Rome; whole sky 'ablaze'
5497 Society Prodigy 94BC Multiple prodigies recorded at Rome
5555 Society Laws and legal system 95BC Lex Licinia Mucia passed ejecting non-citizens from Rome or prosecuting 'false citizens'; triggered Social War
5594 Society People 95BC Mucia Tertia: wife of Gaius Marius minor, Pompeius Magnus, Marcus Aemilius Scaurus; mother of Sextus Pompeius
5613 Society Politics 100BC Dec. Gaius Memmius "a man fiercely hostile to the power of the nobles" murdered during consular elections
3076 Society People 100BC Jul. 12 Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth, GJC Era
5353 Archeology Cultural Evidence 100BC Early compositions of Jewish Sibylline Oracles in Alexandria
5595 Society People 100BC Marcus Aemilius Scaurus (praetor 56 BC); massacres in Judea mentioned in the Dead Sea scrolls
5605 Society Assassination 100BC Saturninus: popularist reformer proposes land reform using Tolosan gold; murdered by mob of aristocrats
1317 Environment Unusual Sounds 101BC Clanging armor, trumpet sounds from sky, Battle of Vercellae
5492 Society Massacre 101BC Battle of Vercellae
106 Celestial Comet 102BC Bushy Star in Bootes observed in China
5493 Society Massacre 102BC Battle of Aquae Sextiae
713 Celestial Comet 104BC Jul. 19 Comet during eclipse, Posidonius
74 Society Slave Rebellion 104BC Second Servile War; Gaius Marius
1318 Environment Strange Sounds 104BC Clanging armour and the sounding of a trumpet were heard from the sky
5564 Society People 104BC Servilia Caepionis: mistress of Julius Caesar, mother of Brutus, half-sister of Cato the Younger
5611 Society Massacre 105BC Oct. 6 Battle of Arausio: catastrophic loss of entire Roman army caused by Quintus Servilius Caepio
5610 Society War 105BC Quintus Servilius Caepio plunders the temples of Tolosa and then loses entire Roman army in Battle of Arausio
2791 Celestial Falling Fire 106BC Feb. 28 Fall of fire observed in Babylon
2792 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 106BC Meteor followed by loud noise in the sky observed in Babylon
2793 Society Mass sickness 106BC Pestilence in Babylon
104 Celestial Comet 108BC Bushy Star in Canis Minor, Gemini observed in China
2790 Society Mass sickness 108BC Pestilence in Babylon affected humans and dogs
5490 Celestial Halo 108BC Double halo around the sun associated with pestilence in Babylon
101 Celestial Comet 110BC Bushy Star in Gemini, Ursa Major, observed in China and Babylon
2787 Celestial Halo 110BC Double halo around the sun observed in Babylon
5585 Society People 110BC Titus Pomponius Atticus; friend, correspondent, and publisher of Cicero
2784 Celestial Solar Eclipse 112BC Jun. 18 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2785 Environment Animal Mass Death 112BC Cattle pestilence in Babylon
2786 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 112BC Euphrates river turns red
5506 Society War 112BC Jugurthine War
1307 Celestial Tunguska-like event 113BC 'Night-suns’ seen in the consulship of Gaius Caccilius and Gnaeus Papirius
1297 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 114BC Halo around the sun in the consulships of Gaius Porcius and Manius Acilius
1313 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 114BC Sky rained milk and blood in the consulship of Manius Acilius and Gaius Porcius
5616 Society Expiation 114BC Vestal Virgins Aemilia, Licinia, and Martia buried alive for unchastity
1311 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 115BC Thunderbolt strikes temple of Juno during consulship of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus
5593 Society People 116BC Marcus Terentius Varro Reatinus; the most learned of the Romans; Varronian chronology
1289 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 118BC Three suns seen at once during consulships of Quintus Marcius and Marcus Porcius
5590 Society People 118BC Lucius Licinius Lucullus; fought Third Mithridatic War; gastronome, "Xerxes in a toga"
99 Celestial Comet 119BC May 8 Sparkling star, Long-tailed star observed in China
2783 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 119BC White torch flashed from East to West observed in Babylon
2782 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 120BC Jun. 1 A quaking from the sky during comet passage reported by Babylonians
97 Celestial Comet 120BC Feb. Comet burned brightly, filled a quarter of the heavens, sky seemed to be on fire
2910 Geology Other 120BC The Cymbrian Flood; Jutland penninsula
5527 Society People 120BC Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar; ideal Roman matron
5571 Society Laws and legal system 120BC Establishment of senatus consultum ultimum in Roman constitutional practice; tool used for oppression
5533 Society People 121BC Gaius Sempronius Gracchus murdered by Roman Senate
5547 Society People 121BC Death of Marcus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 125 BC): ally of the Gracchi
5570 Society Politics 121BC Lucius Opimius (consul 121 BC) ordered the extralegal executions of 3000 supporters of Gaius Gracchus
1296 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 122BC Sun veiled in dust; haloes; darkness for several days following Etna eruption
2358 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 122BC Eruption of Mount Etna destroys city of Catania
2778 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 123BC Bright meteor flashed from west to east
2776 Environment Insect Infestation 124BC May Locusts, large and numerous
2774 Environment Unusual Weather 125BC Nov. Snow in Babylon; severe cold
2773 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 125BC Exploding fireball observed in Babylon
2775 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 125BC Sun and moon haloes
5589 Society People 125BC Antiochus of Ascalon; Middle Platonism
1424 Geology Volcanic Eruption 126BC Eruption of Etna; island emerges burning with violent blast
2356 Geology Outgassing 126BC Fire and gases erupting from the sea off northern Sicily; many fish killed, people sickened, killed
2769 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 131BC Hail of small stones falls in Babylon
5584 Society Assassination 132BC Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio: murdered his cousin, Tiberius Gracchus; himself murdered by supporters of the Gracchi
2765 Celestial Solar Eclipse 133BC Feb. 13 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2766 Environment Unusual Weather 133BC Hailstones as large as plums fall in Babylon; much lightning and thunder; associated with solar eclipse
5526 Society Politics 133BC Optimates and Populares solidify their positions in respect of the Gracchi
5532 Society Assassination 133BC Murder of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus: sought agrarian reforms to transfer wealth from the wealthy, patricians and otherwise, to the poor.
65 Celestial Comet 135BC Aug. 31 Giant comet stretched across the heavens at the birth of Mithradates; entire sky 'on fire'
64 Celestial Comet 135BC Jul. 3 Bushy Star
73 Society Massacre 135BC Eunus and the First Servile War against Rome
2355 Geology Volcanic Eruption 135BC Eruption of Mount Etna: 'greater fires than normal'
5486 Society Prodigy 135BC Talking cow, hooting owl; portents of defeat of Roman army
5487 Environment Plant Prodigies 135BC Corn grows on trees
5512 Society People 135BC Mithridates VI of Pontus
63 Celestial Comet 136BC Sep. 22 Comet 'spread out to unlimited size'; beginning of the reign of Attalus III
2761 Celestial Solar Eclipse 136BC Apr. 15 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2357 Society Prodigy 137BC Aug. Animal prodigies observed in Rome
37 Celestial Comet 137BC May 28 Sparkling star in Hercules 'as if the Sun appeared at night' observed by Babylonians, Chinese, poss. Romans
36 Celestial Comet 137BC Apr. 9 Circumpolar Sparkling Star in Hydra observed by Chinese
2760 Environment Animal Mass Death 137BC Mass death of cattle in Babylon; unspecified cause but associated with comet observations
5479 Celestial Falling Fire 137BC 'Fall of fire' from the sky observed in Babylon
5480 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 137BC (Win.) Sun veiled in dust, 'looked like the moon'
5481 Environment Unusual Weather 137BC (Win.) Severe cold and hail in Babylon
5482 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 137BC (Spr.) Fireball observed from Babylon
5483 Environment Unusual Sounds 137BC Thunder from a clear sky near Rome
5484 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 137BC 'Many places shattered by lightning'; praetor M. Claudius burst into flames from a thunderbolt
5485 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 137BC The Fucine lake overflowed; red water emerged from the ground
2020 Geology Volcanic Eruption 140BC Eruption of Mount Etna associated with fall of objects from the sky
5064 Geology Earthquake 140BC Earthquake Palestine
5477 Celestial Falling Fire 140BC Rain of fireballs associated with eruption of Etna
2759 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 141BC Mar. Bright meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
2878 Environment Unusual Weather 143BC Heavy snowfall in Syria/Palestine during Maccabean Revolt
2758 Society Mass sickness 144BC Pestilence in Babylon
2923 Geology Tsunami 144BC Soldiers of Tryphon are drowned by a rogue wave; possible undersea landslide
34 Celestial Comet 146BC Oct. Broom star, Bushy star observed in China
33 Celestial Comet 146BC Aug. Tangle Star observed in China
32 Celestial Comet 146BC May 13 Broom Star observed in China
23 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC (Spr.) Third Punic War, Siege of Carthage
35 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Destruction of Corinth
5647 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Complete destruction of the city of Carthage by Scipio Aemilianus; Rome flooded with slaves
2544 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 147BC Aug. Comet shone brightly as fiery, reddish circle; persistently red sky; observed from Babylon to Rome
2296 Celestial Tunguska-like event 147BC Wrath of God strikes Antioch; possible overhead comet explosion
5474 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 147BC Acidity spike in Greenland ice core; persistent red sky phenonomenon reported
5475 Environment Unusual Weather 147BC Unusual, repeated lightning strikes reported at Rome associated with comet and red sky
5476 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 147BC Sun halos associated with comet, glowing red sky, possible comet dust
5478 Society Human Prodigies 147BC A boy with three feet and one hand is born
24 Celestial Comet 148BC Apr. 29 Comet, Bushy star; observed in China
2757 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 150BC Jul. 2 Lunar eclipse
22 Celestial Comet 153BC Feb. Tailed Star Comet observed in China
21 Celestial Comet 154BC Sep. Broom Star observed in China
31 Celestial Comet 154BC Jan. Broom Star observed in China
18 Celestial Comet 157BC Oct. 2 Sparkling star with "trunk laid straight" observed in Babylon and China
5491 Society People 157BC Gaius Marius, general, consul, uncle and role model of Julius Caesar
5502 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 160BC Feb. 28 Earthquake and tsunami strikes Levant during Maccabean revolt
5591 Society People 160BC Mnesarchus of Athens; leader of the Stoic school
16 Celestial Comet 162BC Sep. 5 Comet, and meteor observed in Babylon
17 Celestial Comet 162BC Feb. 6 Comet like a celestial magnolia tree observed in China; possibly Halley's
15 Celestial Comet 163BC Sep. Comet Halley observed from Babylon and possibly Rome
5329 Celestial Halo 163BC Moon surrounded by halo observed from Babylon
5330 Celestial Halo 163BC Sun surrounded by halo observed from Babylon
5331 Environment Unusual Weather 163BC Severe cold and hail in Babylon
5332 Environment Plasma Event 163BC Flock of goats killed by lightning
5333 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 163BC At Formiae two suns were seen during the day.
5334 Celestial Fire in the sky 163BC The sky blazed with fire
5335 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 163BC At Gabiae it rained milk
5336 Environment Strange Sounds 163BC In Cephallenia a trumpet seemed to sound in the sky
5337 Environment Unusual Weather 163BC A tempestuous storm destroyed buildings and created carnage on the land
2751 Celestial Halo 165BC Oct. Sun surrounded by two halos observed from Babylon
2750 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 166BC Aug. A torch crossed the sky; fireball observed from Babylon to Rome
5339 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 166BC Rained earth in Campania
5340 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 166BC In Praenestine territory showers of blood fell
5341 Environment Plasma Event 166BC At Tarracina, three women seated in the Temple of Minerva killed by lightning; Many places at Cassinum were shattered by lightning
5342 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 166BC Water poured from foot of Equestrian statue; on the Quirinal hill blood drenched the earth
5343 Celestial Wrath of God 166BC Temple of Salus was struck from the sky
5344 Celestial Comet 166BC Sun was seen at night for some hours
5345 Society War 166BC The Ligurian Gauls were destroyed
5325 Society Massacre 168BC Jun. 22 Battle of Pydna: Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Corculum against Perseus of Macedon
709 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 168BC Fireball as big as the moon seen when Paulus was engaged in the war against Perseus; At Lanuvium a blazing torch was seen in the sky
5327 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 168BC At Anagnia it rained earth
5328 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 168BC At Calatia in public land for three days and two nights blood flowed
2748 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 169BC Jul. 20 Bright meteor/fireball observed in Babylon
2747 Geology Earthquake 171BC Earthquake in Babylon
5324 Society War 171BC Third Macedonian War between Rome and King Perseus of Macedon
30 Celestial Comet 172BC Tailed Star Comet observed in China
1288 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 174BC Three suns seen in the consulships of Spurius Postumius and Quintus Mucius
2745 Celestial Falling Fire 176BC Falling fire observed in Babylon
5553 Society Laws and legal system 184BC Lex Porcia III: severe penalties for magistrates who refuse to grant provocatio (appeal)
5548 Society People 185BC Scipio Aemilianus: destroyer of Carthage, opponent of the Gracchi, murder victim
431 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 186BC Shower of stones in Picenum
433 Environment Plasma Event 186BC Lightning bolts, appearing in many places, had scorched the clothes of many persons by a slight blast of heat
434 Society Human Prodigies 186BC A hermaphrodite about twelve years old was discovered, and by order of the soothsayers was put to death
435 Society Mass Migration 186BC Gauls who had crossed the Alps into Italy were expelled without a battle
5323 Geology Volcanic Eruption 186BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
410 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 188BC Daytime darkness sets in at Rome
411 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 188BC Shower of Stones on the Aventine in Rome
5322 Geology Volcanic Eruption 188BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
388 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Thunderbolts from a clear sky strike many towns around Rome; two persons killed
393 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 190BC Shower of Earth from the sky
412 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Temple of Juno Lucina struck by lightning damaging a gable and the doors
5321 Geology Volcanic Eruption 190BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
5573 Society War 190BC Battle of Magnesia: Rome vs Antiochus III
5560 Society War 191BC Battle of Thermopylae: Rome vs. Antiochus III
5577 Society Laws and legal system 191BC Lex Acilia de intercalando: authorized the pontifices to decree an intercalary period in order to prevent seasonal drift
5315 Society War 192BC Roman-Seleucid War, Treaty of Apamea
2863 Celestial Solar Eclipse 195BC Jun. 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
5552 Society Laws and legal system 195BC Lex Porcia II: right of Roman citizen to appeal a sentence of flogging
5558 Society Laws and legal system 195BC Repeal of Lex Oppia after mass demonstrations by the women of Rome
14 Society War 196BC Second Macedonian War
2739 Celestial Falling Fire 198BC Meteor falling to ground in Babylon
2903 Geology Volcanic Eruption 198BC Emergence of the island Hiera; the whole sea boiled and blazed
5255 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 198BC Haloes around the sun and moon
5256 Geology Earthquake 198BC Chalcis-on-Belus in northern Syria swallowed by earthquake
5257 Geology Earthquake 198BC Sidon extensively damaged by earthquake; nearly two-thirds "engulfed"
5258 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 198BC Fountains of Arethusa in Chalcis stopped and gushed up elsewhere
5259 Geology Volcanic Eruption 198BC Chasm opened in Lelantine Plain, Euboea, erupting a river of fiery lava
5551 Society Laws and legal system 199BC Lex Porcia I: extended the right to provocatio (appeal) to locations outside of Rome
5301 Society Science 200BC Eratosthenes of Cyrene accurately calculates the circumference of the Earth
5316 Society War 200BC Second Macedonian War fought between Philip V of Macedon, and Rome
13 Society Massacre 202BC Oct. 19 Battle of Zama, Scipio Africanus vs Hannibal
2736 Celestial Solar Eclipse 203BC May 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
654 Geology Sinkhole 203BC Sinking earth at Arpinum made huge depression
656 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 203BC Sun halo at Frusino
659 Environment Animal Prodigies 203BC Roof-eating ravens, gnawing mice, locust infestation and a deformed colt
29 Celestial Comet 204BC Aug. 14 Sparkling or Bushy Star near Arcturus
648 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 204BC Two suns seen, ring around moon
650 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 204BC Meteor shooting from east to west
652 Environment Unusual Sounds 204BC In the temple of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium a noise was heard with a dreadful crash
653 Environment Rock Falls 204BC Shower of stones in association with meteors, crashing sounds; fall of Magna Mater
655 Celestial Tunguska-like event 204BC Shooting stars at intervals; great meteor blazed; sky lighted up at night; crashing sound
5319 Society People 204BC Reign of Ptolemy V Epiphanes; Rosetta Stone
5320 Geology Volcanic Eruption 204BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
5580 Society War 207BC Battle of Metaurus: Gaius Claudius Nero (consul 207 BC) & Marcus Livius Salinator defeated (and killed) Hasdrubal
2875 Celestial Falling Fire 210BC Jul. Meteor or fireball falls in association with a comet observed in Babylon
28 Celestial Comet 210BC Jun. Comet in the process of breaking up: "surrounded by stars"
2420 Archeology Climate Evidence 210BC Historical, ice core, tree ring evidence for at least two volcanic eruptions between 212 and 200
2735 Celestial Falling Fire 211BC Jun. Meteor shower observed in Babylon; meteor impact in China
27 Celestial Comet 214BC Aug. Bright Star, Broom star in the West
10 Society War 214BC First Macedonian War
11 Society Massacre 214BC Siege of Syracuse, Death of Archimedes
1327 Environment Animal Prodigies 215BC A cow gave birth to a horse
1328 Celestial Fire in the sky 215BC Fire shone out at sea; possible plasma event or fireball
5254 Society Massacre 215BC Roman consul, Postumius Albinus, beheaded; entire army destroyed by the Boii
5557 Society Laws and legal system 215BC Lex Oppia: law against luxury and extravagance also oppression of women's rights to property and dress
5618 Society Expiation 215BC Vestals Floronia and Opimia convicted of unchastity; one buried alive at the Colline Gate, other suicide
5619 Society Expiation 215BC Q. Fabius Pictor was sent to consult the oracle of Delphi
5620 Society Expiation 215BC A Gaulish man and a Gaulish woman and a Greek man and a Greek woman were buried alive under the Forum Boarium
7 Society Massacre 216BC Aug. 2 Battle of Cannae, Roman army massacred by Hannibal
5579 Society People 216BC Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul 219, 216 BC):shared command with Varro at the Battle of Cannae, killed in battle
1326 Geology Earthquake 217BC Jun. 24 Mountains cleft asunder, rivers blocked by earthquake during Battle of Lake Trasimene
1393 Society Massacre 217BC Jun. 24 Battle of Lake Trasimene; Hannibal massacres Roman army
5574 Society War 217BC Jun. 22 Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt vs Antiochus III; one of the largest battles of the ancient world
509 Geology Landslide 217BC Mount Garganus, collapsing with tottering summit, overset its forests
510 Environment Plasma Event 217BC Javelins blazed up suddenly in the hands of astounded soldiers
511 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 217BC Light was suddenly withdrawn, and the Calabrian mariners, plunged in darkness
513 Celestial Comet 217BC Multiple comets: bright hair of more than one comet... showed its baleful glare
514 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 217BC River Allia flooding
515 Geology Earthquake 217BC The Alps did not keep their place, and the Apennines were never still day or night among their vast gorges
517 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 217BC Bright meteors shot against Italy from the direction of Africa
518 Celestial Tunguska-like event 217BC The heavens burst open with a fearful crash, and the countenance of the Thunderer was revealed.
519 Geology Volcanic Eruption 217BC Vesuvius thundered, hurling flames and rock
1394 Geology Earthquake 217BC Fifty-seven earthquakes in the year of the Battle of Lake Trasimene; cities overthrown, rivers diverted, cliffs torn away
5251 Society Massacre 218BC Dec. 21 Battle of the Trebia, Roman army massacred by Hannibal
6 Society War 218BC Second Punic War
5575 Society War 218BC Hannibal crosses the Alps into Italy: Battle of Ticinus
5317 Society People 222BC Reign of Antiochus III the Great
1321 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 223BC A river in Picenum the color of blood
1322 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 223BC Large fireball; light like day
1324 Environment Plasma Event 223BC "Heaven on fire"; aurora?
1325 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 223BC Three moons visible from Italy
2897 Geology Earthquake 226BC Major Rhodes earthquake causes colossus to collapse, three meters uplift
2916 Geology Volcanic Eruption 226BC Eruption of Methana volcano, Greece
2731 Environment Insect Infestation 227BC May Attack of locusts in Babylon
2879 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 228BC Severe earthquake in central Greece
5583 Society People 230BC Aemilia Tertia AKA Aemilia Paulla; grandmother of the Gracchi, great grandmother of Fulvia
2730 Environment Unusual Weather 233BC Nov. Heavy rain, flooding, severe cold in Babylon
2729 Celestial Fire in the sky 233BC "Fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
5576 Society People 233BC Manius Acilius Glabrio (consul 191 BC): defeated Antiochus III at the Battle of Thermopylae
26 Celestial Comet 234BC Jan. Broom Star, and a great fall of fire, observed in China and Babylon