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Displaying events 601 - 900 of 1136 in total
ID Category Subcategory Date Summary
5509 Society Massacre 86BC Feb. 12 Sulla's siege of Athens
5609 Society Massacre 82BC Marcus Marius Gratidianus: popularist reformer and human sacrifice martyr during Sullan proscriptions
1310 Society Massacre 82BC Proscriptions of Sulla
5520 Society Massacre 82BC Nov. Battle of the Colline Gate; Samnites and Populares slaughtered by Sulla
1483 Society Massacre 68AD (Spr.) Merciless terror excerted by the Zealots: "He who survived called them that were already dead happy"
4519 Society Massacre 600AD King Chlotar's army is massacred by Kings Theudebert and Theuderic
1466 Celestial Meteor 49BC Meteor fire on and over Rome
5227 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 707BC "Shield" falls from the sky during pestilence
2914 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 644BC Dec. 24 Fireball observed in Babylon and China; falling stones
2811 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 419BC Numerous fireballs over several months, possible overhead meteor explosion; observed in Babylon
2826 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 367BC Very bright fireball observed in Babylon
2829 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 344BC Feb. Meteor shower, fireballs and meteors
2830 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 333BC Fireball illuminated ground recorded by Babylonians
2700 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 331BC Oct. 1 Fireballs, portents decide fate of Persian Empire at Battle of Gaugamela
2855 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 327BC Jan. 14 Meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
2833 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 323BC Nov. Fireballs recorded by Babylonians, one like a "torch"
2836 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 309BC Bright meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
2842 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 285BC Bright meteor, and "fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
399 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 245BC Feb. 14 Innumerable large and small meteors traveled westward, China
1322 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 223BC Large fireball; light like day
517 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 217BC Bright meteors shot against Italy from the direction of Africa
650 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 204BC Meteor shooting from east to west
2748 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 169BC Jul. 20 Bright meteor/fireball observed in Babylon
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
2750 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 166BC Aug. A torch crossed the sky; fireball observed from Babylon to Rome
2759 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 141BC Mar. Bright meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
5482 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 137BC (Spr.) Fireball observed from Babylon
2769 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 131BC Hail of small stones falls in Babylon
2773 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 125BC Exploding fireball observed in Babylon
2778 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 123BC Bright meteor flashed from west to east
2782 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 120BC Jun. 1 A quaking from the sky during comet passage reported by Babylonians
2783 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 119BC White torch flashed from East to West observed in Babylon
2792 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 106BC Meteor followed by loud noise in the sky observed in Babylon
2803 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 83BC Sep. Bright meteor observed in Babylon
400 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 74BC Apr. 7 A large meteor in the process of breaking up is is sighted in China
669 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 56BC A blaze of light from south to north; fireball
697 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 52BC A meteor from south to east
1473 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 48BC Aug. 9 Fiery torch, thunderbolt, seen over Caesar's camp, falls on Pompey's camp
436 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 979AD A blood-red object is seen in the sky with rays of various colors
205 Celestial Nova 69BC Jan. 27 Bushy Star, Sparkling Star, western quarter near Venus; possible nova observed by Chinese
207 Celestial Nova 69BC Jul. 23 Guest Star, Nova, observed by Chinese
5242 Other Other 2100BC Epic of Gilgamesh stories composed
1268 Celestial Other 612BC Venus "casts a shadow by its rays" (Pythagoras)
2637 Geology Other 490BC Earthquake at Delos, said to be first by Herodotus
1295 Celestial Other 394BC "Meteoric lights, beams" at Battle of Cnidus
2910 Geology Other 120BC The Cymbrian Flood; Jutland penninsula
1422 Geology Other 67BC Island appeared among the Cyclades
4528 Other Other 60AD A massive, heavy gate opens all by itself
4257 Geology Other 599AD Fish are killed by boiling lake water in Lake of Thun
4400 Celestial Other 806AD Jun. 3 A cross appears in the moon
2356 Geology Outgassing 126BC Fire and gases erupting from the sea off northern Sicily; many fish killed, people sickened, killed
5499 Geology Outgassing 91BC Fire erupted from the earth at Aeneria (Ischia)
5404 Society People 1114BC Tiglath-Pileser I; made Assyria the leading power of the Middle East
5087 Society People 776BC Retrospective calculation of the First Olympiad used for dating purposes
5223 Society People 771BC Mar. 28 Traditional Birth of Romulus, founder and King of Rome
5234 Society People 750BC Homer
5350 Society People 747BC Reign of Nabonassar, King of Babylon
5220 Society People 715BC Reign of Numa Pompilius, second King of Rome
5346 Society People 705BC Reign of Sennacherib, king of Assyria
5310 Society People 680BC Archilochus: earliest known Greek author to compose almost entirely on the theme of his own emotions and experiences
5219 Society People 673BC Reign of Tullus Hostilius, third King of Rome
5249 Society People 642BC Reign of Ancus Marcius, fourth King of Rome
5228 Society People 624BC Thales of Miletus philosopher and mathematician, one of the Seven Sages of Greece
5250 Society People 616BC Reign of Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Tarquin the Elder, fifth King of Rome
5229 Society People 610BC Anaximander
5230 Society People 585BC Anaximenes of Miletus
5312 Society People 578BC Reign of Servius Tullius, the Etruscan 'Mastarna', sixth King of Rome; building of defenses, division of Rome into districts, other reforms
5231 Society People 570BC Xenophanes
5213 Society People 570BC Pythagoras
5233 Society People 535BC Heraclitus of Ephesus
5313 Society People 534BC Reign of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, seventh and last King of Rome
5214 Society People 522BC Pindar
5293 Society People 519BC Cincinnatus, patrician opponent of justice and equality under the law
5235 Society People 515BC Parmenides of Elea
5240 Society People 490BC Protagoras, first relativist
5237 Society People 490BC Empedocles formulates 4 elements and 2 powers of the cosmos
5236 Society People 490BC Zeno of Elea
5211 Society People 484BC Herodotus
5238 Society People 480BC Leucippus
5212 Society People 470BC Socrates
5294 Society People 462BC Gaius Terentilius Harsa, plebeian tribune and advocate of formal law code for all
5239 Society People 460BC Democritus, philosopher
47 Society People 449BC Herodotus Writes The Histories
5538 Society People 446BC Marcus Furius Camillus: longest-reigning Roman dictator until Sulla and Caesar; passed Lex Licinia under pressure
66 Society People 440BC Heraclitus, Early Stoicism
5295 Society People 439BC Spurius Maelius, advocate for the people, falsely accused and assassinated by Gaius Servilius Ahala
5241 Society People 430BC Xenophon
5248 Society People 428BC Plato
5260 Society People 361BC Titus Manlius Torquatus single combat with gigantic Gaul - David and Goliath type story
5302 Society People 356BC Jul. 20 Alexander III of Macedon, the Great
5224 Society People 350BC Diocles of Peparethus, author of earliest known Roman history
5215 Society People 345BC Timaeus of Tauromenium
5232 Society People 341BC Epicurus
5252 Society People 334BC Zeno of Citium, founder of Stoicism
2929 Society People 333BC Mar. Alexander solves the Gordian Knot
5304 Society People 316BC Arcesilaus, founder of the Middle Academy and Academic skepticism; opposed Stoics
5305 Society People 310BC Callimachus, catalogued the library at Alexandria
5307 Society People 310BC Apollonius of Rhodes, author of the Argonautica, librarian at Alexandria, Homeric scholar
5303 Society People 300BC Aristo of Chios, stoic and companion of Zeno of Citium
5309 Society People 289BC Archimedes: mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer
5582 Society People 280BC Fabius Maximus Cunctator: father of guerrilla warfare; five times consul, two times dictator
5306 Society People 278BC Ptolemy III Euergetes, first known example of decrees published as bilingual inscriptions, invented leap years, builder of the Serapeum, expanded the Alexandrian library
5300 Society People 276BC Eratosthenes of Cyrene
5225 Society People 270BC Quintus Fabius Pictor, earliest Roman historian
5581 Society People 268BC Marcus Claudius Marcellus, five times consul; Gallic War, Punic War, killed Viridomarus in single combat; responsible for death of Archimedes
5308 Society People 262BC Ptolemy IV Philopator, builder of largest human-powered vessel ever built, major antagonist of 3 Maccabees
5578 Society People 247BC Hannibal: one of the greatest military commanders in history
5318 Society People 238BC Philip V of Macedon
5561 Society People 236BC Scipio Africanus: never lost a battle; first Roman general to expand Roman territories outside Italy; hated by Cato the Elder; grandfather of the Gracchi
5536 Society People 234BC Cato the Elder
5576 Society People 233BC Manius Acilius Glabrio (consul 191 BC): defeated Antiochus III at the Battle of Thermopylae
5583 Society People 230BC Aemilia Tertia AKA Aemilia Paulla; grandmother of the Gracchi, great grandmother of Fulvia
5317 Society People 222BC Reign of Antiochus III the Great
5579 Society People 216BC Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul 219, 216 BC):shared command with Varro at the Battle of Cannae, killed in battle
5319 Society People 204BC Reign of Ptolemy V Epiphanes; Rosetta Stone
5548 Society People 185BC Scipio Aemilianus: destroyer of Carthage, opponent of the Gracchi, murder victim
5591 Society People 160BC Mnesarchus of Athens; leader of the Stoic school
5491 Society People 157BC Gaius Marius, general, consul, uncle and role model of Julius Caesar
5512 Society People 135BC Mithridates VI of Pontus
5589 Society People 125BC Antiochus of Ascalon; Middle Platonism
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
5527 Society People 120BC Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar; ideal Roman matron
5590 Society People 118BC Lucius Licinius Lucullus; fought Third Mithridatic War; gastronome, "Xerxes in a toga"
5593 Society People 116BC Marcus Terentius Varro Reatinus; the most learned of the Romans; Varronian chronology
5585 Society People 110BC Titus Pomponius Atticus; friend, correspondent, and publisher of Cicero
5564 Society People 104BC Servilia Caepionis: mistress of Julius Caesar, mother of Brutus, half-sister of Cato the Younger
5595 Society People 100BC Marcus Aemilius Scaurus (praetor 56 BC); massacres in Judea mentioned in the Dead Sea scrolls
3076 Society People 100BC Jul. 12 Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth, GJC Era
5594 Society People 95BC Mucia Tertia: wife of Gaius Marius minor, Pompeius Magnus, Marcus Aemilius Scaurus; mother of Sextus Pompeius
5563 Society People 64BC Titus Livius, historian of Rome
5587 Society People 63BC Junia Tertia born, daughter of Julius Caesar? Wife of assassin Gaius Cassius Longinus
5664 Society People 63BC Sep. 23 Birth of Gaius Octavius, future 1st emperor of Rome; Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus
5586 Society People 45BC Claudia Pulchra Major, first wife of Brutus, divorced by him to marry Porcia Catonis
118 Society People 532AD Jan. An insurrection breaks out unexpectedly in Byzantinum. Procopius describes a "disease of the soul" amongst people of "factions".
2079 Society People 588AD Arian Goths are forced to be baptized and Arian books are burnt
2274 Society People 628AD Dagobert I is praised for his prosperous rule of Austrasia
4808 Society People 642AD Flaochad struck down by fever
5469 Archeology Pestilence Evidence 1686BC Early Divergent Strains of Yersinia pestis found in Kytmanovo, Russia
5487 Environment Plant Prodigies 135BC Corn grows on trees
1474 Environment Plant Prodigies 48BC Aug. 9 Palm tree shoots up at the base of Caesar's statue in Tralles
2689 Environment Plasma Event 368BC Lightening and thunder from a clear sky at beginning of battle between Spartans, Arcadians and Argives
1324 Environment Plasma Event 223BC "Heaven on fire"; aurora?
510 Environment Plasma Event 217BC Javelins blazed up suddenly in the hands of astounded soldiers
388 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Thunderbolts from a clear sky strike many towns around Rome; two persons killed
412 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Temple of Juno Lucina struck by lightning damaging a gable and the doors
433 Environment Plasma Event 186BC Lightning bolts, appearing in many places, had scorched the clothes of many persons by a slight blast of heat
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
5332 Environment Plasma Event 163BC Flock of goats killed by lightning
1309 Environment Plasma Event 73BC Town-councillor of Pompei, Marcus Herennius, struck by a thunderbolt on a fine day.
672 Environment Plasma Event 56BC Romans killed by thunderbolts
677 Environment Plasma Event 52BC Many thunderbolts in Rome
1463 Environment Plasma Event 49BC Thunderbolts over Dyrrachium and Rome
4526 Environment Plasma Event 60AD A great light at night as bright as day for half an hour
4510 Environment Plasma Event 305AD Thunderbolts
550 Environment Plasma Event 363AD Apr. 7 Soldier and two horses killed by lightning
505 Environment Plasma Event 375AD Nov. 19 A thunderbolt strikes Sirmium
5416 Society Politics 2214BC Gutian dynasty of Sumer, destruction of Akkad
5407 Society Politics 1570BC Kassites rule of Babylon
5090 Society Politics 745BC Tiglath-Pileser III siezes Assyrian throne
5094 Society Politics 739BC Hiram II becomes King of Tyre
5089 Society Politics 727BC Babylon rebels against Assyria
5126 Society Politics 700BC End of Villanovan, rise of Etruscan in Italy
5338 Society Politics 657BC Expulsion of the Bacchiadae from Corinth
5314 Society Politics 509BC Expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus, Founding of Roman Republic; Consuls: Lucius Iunius Brutus and Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus
5622 Society Politics 501BC Titus Lartius first Roman dictator
5537 Society Politics 495BC Conflict of the Orders develops; political struggle between the Plebeians (commoners) and Patricians (aristocrats)
5626 Society Politics 495BC P. Servilius Priscus Structus passed edict for partial amelioration of debt slavery in order to levy an army
5628 Society Politics 495BC Civil discord at Rome due to debt slavery and extreme poverty; plebs refuse military service
5623 Society Politics 494BC Agitation of impoverished plebs; Titus Lartius unsuccessfully advocated measures to relieve the plebs from the burdens of debt
5540 Society Politics 494BC Dec. First Secession of the Plebs due to extreme debt and wealth/political inequality
5276 Society Politics 493BC Foedus Cassianum, military alliance between the Latin cities with Rome
5543 Society Politics 493BC Plebeian Council's authority recognized by Patricians (unwillingly)
5625 Society Politics 491BC Gaius Marcius Coriolanus defects to the Volscii after enraging the patricians and plebeians
5621 Society Politics 486BC Spurius Cassius Viscellinus authored agrarian law; accused of pandering to the masses and seeking kingship; executed
5697 Society Politics 473BC Political strife between the orders, tribune Cnaeus Genucius murdered
5714 Society Politics 458BC Census at Rome
5541 Society Politics 450BC Second Secession of the Plebs due to abuse of power by the decemviri; demanded restoration of plebeian tribune power and right of appeal
5718 Society Politics 450BC Illegal seizure of power by Decemvirs leads to reforms
5717 Society Politics 449BC Kidnapping and death of Verginia and overthrow of the decemviri
5542 Society Politics 445BC Third Secession of the Plebs demanding rights to consulship and marriage between patricians and plebeians: Lex de conubio patrum et plebis
5719 Society Politics 437BC King of Veii executes Roman envoys; Aulus Cornelius Cossus kills him in single combat
5721 Society Politics 425BC Plebeian agitation prevents consular elections
5723 Society Politics 414BC Turmoil over attempt to take annexed land from aristocrats and give to the people
5724 Society Politics 412BC Military Tribune murdered by his troops over his resistance to land reform
5726 Society Politics 408BC First plebeian quaestors elected at Rome
5730 Society Politics 398BC Tribunes elected are all patrician after augurs say pestilence due to plebeians in high office
5288 Society Politics 375BC Period of anarchy in Rome
5292 Society Politics 354BC End of the early Latin Wars; Rome prevails
5526 Society Politics 133BC Optimates and Populares solidify their positions in respect of the Gracchi
5570 Society Politics 121BC Lucius Opimius (consul 121 BC) ordered the extralegal executions of 3000 supporters of Gaius Gracchus
5613 Society Politics 100BC Dec. Gaius Memmius "a man fiercely hostile to the power of the nobles" murdered during consular elections
5650 Society Politics 91BC Marcus Livius Drusus proposed land reform and giving Roman citizenship to all freemen of Italy; triggered Social War
5612 Society Politics 87BC Marcus Antonius (consul 99 BC); executed by Marius and Cinna
5516 Society Politics 86BC Lucius Cornelius Cinna: Domination of Cinna
5519 Society Politics 83BC Rebellion in Spain: Quintus Sertorius, popularist general
5505 Society Politics 82BC Civil war: Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, dictator of Rome
5515 Society Politics 81BC Sulla's dictatorship and reforms
5679 Society Politics 78BC Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (consul 78 BC), turned against Sulla and became Popularist rebel and revolutionary
5572 Society Politics 66BC Gaius Licinius Macer: annalist, people's rights activist; defamed, prosecuted and ruined by Cicero, commits suicide
5707 Society Politics 64BC Lucius Julius Caesar, consul 64 BC; cousin and supporter of Julius Caesar; tried Gaius Rabirius
5525 Society Politics 63BC Jan. Marcus Tullius Cicero takes up his consulship
5652 Society Politics 63BC Feb. Cicero rejects Caesar's Land Reform/support for Veterans bill
5651 Society Politics 63BC Jun. Death of Metellus Pius, Caesar elected Pontifex Maximus
5656 Society Politics 63BC Oct. 27 The conspiracy of Catiline fails to materialize; Cicero's credibility collapses; threatened with a court of inquiry
5657 Society Politics 63BC Nov. 8 First Catilinarian oration by Cicero: a study in propaganda and intimidation
5658 Society Politics 63BC Nov. 9 Second Catilinarian oration by Cicero
5659 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 3 Catilinarian 'conspirators' arrested; Cicero cannot conceal his glee
5712 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 5 Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sura: executed by Cicero as a "Catilinarian Conspirator"
5660 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 5 Cicero's Bona Dea miracle/conspiracy Fourth Catilinarian Oration; Caesar and Cato speak; executions
5661 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 10 Cicero denounced as a tyrant for the Catilinarian affair, posts a bill for subsidized grain distribution to regain popularity
5662 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 29 Cicero gives up his consulship, jeered by the crowd.
5713 Society Politics 60BC Lucius Afranius, consul 60 BC
5710 Society Politics 60BC Quintus Metellus Celer, consul 60 BC; Gaius Asinius Pollio, dated the start of the Civil Wars to this year
5567 Society Politics 59BC Calpurnia Piso, marries Julius Caesar
5597 Society Politics 59BC Clodia Metelli Quadrantaria; sister of Publius Clodius Pulcher, enemy of Cicero; suspected of poisoning her husband, Metellus Celer
5692 Society Politics 58BC Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, consul 58 BC, father-in-law of Julius Caesar
5683 Society Politics 57BC Aulus Gabinius, (consul 58 BC) proconsul of Syria (57 BC); supporter of both Pompey and Caesar
5531 Society Politics 52BC Fulvia: first Roman non-mythological woman to appear on Roman coins; appears in records at death of Clodius, her 1st husband
5705 Society Politics 51BC Servius Sulpicius Rufus, consul 51 BC; opposed Caesar, later honored by Caesar
5704 Society Politics 51BC Marcus Claudius Marcellus, consul 51 BC, optimate; urged extreme measures against Caesar; had a senator of Comum scourged
5703 Society Politics 50BC Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor, consul 50 BC, opposed Caesar; was later pardoned
5733 Society Politics 50BC (Spr.) Cicero deals with Brutus' financial scandal: extorting Cypriot communities
5680 Society Politics 50BC Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (consul 50 BC); destroyed the temples of Isis and Serapis by Senate decree
5599 Society Politics 49BC Titus Labienus, traitor to Caesar
5668 Society Politics 49BC Gaius Claudius Marcellus Maior, consul 49 BC, opponent of Caesar; started civil war; fled Rome with Pompeius
5667 Society Politics 49BC Death of Curio, supporter of Caesar, husband of Fulvia
5669 Society Politics 49BC Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Crus, consul 49 BC, triggered civil war; fled Rome
5565 Society Politics 49BC Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Cornelianus Scipio Nasica: 'personally despicable... politically reactionary'; triggered war with Caesar
5600 Society Politics 48BC Death of Marcus Caelius Rufus in rebellion against Caesar
5601 Society Politics 47BC Terentia, wife of Cicero, divorces him possibly because she was a supporter of Caesar
5556 Society Politics 46BC Apr. Death of Cato the Younger, sworn enemy of Caesar
5566 Society Politics 45BC Porcia Catonis, daughter of Cato the Younger, marries Brutus the assassin
5711 Society Politics 45BC Caecilia Metella wife of Publius Cornelius Lentulus Spinther; affair with Publius Cornelius Dolabella; divorce scandal
5596 Society Politics 45BC Apr. 12 Death of Gnaeus Pompeius the younger; executed by Lucius Caesennius Lento for treason
5706 Society Politics 43BC Servius Sulpicius Galba, friend, legate and assassin of Julius Caesar; condemned by Pedian law
5708 Society Politics 43BC Lucius Cornelius Balbus minor; served under Julius Caesar; 43 BC quaestor to Asinius Pollio
5568 Society Politics 42BC Servilius Casca, one of Caesar's assassins
5569 Society Politics 42BC Oct. 3 Death of Gaius Cassius Longinus: leader of the assassination plot against Julius Caesar
5545 Society Politics 42BC Oct. 23 Suicide death of Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, leading assassin of Julius Caesar
5709 Society Politics 40BC Gaius Asinius Pollio, consul 40 BC; friend of Caesar and Antony; historian, literary patron
5602 Society Politics 39BC Death of Quintus Labienus: traitor to Caesar and to Rome
5598 Society Politics 35BC Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius: executed without trial by order of Antony via Marcus Titius
5523 Society Politics 30BC Aug. 1 Death of Marcus Antonius, supporter of Julius Caesar
5666 Society Politics 30BC Aug. 12 Death of Cleopatra VII Philopator, Queen of Egypt, mistress/wife of Marcus Antonius
5663 Society Politics 13BC Death of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, supporter of Caesar, triumvir with Antony and Octavian
5665 Society Politics 14AD Aug. 19 Death of Augustus
5635 Society Prodigy 470BC Religious awe and fear of the gods owing to the occurrence of many prodigies and omens
5287 Society Prodigy 377BC Voice heard from temple of Mater Matuta during burning of Satricum
5216 Society Prodigy 332BC "Bloody bread", vision of Apollo leaving city during siege of Tyre
2357 Society Prodigy 137BC Aug. Animal prodigies observed in Rome
5486 Society Prodigy 135BC Talking cow, hooting owl; portents of defeat of Roman army
5497 Society Prodigy 94BC Multiple prodigies recorded at Rome
1440 Society Prodigy 63BC Revival of ancient augural rite; bad omens resulted
4167 Society Prodigy 53BC Lightning, monsters and death of politicians portend political changes
1452 Society Prodigy 53BC Portents afflict Crassus and his army while crossing the Euphrates
1449 Society Prodigy 53BC Some statues sweated, some struck by lightning in Rome
675 Society Prodigy 52BC Portents follow the decree of the Senate to tear down temples of Serapis and Isis
5204 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 426BC Oct. Rivers and springs stopped flowing for several days, land sinking and rising prior to Malian Gulf tsunami
5731 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 398BC The Alban Lake rose to an unusual height, without any rainfall or other cause; embassy sent to oracle at Delphi
1321 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 223BC A river in Picenum the color of blood
514 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 217BC River Allia flooding
5258 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 198BC Fountains of Arethusa in Chalcis stopped and gushed up elsewhere
5328 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 168BC At Calatia in public land for three days and two nights blood flowed
5342 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 166BC Water poured from foot of Equestrian statue; on the Quirinal hill blood drenched the earth
5485 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 137BC The Fucine lake overflowed; red water emerged from the ground
2786 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 112BC Euphrates river turns red
5503 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 89BC Appearance of new lakes, disappearance of rivers and springs in Asia Minor
653 Environment Rock Falls 204BC Shower of stones in association with meteors, crashing sounds; fall of Magna Mater
5200 Society Sack or Destruction of City 1188BC Fall of Troy
5092 Society Sack or Destruction of City 732BC Deportation of Israelites Tiglath-Pileser III
5091 Society Sack or Destruction of City 722BC Deportation of Israelites - Shalmaneser V, Sargon II
5217 Society Sack or Destruction of City 332BC Alexander's Siege of Tyre
23 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC (Spr.) Third Punic War, Siege of Carthage
5647 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Complete destruction of the city of Carthage by Scipio Aemilianus; Rome flooded with slaves
35 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Destruction of Corinth
94 Society Sack or Destruction of City 410AD Aug. 24 Sack of Rome
1845 Society Sack or Destruction of City 452AD The scourge of God and leader of the Huns Attila destroys many cities in Italy
173 Society Sack or Destruction of City 502AD Siege of Amida, at least 85,000 killed
4516 Society Sack or Destruction of City 539AD Dec. A mighty hunnic army plunders city of Cassandria and leads away one hundred and twenty thousand captives
329 Society Sack or Destruction of City 546AD Dec. 17 Sack of Rome by Totila
4520 Society Sack or Destruction of City 600AD King Theudebert's and Theuderic's army lay waste the towns and districts along the Seine
2277 Society Sack or Destruction of City 630AD Many Northern Italian cities are destroyed and razed
5351 Society Science 747BC Beginning of Babylonian Chronicles; first step in development of ancient historiography
5352 Society Science 747BC Beginning of Babylonian Astronomical Diaries recording 21 years of instability of the orbit of Venus
5301 Society Science 200BC Eratosthenes of Cyrene accurately calculates the circumference of the Earth
654 Geology Sinkhole 203BC Sinking earth at Arpinum made huge depression
4942 Geology Sinkhole 400AD Earth is opening up and sinkholes swallow up inhabitants
5722 Society Slave Rebellion 417BC Plot by slaves to seize Rome
74 Society Slave Rebellion 104BC Second Servile War; Gaius Marius
75 Society Slave Rebellion 73BC Third Servile War, Spartacus, Crassus, Pompey
1880 Society Slave Rebellion 623AD The wendish Slavs revolt against the Huns
5093 Celestial Solar Eclipse 780BC Jun. 4 Solar eclipse observed in China
2607 Celestial Solar Eclipse 763BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse, key to ancient chronology
5162 Celestial Solar Eclipse 717BC Jul. 5 Solar eclipse, Descending cloud, blasts of wind and rain, disappearance/ascent of Romulus
2615 Celestial Solar Eclipse 669BC May 17 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2618 Celestial Solar Eclipse 657BC Apr. 15 Solar eclipse Assyrian astrological reports
2648 Celestial Solar Eclipse 648BC Apr. 6 Earliest solar eclipse to be chronicled by the Greeks
1269 Celestial Solar Eclipse 584BC May 28 First predicted solar eclipse, Thales of Miletus
2640 Celestial Solar Eclipse 480BC Oct. 2 Solar eclipse recorded by Herodotus