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ID Category Subcategory Date Summary
2766 Environment Unusual Weather 133BC Hailstones as large as plums fall in Babylon; much lightning and thunder; associated with solar eclipse
2769 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 131BC Hail of small stones falls in Babylon
5390 Archeology Dating Evidence 2400BC Gutian people in Zagros mountains; pale in complexion and blonde; rapacious barbarians from east central Asia
5416 Society Politics 2214BC Gutian dynasty of Sumer, destruction of Akkad
207 Celestial Nova 69BC Jul. 23 Guest Star, Nova, observed by Chinese
209 Celestial Comet 69BC Aug. 20 Guest Star, Comet Swift-Tuttle
213 Celestial Comet 49BC Apr. 14 Guest Star, Bushy star, Cassiopeia; observed in China
4939 Geology Earthquake 400AD Grievous earthquakes overturning houses and entire cities from their foundations
2709 Environment Unusual Weather 316BC Great rainstorm and hail floods Rhodes, city walls collapse, 500 killed
497 Society Mass Death 962AD Great Mortality/Fever in 962
5208 Geology Earthquake 373BC (Win.) Great earthquake; Bura disappeared in a chasm of the earth, and Helice was wiped out by a wave from the sea.
54 Celestial Tunguska-like event 373BC (Win.) Great Comet like a flaming torch before great earthquake and tsunami that swallowed entire cities in Greece
5410 Archeology Cultural Evidence 900BC Golasecca culture, Northern Italy
5388 Archeology Dating Evidence 11000BC Göbekli Tepe predates pottery, metallurgy, and the invention of writing or the wheel
5517 Society Assassination 48BC Sep. 29 Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus murdered by servants of Ptolemy XIII
5489 Archeology Cultural Evidence 14000BC Giant Megaliths in Siberia Largest in the World
65 Celestial Comet 135BC Aug. 31 Giant comet stretched across the heavens at the birth of Mithradates; entire sky 'on fire'
5221 Archeology Dating Evidence 250BC Giant ancient water basin found in Rome
2320 Society War 635AD Gascons rebell against the Franks
5247 Society War 390BC Gallic invasion of Rome, Battle of the Allia
5246 Society Massacre 279BC Gallic invasion of Greece, Battle of Thermopylae
2901 Society Massacre 277BC Gallic army destroyed by furies and ghosts; Battle of Lysimachia
5294 Society People 462BC Gaius Terentilius Harsa, plebeian tribune and advocate of formal law code for all
5533 Society People 121BC Gaius Sempronius Gracchus murdered by Roman Senate
5522 Society War 49BC Gaius Scribonius Curio defeated by Juba, along with aid from Attius Varus, at the Second Battle of the Bagradas River
5613 Society Politics 100BC Dec. Gaius Memmius "a man fiercely hostile to the power of the nobles" murdered during consular elections
5491 Society People 157BC Gaius Marius, general, consul, uncle and role model of Julius Caesar
5625 Society Politics 491BC Gaius Marcius Coriolanus defects to the Volscii after enraging the patricians and plebeians
5572 Society Politics 66BC Gaius Licinius Macer: annalist, people's rights activist; defamed, prosecuted and ruined by Cicero, commits suicide
3076 Society People 100BC Jul. 12 Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth, GJC Era
5703 Society Politics 50BC Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor, consul 50 BC, opposed Caesar; was later pardoned
5668 Society Politics 49BC Gaius Claudius Marcellus Maior, consul 49 BC, opponent of Caesar; started civil war; fled Rome with Pompeius
5709 Society Politics 40BC Gaius Asinius Pollio, consul 40 BC; friend of Caesar and Antony; historian, literary patron
5562 Society Laws and legal system 59BC Gaius Antonius Hybrida (the monster) co-consul with Cicero; prosecuted and exiled for taking part in the Catilinarian conspiracy
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
4553 Geology Earthquake 105AD Four cities of Asia and two of Greece overthrown by an earthquake
5258 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 198BC Fountains of Arethusa in Chalcis stopped and gushed up elsewhere
5165 Archeology Dating Evidence 753BC Apr. 21 Founding of Rome
5209 Environment Animal Prodigies 373BC (Win.) For five days before great earthquake and tsunami, creatures flee region
1425 Geology Tsunami 472BC Following volcanic eruption on Pithecussae, the sea retreated then turned back and deluged the island.
5615 Society Expiation 483BC Following a series of portents the vestal virgin Oppia/Opimia was found guilty of a breach of chastity; buried alive
1453 Environment Unusual Weather 53BC Fog, lightning, violent winds afflict Crassus' army in Mesopotamia
5276 Society Politics 493BC Foedus Cassianum, military alliance between the Latin cities with Rome
2254 Environment Flood 162AD (Spr.) Flood of the Tiber
5332 Environment Plasma Event 163BC Flock of goats killed by lightning
4808 Society People 642AD Flaochad struck down by fever
4257 Geology Other 599AD Fish are killed by boiling lake water in Lake of Thun
5540 Society Politics 494BC Dec. First Secession of the Plebs due to extreme debt and wealth/political inequality
5261 Society War 343BC First Samnite War
2905 Geology Earthquake 350BC First recorded Persian earthquake; numerous cities, 2000 villages destroyed
5 Society War 264BC First Punic War
1269 Celestial Solar Eclipse 584BC May 28 First predicted solar eclipse, Thales of Miletus
5726 Society Politics 408BC First plebeian quaestors elected at Rome
5197 Society War 492BC First Persian Invasion of Greece
5507 Society War 89BC First Mithridatic War; Kingdom of Pontus and many Greek cities rebelled against Rome
10 Society War 214BC First Macedonian War
5727 Society Expiation 399BC First lectisternum held in Rome - banquest to appease the gods
5270 Society War 640BC First Latin War; Rome against the Latins; people captured and made citizens of Rome
5417 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2181BC First Intermediate Period of Egypt, Divided Egypt, famine, chaos
5657 Society Politics 63BC Nov. 8 First Catilinarian oration by Cicero: a study in propaganda and intimidation
2700 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 331BC Oct. 1 Fireballs, portents decide fate of Persian Empire at Battle of Gaugamela
2833 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 323BC Nov. Fireballs recorded by Babylonians, one like a "torch"
2914 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 644BC Dec. 24 Fireball observed in Babylon and China; falling stones
5482 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 137BC (Spr.) Fireball observed from Babylon
1308 Celestial Fire in the sky 86BC Fireball like "burning shield scattering sparks", observed in Rome
2830 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 333BC Fireball illuminated ground recorded by Babylonians
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
1328 Celestial Fire in the sky 215BC Fire shone out at sea; possible plasma event or fireball
138 Celestial Fire in the sky 679AD Fire from Heaven burned Coldingham, Scotland
5499 Geology Outgassing 91BC Fire erupted from the earth at Aeneria (Ischia)
2356 Geology Outgassing 126BC Fire and gases erupting from the sea off northern Sicily; many fish killed, people sickened, killed
1394 Geology Earthquake 217BC Fifty-seven earthquakes in the year of the Battle of Lake Trasimene; cities overthrown, rivers diverted, cliffs torn away
1473 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 48BC Aug. 9 Fiery torch, thunderbolt, seen over Caesar's camp, falls on Pompey's camp
437 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 926AD Fiery Lights in Northern Sky
4258 Celestial Fire in the sky 600AD Fiery balls and a great number of glowing spears in the western skies
4940 Environment Drought 400AD Fierce droughts and fiery whirlwinds descending from above
2820 Society Famine 374BC Famine so severe people "sold" (ate?) their children in Babylon
4686 Society Mass Death 24BC Famine leads to distempers and a pestilential disease in men
2942 Society Famine 24BC Famine in Syria: People eat many things that did not used to be eaten
4945 Society Famine 994AD Famine in Kievan Rus'
498 Society Famine 976AD Famine in England
1106 Society Famine 439BC Famine in early Rome, Cincinnatus made dictator, Spurius Maelius murdered for trying to help the poor
4936 Society Famine 874AD Famine in Constantiople
2846 Society Famine 273BC Famine in Babylon, people sold their children (for food?)
5192 Society Famine 610BC Famine in Babylon reported with lunar eclipse observation
5191 Society Famine 612BC Famine in Babylon reported with lunar eclipse observation
5633 Society Famine 492BC Famine due to war
4559 Society Famine 162AD (Spr.) Famine after flood of the Tiber
4938 Society Famine 400AD Famine
4514 Society Famine 305AD Famine
2745 Celestial Falling Fire 176BC Falling fire observed in Babylon
5200 Society Sack or Destruction of City 1188BC Fall of Troy
2881 Society War 612BC Fall of Nineveh, Assyrian Empire collapses
2723 Celestial Falling Fire 248BC Jan. Fall of fire outside of Babylonian territory observed from Babylon
2791 Celestial Falling Fire 106BC Feb. 28 Fall of fire observed in Babylon
5194 Society War 539BC Oct. Fall of Babylon to Cyrus the Great
5582 Society People 280BC Fabius Maximus Cunctator: father of guerrilla warfare; five times consul, two times dictator
5617 Society Laws and legal system 73BC Fabia, chief Vestal acquitted of incestum with Lucius Sergius Catilina.
1442 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Extreme heat
5728 Environment Unusual Weather 400BC (Win.) Extreme cold at Rome, roads blocked, Tiber frozen
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
2773 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 125BC Exploding fireball observed in Babylon
5172 Society Mass Migration 2300BC Exodus event?
5379 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Evidence from central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis
5377 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10800BC Evidence for deposition of 10 million tonnes of impact spherules across four continents 12,800 years ago
2786 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 112BC Euphrates river turns red
73 Society Massacre 135BC Eunus and the First Servile War against Rome
5643 Society War 389BC Etruscans, the Volsci and the Aequi unite against Rome: Marcus Furius Camillus dictator
5266 Society Massacre 298BC Etruscans and Gauls invade Rome, Battle of Volterra
5571 Society Laws and legal system 120BC Establishment of senatus consultum ultimum in Roman constitutional practice; tool used for oppression
2670 Environment Unusual Weather 413BC Sep. 13 Escaping Athenians caught in torrential rain and massacred; End of the Sicilian Expedition
5127 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1650BC Eruption of Thera, Collapse of Bronze Age Mediterranean civilization, Volcanic Winter around the World
5155 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1650BC Eruption of Thera Changed World
2355 Geology Volcanic Eruption 135BC Eruption of Mount Etna: 'greater fires than normal'
2677 Geology Volcanic Eruption 396BC Eruption of Mount Etna during war between Carthaginians and Syracuse
2358 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 122BC Eruption of Mount Etna destroys city of Catania
2020 Geology Volcanic Eruption 140BC Eruption of Mount Etna associated with fall of objects from the sky
2657 Geology Volcanic Eruption 425BC (Spr.) Eruption of Mount Etna
2658 Geology Volcanic Eruption 479BC Eruption of Mount Etna
2916 Geology Volcanic Eruption 226BC Eruption of Methana volcano, Greece
1424 Geology Volcanic Eruption 126BC Eruption of Etna; island emerges burning with violent blast
5459 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5400BC Eridu: earliest city in southern Mesopotamia
5301 Society Science 200BC Eratosthenes of Cyrene accurately calculates the circumference of the Earth
5300 Society People 276BC Eratosthenes of Cyrene
2848 Society Mass sickness 266BC Epidemic with many deaths in Babylon
5699 Society Mass sickness 462BC Epidemic in Rome; both consuls among the victims
5720 Society Mass sickness 435BC Epidemic in Rome during which Latins attack
5232 Society People 341BC Epicurus
5242 Other Other 2100BC Epic of Gilgamesh stories composed
5126 Society Politics 700BC End of Villanovan, rise of Etruscan in Italy
5292 Society Politics 354BC End of the early Latin Wars; Rome prevails
5183 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1900BC End of Harappan Civilization, floods, earthquakes
5237 Society People 490BC Empedocles formulates 4 elements and 2 powers of the cosmos
2903 Geology Volcanic Eruption 198BC Emergence of the island Hiera; the whole sea boiled and blazed
5463 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3300BC Egyptian hieroglyphs
5363 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1070BC Egyptian empire falls during Late Bronze Age collapse
4953 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 817AD Feb. 5 Eclipse of the moon
5182 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Earthquakes, crustal movement, floods, Indus Valley
1443 Geology Earthquake 63BC Earthquakes mentioned by Cicero, probably in Italy
2716 Geology Earthquake 303BC Earthquakes in Ionia recorded on Parian marble, Greece
5169 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2100BC Earthquakes in Anatolia
2701 Geology Earthquake 360BC Earthquakes Heraclea Pontica and Orphyneum
5184 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 1175BC Earthquakes destroyed Bronze Age civilization
2660 Geology Earthquake 424BC Mar. 31 Earthquake within 10 days of solar eclipse
5152 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 2300BC Earthquake Site destruction and abandonment in Palestine/Syria
2706 Geology Earthquake 656BC Mar. Earthquake recorded by Assyrians
2512 Geology Earthquake 544BC Earthquake predicted by Pherecydes of Syros
5057 Geology Earthquake 4000BC Earthquake Palestine - Jericho
5079 Geology Earthquake 1588AD Earthquake Palestine
5078 Geology Earthquake 1458AD Earthquake Palestine
5075 Geology Earthquake 1293AD Earthquake Palestine
5077 Geology Earthquake 1293AD Earthquake Palestine
5076 Geology Earthquake 1212AD Earthquake Palestine
5080 Geology Earthquake 1202AD Earthquake Palestine
5074 Geology Earthquake 1068AD Earthquake Palestine
5081 Geology Earthquake 991AD Earthquake Palestine
5072 Geology Earthquake 749AD Earthquake Palestine
5073 Geology Earthquake 660AD Earthquake Palestine
5069 Geology Earthquake 502AD Earthquake Palestine
5071 Geology Earthquake 419AD Earthquake Palestine
5067 Geology Earthquake 112AD Earthquake Palestine
5066 Geology Earthquake 33AD Earthquake Palestine
5064 Geology Earthquake 140BC Earthquake Palestine
5063 Geology Earthquake 525BC Earthquake Palestine
5062 Geology Earthquake 1050BC Earthquake Palestine
5061 Geology Earthquake 1560BC Earthquake Palestine
5060 Geology Earthquake 2100BC Earthquake Palestine
5059 Geology Earthquake 2700BC Earthquake Palestine
5058 Geology Earthquake 3300BC Earthquake Palestine
2644 Geology Earthquake 480BC Sep. 20 Earthquake on the day of the Battle of Salamis
2925 Geology Earthquake 31BC Sep. Earthquake kills ten to thirty thousand men and brings destruction upon cattle
2902 Geology Earthquake 69BC Earthquake in Syria; a hundred and seventy thousand people, and several cities, were destroyed
2665 Geology Earthquake 413BC (Win.) Earthquake in Sparta
5082 Geology Earthquake 1312AD Earthquake in Palestine
98 Geology Earthquake 344AD Earthquake in Neocaesarea
4555 Geology Earthquake 110AD Earthquake in Galatia
90 Geology Earthquake 335AD Earthquake in Cyprus, many places collaps
4913 Geology Earthquake 876AD Earthquake in Byzantium, many towns destroyed
105 Geology Earthquake 348AD Earthquake in Beirut
2796 Geology Earthquake 94BC Jul. Earthquake in Babylon
2747 Geology Earthquake 171BC Earthquake in Babylon
4166 Geology Earthquake 51AD Earthquake in Apamea
2719 Geology Earthquake 252BC Feb. 19 Earthquake followed by hailstorm in Babylon
2663 Geology Earthquake 420BC (Sum.) Earthquake felt at Athens and Corinth while Alcibiades ranting against Spartans
4523 Geology Earthquake 117AD Nov. 10 Earthquake during Hadrian's reign
2893 Geology Earthquake 279BC (Win.) Earthquake during Gallic invasion of Greece; thunderbolts and rocks fall from Parnassus
5157 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 1650BC Earthquake caused by Theran Eruption
5500 Geology Earthquake 91BC Earthquake at Regium; part of the city and walls destroyed
2408 Geology Earthquake 350BC Earthquake at Prieni, Asia Minor; city totally destroyed
2637 Geology Other 490BC Earthquake at Delos, said to be first by Herodotus
2653 Geology Earthquake 431BC Earthquake at Delos warning of the beginning of the Peloponnesian War
1217 Geology Earthquake 373BC (Win.) Earthquake at Delos just before great earthquake and tsunami
2679 Geology Earthquake 388BC Earthquake at Argos deters invasion
2917 Geology Earthquake 89BC Earthquake at Apamea
5218 Geology Earthquake 325BC Nov. Earthquake associated with tsunami that destroyed much of Alexander's fleet in India
5502 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 160BC Feb. 28 Earthquake and tsunami strikes Levant during Maccabean revolt
5166 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 2300BC Earthquake and crustal warping in Anatolia, Black Sea, and Rhodes
2674 Geology Earthquake 400BC Earthquake - divine displeasure - halts invasion of Elis
2920 Geology Earthquake 680BC Earth quaked for a whole day during Esarhaddon's reign
4942 Geology Sinkhole 400AD Earth is opening up and sinkholes swallow up inhabitants
5439 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Early metallurgy: copper smelting, Belovode, Serbia: Vinča culture
5469 Archeology Pestilence Evidence 1686BC Early Divergent Strains of Yersinia pestis found in Kytmanovo, Russia
1613 Archeology Dating Evidence 910BC Early construction at Rome
5353 Archeology Cultural Evidence 100BC Early compositions of Jewish Sibylline Oracles in Alexandria
2648 Celestial Solar Eclipse 648BC Apr. 6 Earliest solar eclipse to be chronicled by the Greeks
5173 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 2300BC Dust from unknown source
2707 Environment Animal Prodigies 332BC (Spr.) During siege of Tyre sea monster tossed up by large wave
4952 Environment Drought 1025AD Drought in Western Europe dries up streams and springs
4951 Environment Drought 1022AD (Sum.) Drought in Western Europe
4921 Environment Drought 1001AD Drought in Western Europe
4922 Environment Drought 1008AD Drought in Kievan Rus'
4917 Environment Drought 994AD Drought in Kievan Rus'
4949 Environment Drought 1014AD Apr. 5 Drought in Germany
4512 Environment Drought 305AD Drought
2787 Celestial Halo 110BC Double halo around the sun observed in Babylon
5490 Celestial Halo 108BC Double halo around the sun associated with pestilence in Babylon
5392 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 950BC Dorian invasion hypothesis becomes Dorian migration and settling after collapse of Bronze Age
5430 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Dnieper–Donets culture, north of Black Sea, late Cro-Magnons contemporaneous with Samara culture, succeeded by Yamna
5224 Society People 350BC Diocles of Peparethus, author of earliest known Roman history
312 Celestial Tunguska-like event 312AD Did a meteor over central Italy in AD 312 change the course of Roman and Christian history?
5283 Society War 380BC Dictatorship of T. Quinctius Cincinnatus; capture of Praeneste and nine towns
35 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Destruction of Corinth
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
5239 Society People 460BC Democritus, philosopher
4941 Environment Flood 400AD Deluges of rain
2077 Environment Flood 586AD Deluges flood Burgundy
5277 Society War 386BC Defection of the Latins from Rome, Volscians help the Antiates invade the Pomptine territory
5285 Society War 377BC Defeat of Antium and destruction of Satricum
5602 Society Politics 39BC Death of Quintus Labienus: traitor to Caesar and to Rome
5702 Society War 48BC Death of Milo, murderer of Clodius; at Compsa Castle, site of prodigies the previous years
5651 Society Politics 63BC Jun. Death of Metellus Pius, Caesar elected Pontifex Maximus
5547 Society People 121BC Death of Marcus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 125 BC): ally of the Gracchi
5600 Society Politics 48BC Death of Marcus Caelius Rufus in rebellion against Caesar
5523 Society Politics 30BC Aug. 1 Death of Marcus Antonius, supporter of Julius Caesar
5663 Society Politics 13BC Death of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, supporter of Caesar, triumvir with Antony and Octavian
5596 Society Politics 45BC Apr. 12 Death of Gnaeus Pompeius the younger; executed by Lucius Caesennius Lento for treason
5569 Society Politics 42BC Oct. 3 Death of Gaius Cassius Longinus: leader of the assassination plot against Julius Caesar
5667 Society Politics 49BC Death of Curio, supporter of Caesar, husband of Fulvia
5666 Society Politics 30BC Aug. 12 Death of Cleopatra VII Philopator, Queen of Egypt, mistress/wife of Marcus Antonius
5556 Society Politics 46BC Apr. Death of Cato the Younger, sworn enemy of Caesar
5665 Society Politics 14AD Aug. 19 Death of Augustus
5539 Society Mass sickness 365BC Deadly pestilence strikes Rome killing many important people including Camillus
410 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 188BC Daytime darkness sets in at Rome
5160 Archeology Dating Evidence 1650BC Dating the Eruption of Thera
2274 Society People 628AD Dagobert I is praised for his prosperous rule of Austrasia
5409 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6000BC Cucuteni-Trypillian culture centered on modern-day Moldova with small villages to "vast settlements"
5394 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2600BC Cretan hieroglyphs, artefacts of Minoans
5226 Society Laws and legal system 272BC Creation of the Hebrew Bible Primary History
5487 Environment Plant Prodigies 135BC Corn grows on trees
5400 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2900BC Corded Ware culture, Battle Axe Culture, Single Grave Culture; major north and central European culture from the Rhine to the Volga; related to Yamna
5537 Society Politics 495BC Conflict of the Orders develops; political struggle between the Plebeians (commoners) and Patricians (aristocrats)
5380 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10800BC Comprehensive Analysis of Impact Spherules Supports Theory of Cosmic Impact 12,800 Years Ago
5647 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Complete destruction of the city of Carthage by Scipio Aemilianus; Rome flooded with slaves
615 Celestial Comet 363AD Aug. Comets are seen during the day, other bad omens
1441 Celestial Comet 63BC Comet: A fiery javelin stretched to the sky from the west; firebrands seen in the west in the night time
24 Celestial Comet 148BC Apr. 29 Comet, Bushy star; observed in China
133 Celestial Comet 1059BC Comet, broom star with tail observed in China
16 Celestial Comet 162BC Sep. 5 Comet, and meteor observed in Babylon
2544 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 147BC Aug. Comet shone brightly as fiery, reddish circle; persistently red sky; observed from Babylon to Rome
38 Celestial Comet 532BC (Spr.) Comet or nova in Aquarius, China
5496 Celestial Fire in the sky 94BC Comet or fireball observed in Rome; whole sky 'ablaze'
634 Celestial Comet 336AD Feb. 16 Comet of unusual size seen across the world
1253 Celestial Comet 674BC Oct. Comet observed by Babylonians
17 Celestial Comet 162BC Feb. 6 Comet like a celestial magnolia tree observed in China; possibly Halley's
28 Celestial Comet 210BC Jun. Comet in the process of breaking up: "surrounded by stars"
107 Celestial Comet 87BC Aug. 10 Comet Halley observed in Babylon and China
15 Celestial Comet 163BC Sep. Comet Halley observed from Babylon and possibly Rome
52 Celestial Comet 425BC (Win.) Comet during the plague of Athens
713 Celestial Comet 104BC Jul. 19 Comet during eclipse, Posidonius
60 Celestial Comet 340BC Comet coincided with storm at Corinth
97 Celestial Comet 120BC Feb. Comet burned brightly, filled a quarter of the heavens, sky seemed to be on fire
1759 Celestial Comet 684AD Sep. 6 Comet blamed for months of heavy rain, lightning, and deaths of many people and animals
2880 Celestial Comet 94BC Comet and eclipse of Posidonius
63 Celestial Comet 136BC Sep. 22 Comet 'spread out to unlimited size'; beginning of the reign of Attalus III
5701 Archeology War/Battle Evidence 1250BC Colossal Bronze Age battle in Germany on Tollense River near Baltic Sea; unprecedented warfare; warriors from all over Europe
2906 Geology Volcanic Eruption 478BC Colonists abandon island of Pithecussae due to volcanic eruptions
5614 Society Laws and legal system 394AD College of the Vestals was disbanded and the sacred fire extinguished
5646 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1150BC Collapse of the Terramare culture in northern Italy; settlements abandoned for several centuries
5597 Society Politics 59BC Clodia Metelli Quadrantaria; sister of Publius Clodius Pulcher, enemy of Cicero; suspected of poisoning her husband, Metellus Celer
5586 Society People 45BC Claudia Pulchra Major, first wife of Brutus, divorced by him to marry Porcia Catonis
1318 Environment Strange Sounds 104BC Clanging armour and the sounding of a trumpet were heard from the sky
1317 Environment Unusual Sounds 101BC Clanging armor, trumpet sounds from sky, Battle of Vercellae
5505 Society Politics 82BC Civil war: Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, dictator of Rome
5628 Society Politics 495BC Civil discord at Rome due to debt slavery and extreme poverty; plebs refuse military service
5359 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1189BC Cities of the Levant destroyed by fire during Late Bronze Age collapse
5360 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Cities of Cyprus destroyed during Late Bronze Age collapse
5361 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Cities of Anatolia destroyed during Late Bronze Age collapes; many never re-occupied
4524 Geology Earthquake 60AD Cities are destroyed by an earthquake during visit of a comet
36 Celestial Comet 137BC Apr. 9 Circumpolar Sparkling Star in Hydra observed by Chinese
429 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 806AD Aug. 30 Circle around the Sun
5293 Society People 519BC Cincinnatus, patrician opponent of justice and equality under the law
5660 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 5 Cicero's Bona Dea miracle/conspiracy Fourth Catilinarian Oration; Caesar and Cato speak; executions
5652 Society Politics 63BC Feb. Cicero rejects Caesar's Land Reform/support for Veterans bill
5662 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 29 Cicero gives up his consulship, jeered by the crowd.
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
5733 Society Politics 50BC (Spr.) Cicero deals with Brutus' financial scandal: extorting Cypriot communities
5460 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6000BC Choga Mami, Samarran culture site, S. Iraq; first evidence of canal irrigation
5259 Geology Volcanic Eruption 198BC Chasm opened in Lelantine Plain, Euboea, erupting a river of fiery lava