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ID Category Subcategory Date Summary
5236 Society People 490BC Zeno of Elea
5252 Society People 334BC Zeno of Citium, founder of Stoicism
5367 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Younger Dryas impact hypothesis; Clovis comet cause Holocene extinction, global cooling
5440 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1500BC Yaz culture; early Iranian culture as described in Avesta; sky burial
5401 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3600BC Yamna or Yamnaya culture; Pit Grave Culture; Ochre Grave Culture, develops on the Pontic Steppes
5241 Society People 430BC Xenophon
5231 Society People 570BC Xenophanes
2296 Celestial Tunguska-like event 147BC Wrath of God strikes Antioch; possible overhead comet explosion
5158 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 1650BC Worldwide effects of Theran Eruption - China
5176 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Widespread site abandonment in Central Asia
5174 Celestial Tunguska-like event 2300BC Widespread destruction event, possible Tunguska-like
2783 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 119BC White torch flashed from East to West observed in Babylon
2284 Society War 631AD Wends lay waste Francia and Thuringia - Saxons cease to pay tribute
5342 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 166BC Water poured from foot of Equestrian statue; on the Quirinal hill blood drenched the earth
4511 Society War 305AD Wars and Revolts
5638 Society War 571BC Nov. 25 War with Veii and the Etruscans, under Servius Tullius
5639 Society War 509BC War with Veii and Tarquinii, after the overthrow of the monarchy in 509 BC
5644 Society War 359BC War with Tarquinii, Falerii and Caere; 307 Romans sacrificed by the Tarquinienses
5636 Society War 763BC War with Fidenae and Veii under Romulus
5640 Society War 508BC War with Etruscan Clusium; siege of Rome
5641 Society War 505BC War between Rome and the Sabines/Etruscans
5279 Society War 382BC War between Rome and Praeneste
4613 Society War 250AD War between Emperor Decius' Romans and the Goths around Philippopolis
5629 Society War 494BC Volscians, the Aequi, and the Sabines join forces against Rome; defense by debtor-army
5275 Society War 495BC Volscian invasion; Rome's plebs refuse to fight without reforms and debt relief
2907 Geology Volcanic Eruption 350BC Volcanic eruption, earthquakes and tsunami on the island of Pithecussae
5210 Geology Volcanic Eruption 360BC Volcanic eruption on the Island of Vulcano
5287 Society Prodigy 377BC Voice heard from temple of Mater Matuta during burning of Satricum
1320 Environment Unusual Weather 253BC Violent Storm in the Mediterranean
2685 Society Mass Death 379BC Violent plague killed many Carthiginians
5298 Environment Unusual Weather 253BC Violent hail storm in Babylon
4525 Environment Strong Winds 60AD Violent and continuous storms during visit of a comet
5426 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5700BC Vinča culture, Balkans, earliest copper metallurgy
5412 Archeology Cultural Evidence 900BC Villanovan culture of central and northern Italy related to the Central European Urnfield culture
5253 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1780BC Vesuvius Vented Its Wrath during Bronze Age
519 Geology Volcanic Eruption 217BC Vesuvius thundered, hurling flames and rock
5618 Society Expiation 215BC Vestals Floronia and Opimia convicted of unchastity; one buried alive at the Colline Gate, other suicide
5528 Society Laws and legal system 700BC Vestal Virgins; state supported priestesses
5616 Society Expiation 114BC Vestal Virgins Aemilia, Licinia, and Martia buried alive for unchastity
253 Celestial Comet 79AD Mar. 22 Vespasian's comet
5202 Celestial Comet 1140BC Very large, bright comet or meteor with tail like a scorpion observed in Babylon
5378 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Very high-temperature impact melt products as evidence for cosmic airbursts and impacts 12,900 years ago
2839 Celestial Falling Fire 294BC Very bright meteor with tail, fall of fire observed by Babylonians
2826 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 367BC Very bright fireball observed in Babylon
5681 Society War 52BC Sep. Vercingetorix defeated at the battle of Alesia
1268 Celestial Other 612BC Venus "casts a shadow by its rays" (Pythagoras)
5550 Society Laws and legal system 299BC Valerian law allowed a Roman citizen, condemned by a magistrate to death or scourging, the right of appeal to the people
5468 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2300BC Urukagina; first law code in recorded history
5458 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5000BC Uruk of Sumer; early state formation and urbanization
5383 Society Economy 1300BC Urnfield Culture appears in Central Europe; grows out of Tumulus culture
5632 Society Expiation 470BC Urbinia, a Vestal Virgin, tried and executed for unchastity
5406 Archeology Cultural Evidence 860BC Urartu, Ararat, Vannic Kingdom, successor of the Late Bronze Age Hurrian state of Mitanni
4562 Society Mass Death 189AD Up to two thousand die in Rome from last wave of the Antonine Plague in a single day
5475 Environment Unusual Weather 147BC Unusual, repeated lightning strikes reported at Rome associated with comet and red sky
4911 Environment Ice 855AD (Win.) Unusual ice-slick in Black Sea region, Bulgaria, Byzantium
5386 Archeology Dating Evidence 2600BC Umm an-Nar culture in northern Oman and Abu Dhabi; beehive tombs with pottery vessels of Mesopotamian origin
4515 Environment Strong Winds 358AD Aug. 23 Typhoons, whirlwinds and violent raging storms
648 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 204BC Two suns seen, ring around moon
488 Celestial Comet 729AD Jan. Two comets appear for 14 days to the great terror of the beholders
5723 Society Politics 414BC Turmoil over attempt to take annexed land from aristocrats and give to the people
5156 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 1650BC Tsunami generated by Theran eruption
2646 Geology Tsunami 479BC Mar. 29 Tsunami drowns Persian army ending siege of Potidea, model for Exodus story
2708 Geology Tsunami 325BC Nov. Tsunami destroys much of Alexander's fleet in India
5399 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1700BC Trzciniec culture of Eastern Europe develops around Łódź; spread to parts of Poland and Western Ukraine; from Corded Ware culture
5730 Society Politics 398BC Tribunes elected are all patrician after augurs say pestilence due to plebeians in high office
5695 Society Laws and legal system 480BC Tribune attempts to introduce land reform bill
1154 Archeology Climate Evidence 2349BC Tree ring evidence, Ireland, "Noah's flood"
5223 Society People 771BC Mar. 28 Traditional Birth of Romulus, founder and King of Rome
1309 Environment Plasma Event 73BC Town-councillor of Pompei, Marcus Herennius, struck by a thunderbolt on a fine day.
1633 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 6000BC Towering ancient tsunami in Mediterranean, Etna avalanche
2825 Environment Tornados and Watersprouts 367BC Tornadoes in Babylon
5389 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 7640BC Tollmann's hypothetical bolide impact event
5585 Society People 110BC Titus Pomponius Atticus; friend, correspondent, and publisher of Cicero
5260 Society People 361BC Titus Manlius Torquatus single combat with gigantic Gaul - David and Goliath type story
5563 Society People 64BC Titus Livius, historian of Rome
5622 Society Politics 501BC Titus Lartius first Roman dictator
5599 Society Politics 49BC Titus Labienus, traitor to Caesar
5529 Society Assassination 52BC Jan. 18 Titus Annius Milo Papianus murders Clodius triggering anarchy in Rome
59 Celestial Comet 345BC Timoleon's Torch; a 'Mane-shaped' comet changed into a spear
5215 Society People 345BC Timaeus of Tauromenium
5090 Society Politics 745BC Tiglath-Pileser III siezes Assyrian throne
5404 Society People 1114BC Tiglath-Pileser I; made Assyria the leading power of the Middle East
1446 Environment Flood 54BC Tiber floods for many days; many people and animals killed, many buildings destroyed in Rome
1463 Environment Plasma Event 49BC Thunderbolts over Dyrrachium and Rome
388 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Thunderbolts from a clear sky strike many towns around Rome; two persons killed
2643 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Aug. Thunderbolts and rocks fall from mountain peaks on Persian troops
4510 Environment Plasma Event 305AD Thunderbolts
1311 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 115BC Thunderbolt strikes temple of Juno during consulship of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus
5206 Celestial Falling Fire 388BC Thunderbolt falls killing several men
5483 Environment Unusual Sounds 137BC Thunder from a clear sky near Rome
2641 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Mar. Thunder and fiery winds, many in Persian army perish
1288 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 174BC Three suns seen in the consulships of Spurius Postumius and Quintus Mucius
1289 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 118BC Three suns seen at once during consulships of Quintus Marcius and Marcus Porcius
1325 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 223BC Three moons visible from Italy
75 Society Slave Rebellion 73BC Third Servile War, Spartacus, Crassus, Pompey
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
5263 Society War 298BC Third Samnite War, peoples of Italy unite against Rome
23 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC (Spr.) Third Punic War, Siege of Carthage
5592 Society War 73BC Third Mithridatic War; Rome vs Mithridates VI
5324 Society War 171BC Third Macedonian War between Rome and King Perseus of Macedon
5415 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2112BC Third Dynasty of Ur, Neo-Sumerian Empire, Law Code of Ur-Nammu
5159 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 1650BC Theran eruption/possible comet/asteroid event related
5365 Archeology Climate Evidence 10900BC The Younger Dryas; sharp decline in temperature over most of the northern hemisphere
1880 Society Slave Rebellion 623AD The wendish Slavs revolt against the Huns
4561 Society War 632AD The wendish Slavs raid Frankish kingdom and Thuringia
5408 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1600BC The Tumulus culture dominates Central Europe
5604 Society Laws and legal system 63BC Mar. The trial of Gaius Rabirius (senator): involved in the death of Lucius Appuleius Saturninus
5334 Celestial Fire in the sky 163BC The sky blazed with fire
1845 Society Sack or Destruction of City 452AD The scourge of God and leader of the Huns Attila destroys many cities in Italy
5273 Society War 503BC The Pometian revolt against Rome
2260 Environment Unusual Fire 110AD The Pantheon is set on fire by lightning
611 Geology Earthquake 814AD The palace at Aix-la-Chapelle frequently trembles
5345 Society War 166BC The Ligurian Gauls were destroyed
4719 Celestial Fire in the sky 563AD Oct. 1 The heavens seem to burn
518 Celestial Tunguska-like event 217BC The heavens burst open with a fearful crash, and the countenance of the Thunderer was revealed.
5385 Archeology Dating Evidence 1100BC The Greek Dark Age following widespread collapse of Bronze Age civilization in the eastern Mediterranean
5485 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 137BC The Fucine lake overflowed; red water emerged from the ground
5642 Society War 483BC The Fabian war with Veii
2910 Geology Other 120BC The Cymbrian Flood; Jutland penninsula
5656 Society Politics 63BC Oct. 27 The conspiracy of Catiline fails to materialize; Cicero's credibility collapses; threatened with a court of inquiry
2413 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 760BC The Amos Earthquake
515 Geology Earthquake 217BC The Alps did not keep their place, and the Apennines were never still day or night among their vast gorges
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
5372 Archeology Climate Evidence 7400BC The 9.4 kiloyear "Bond" Event
5364 Archeology Climate Evidence 6200BC The 8.2 kiloyear "Bond" event; Misox oscillation; Finse event; sudden decrease in global temperatures
5370 Archeology Climate Evidence 3900BC The 5.9 kiloyear "Bond" event; intense aridification, cooling; triggered worldwide migrations
5371 Archeology Climate Evidence 2200BC The 4.2 kiloyear "Bond" event; aridification, cooling; empire collapse; cultural upheaval; mass migrations
5374 Archeology Climate Evidence 9100BC The 11.1 kiloyear "Bond" event
5373 Archeology Climate Evidence 8300BC The 10.3 kiloyear "Bond" event
5375 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 600BC The 1.4 kiloyear "Bond" event; mass migration period
5228 Society People 624BC Thales of Miletus philosopher and mathematician, one of the Seven Sages of Greece
620 Geology Earthquake 358AD (Sum.) Terrible earthquakes take place in Macedonia, Asia Minor, and Pontus, overthrowing mountains
5203 Celestial Falling Fire 975BC Terrible comet-like ball of fire seen over Ethiopia and Egypt
5601 Society Politics 47BC Terentia, wife of Cicero, divorces him possibly because she was a supporter of Caesar
5693 Society Laws and legal system 497BC Dec. Temple of Saturn dedicated; first Saturnalia in Rome
5343 Celestial Wrath of God 166BC Temple of Salus was struck from the sky
718 Geology Earthquake 56BC Temple of Juno turns from east to north in association with earthquake
412 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Temple of Juno Lucina struck by lightning damaging a gable and the doors
5694 Society Laws and legal system 484BC Jul. Temple of Castor and Pollux dedicated
5222 Archeology Dating Evidence 700BC Temple from the time of Numa Pompilius found
5245 Environment Unusual Weather 279BC Tempest, hail, severe cold, snow, during Gallic invasion of Greece
1632 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 1650BC Tempest Stele with meteorological data erected by Pharaoh Ahmose, dates eruption of Thera
5421 Archeology Cultural Evidence 8700BC Tell Aswad settlement, Syria, invented bricks, trade network, domesticated emmer wheat
5465 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1800BC Tarim mummies; tall, red-haired Europoids in W. China
33 Celestial Comet 146BC Aug. Tangle Star observed in China
123 Celestial Comet 83BC Tangle Star in Hercules observed in China
5486 Society Prodigy 135BC Talking cow, hooting owl; portents of defeat of Roman army
22 Celestial Comet 153BC Feb. Tailed Star Comet observed in China
30 Celestial Comet 172BC Tailed Star Comet observed in China
5437 Archeology Cultural Evidence 800BC Tagar culture south Siberia; bronze-smelting; Scythian circle
5357 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Syrian Cities destroyed in conflagration during collapse of the Late Bronze Age
5095 Society Mass Migration 734BC Syracuse Sicily founded
5630 Society Expiation 485BC Supernatural portents expiated by punishment of Oppia, a Vestal virgin who was convicted of unchastity
5488 Archeology Cultural Evidence 14000BC Sunduki the Siberian Stonehenge
5344 Celestial Comet 166BC Sun was seen at night for some hours
1296 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 122BC Sun veiled in dust; haloes; darkness for several days following Etna eruption
5480 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 137BC (Win.) Sun veiled in dust, 'looked like the moon'
2751 Celestial Halo 165BC Oct. Sun surrounded by two halos observed from Babylon
5330 Celestial Halo 163BC Sun surrounded by halo observed from Babylon
5476 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 147BC Sun halos associated with comet, glowing red sky, possible comet dust
656 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 203BC Sun halo at Frusino
2775 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 125BC Sun and moon haloes
5461 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Sumer: first urban civilization in Mesopotamia
5509 Society Massacre 86BC Feb. 12 Sulla's siege of Athens
5514 Society War 82BC Sulla's second civil war
5513 Society War 88BC Sulla's First Civil War
5515 Society Politics 81BC Sulla's dictatorship and reforms
5545 Society Politics 42BC Oct. 23 Suicide death of Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, leading assassin of Julius Caesar
4509 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 358AD Aug. 23 Sudden heavy black clouds and intense darkness descend over Nicromedia
4507 Environment Strange Sounds 358AD Aug. 23 Strange crashing wave-like sounds and noises echosed from hill-tops in Nicromedia
1482 Environment Strong Winds 67AD (Win.) Storm with violent winds, rain and lightning during the siege of the Zealot Temple
1444 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Storm at Rome tears up trees, destroys buildings, many people perished during consulship of Cicero.
1805 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 6000BC Storegga slide tsunami, North Sea Doggerland
5441 Archeology Cultural Evidence 8000BC Stonehenge complex early stages of development
398 Celestial Falling Fire 687BC Mar. 23 Stars fall like rain, with rain, bright night without stars
5414 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6200BC Starčevo–Kőrös–Criş culture, central and south central Europe, Romania to Serbia, Montenegro
2329 Celestial Comet 130AD Star of Antinous
5433 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2000BC Srubna culture; along the N. shore of Black Sea; precursors of Cimmerians?
5429 Archeology Cultural Evidence 4000BC Sredny Stog culture on the Dnieper river, origin of Indo-Europeans? Horse domestication, corded ware pottery
5295 Society People 439BC Spurius Maelius, advocate for the people, falsely accused and assassinated by Gaius Servilius Ahala
5621 Society Politics 486BC Spurius Cassius Viscellinus authored agrarian law; accused of pandering to the masses and seeking kingship; executed
5124 Society Mass Migration 706BC Spartans found Tarentum
2664 Geology Earthquake 414BC (Spr.) Spartan military expedition against Argos abandoned due to earthquake
1386 Geology Earthquake 464BC Sparta destroyed by earthquake, rocks fall from mountain peaks
99 Celestial Comet 119BC May 8 Sparkling star, Long-tailed star observed in China
43 Celestial Comet 481BC Oct. Sparkling star, Bushy Star observed in China
18 Celestial Comet 157BC Oct. 2 Sparkling star with "trunk laid straight" observed in Babylon and China
122 Celestial Comet 84BC Mar. 12 Sparkling Star observed in China
37 Celestial Comet 137BC May 28 Sparkling star in Hercules 'as if the Sun appeared at night' observed by Babylonians, Chinese, poss. Romans
29 Celestial Comet 204BC Aug. 14 Sparkling or Bushy Star near Arcturus
1449 Society Prodigy 53BC Some statues sweated, some struck by lightning in Rome
2923 Geology Tsunami 144BC Soldiers of Tryphon are drowned by a rogue wave; possible undersea landslide
550 Environment Plasma Event 363AD Apr. 7 Soldier and two horses killed by lightning
71 Celestial Solar Eclipse 814AD Solar eclipses are frequent during the last years before Charlemagne's death
5187 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 765BC Feb. 10 Solar eclipse, total, crosses Mediterranean
5188 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 763BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse, total, crosses Arabia
5167 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 709BC Jul. 17 Solar eclipse, total crosses northern Italy
2678 Celestial Solar Eclipse 394BC Aug. 14 Solar eclipse, Spartan defeat at the Battle of Cnidus
5180 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 775BC Jan. 31 Solar eclipse, partial, visible from central and southern Europe
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
2882 Society War 557BC May 19 Solar eclipse, Cyrus the Great captures Larissa
5196 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 480BC Oct. 2 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses north Africa
5190 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 737BC Jul. 26 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses north Africa
5181 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 771BC Nov. 8 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Mediterranean
5179 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 778BC Apr. 4 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Mediterranean
5178 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 791BC Jun. 24 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Mediterranean
5189 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 744BC Dec. 9 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Central Europe
2640 Celestial Solar Eclipse 480BC Oct. 2 Solar eclipse recorded by Herodotus
2675 Celestial Solar Eclipse 400BC Jun. 21 Solar eclipse recorded by Ennius, reported by Cicero
1550 Celestial Solar Eclipse 664AD May 3 Solar Eclipse of 664
5093 Celestial Solar Eclipse 780BC Jun. 4 Solar eclipse observed in China
2854 Celestial Solar Eclipse 89BC Sep. 29 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2784 Celestial Solar Eclipse 112BC Jun. 18 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2765 Celestial Solar Eclipse 133BC Feb. 13 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2761 Celestial Solar Eclipse 136BC Apr. 15 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2863 Celestial Solar Eclipse 195BC Jun. 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2736 Celestial Solar Eclipse 203BC May 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2726 Celestial Solar Eclipse 241BC Nov. 28 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2725 Celestial Solar Eclipse 242BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2720 Celestial Solar Eclipse 249BC May 4 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2649 Celestial Solar Eclipse 463BC Apr. 30 Solar eclipse observed by Pindar
2718 Celestial Solar Eclipse 254BC Jan. 31 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2717 Celestial Solar Eclipse 256BC Sep. 16 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2615 Celestial Solar Eclipse 669BC May 17 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
1467 Celestial Solar Eclipse 49BC Solar eclipse in Rome
2688 Celestial Solar Eclipse 369BC Apr. 11 Solar eclipse in 35th year of Artaxerxes II, observed in Babylon
2652 Celestial Solar Eclipse 431BC Aug. 31 Solar eclipse explained by Pericles thereby dispelling fear of the Athenians
2618 Celestial Solar Eclipse 657BC Apr. 15 Solar eclipse Assyrian astrological reports
492 Celestial Solar Eclipse 879AD Solar Eclipse
430 Celestial Solar Eclipse 809AD Jul. 16 Solar Eclipse
404 Celestial Solar Eclipse 540AD Jun. 20 Solar Eclipse
406 Celestial Solar Eclipse 538AD Feb. 15 Solar eclipse
102 Celestial Solar Eclipse 347AD Solar eclipse
880 Celestial Solar Eclipse 346AD Solar eclipse
2383 Celestial Solar Eclipse 318AD Solar eclipse
2360 Celestial Solar Eclipse 478BC Feb. 17 Solar eclipse
5212 Society People 470BC Socrates
2774 Environment Unusual Weather 125BC Nov. Snow in Babylon; severe cold
2262 Geology Earthquake 178AD Smyrna is destroyed by an earthquake
1313 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 114BC Sky rained milk and blood in the consulship of Manius Acilius and Gaius Porcius
2627 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 567BC Mar. 12 Sky glowing red in the West observed from Babylon
5154 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 2300BC Site Destruction and abandonment in Mesopotamia/Iran
5164 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Site Destruction and abandonment in Anatolia (Troy incl.)
5168 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Site Destruction and abandoment in southern and central Greece
654 Geology Sinkhole 203BC Sinking earth at Arpinum made huge depression
2285 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 740AD Signs in the sun and the moon and in the stars appear before the death of Charles Martel
1464 Environment Animal Prodigies 49BC Sighting of wolves and owls in Rome, animals bring forth creatures outside of their own species
11 Society Massacre 214BC Siege of Syracuse, Death of Archimedes
5205 Society War 397BC Siege of Syracuse by Carthaginians
5348 Society War 701BC Siege of Lachish
173 Society Sack or Destruction of City 502AD Siege of Amida, at least 85,000 killed
5257 Geology Earthquake 198BC Sidon extensively damaged by earthquake; nearly two-thirds "engulfed"
411 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 188BC Shower of Stones on the Aventine in Rome
431 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 186BC Shower of stones in Picenum
653 Environment Rock Falls 204BC Shower of stones in association with meteors, crashing sounds; fall of Magna Mater
393 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 190BC Shower of Earth from the sky
655 Celestial Tunguska-like event 204BC Shooting stars at intervals; great meteor blazed; sky lighted up at night; crashing sound
5598 Society Politics 35BC Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius: executed without trial by order of Antony via Marcus Titius
4915 Environment Strong Winds 979AD (Sum.) Severe thunderstorms and winds in Kievan Rus'
507 Society Mass Death 255BC Jul. 4 Severe storm, destruction of Roman Fleet with massive mortality
4912 Environment Strong Winds 874AD Severe storm in the Black Sea during Askold's siege of Constantinople
4924 Environment Flood 1012AD Severe floods in Western Europe
4918 Environment Flood 1000AD Severe flood in Kievan Rus'
4916 Environment Flood 991AD Severe flood and famine in Kievan Rus'
2879 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 228BC Severe earthquake in central Greece
4919 Geology Earthquake 1000AD Mar. 29 Severe earthquake all over the world
4920 Environment Drought 1000AD Severe drought in Western Europe
2509 Environment Unusual Weather 243BC Severe cold in Babylon
5299 Environment Unusual Weather 248BC Jan. Severe cold in Babylon
5481 Environment Unusual Weather 137BC (Win.) Severe cold and hail in Babylon
5331 Environment Unusual Weather 163BC Severe cold and hail in Babylon
5244 Archeology Dating Evidence 6850BC Sesklo culture, Thessaly, Greece used advanced agriculture and made pottery
5705 Society Politics 51BC Servius Sulpicius Rufus, consul 51 BC; opposed Caesar, later honored by Caesar
5706 Society Politics 43BC Servius Sulpicius Galba, friend, legate and assassin of Julius Caesar; condemned by Pedian law
5568 Society Politics 42BC Servilius Casca, one of Caesar's assassins
5564 Society People 104BC Servilia Caepionis: mistress of Julius Caesar, mother of Brutus, half-sister of Cato the Younger
5637 Society War 663BC Second War with Fidenae and Veii, under Tullus Hostilius
74 Society Slave Rebellion 104BC Second Servile War; Gaius Marius
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
5262 Society War 326BC Second Samnite War, Roman expansion
6 Society War 218BC Second Punic War
5198 Society War 480BC (Spr.) Second Persian Invasion of Greece
5316 Society War 200BC Second Macedonian War fought between Philip V of Macedon, and Rome
14 Society War 196BC Second Macedonian War
5271 Society War 588BC Second Latin War; Rome acquires more territory
5296 Society War 346BC Second Defeat of Antium and destruction of Satricum
5658 Society Politics 63BC Nov. 9 Second Catilinarian oration by Cicero
2680 Geology Tsunami 373BC (Win.) Sea rose to a vast height, a wave towering even higher drowned all the inhabitants and washed away the city of Helicê
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
5548 Society People 185BC Scipio Aemilianus: destroyer of Carthage, opponent of the Gracchi, murder victim
5605 Society Assassination 100BC Saturninus: popularist reformer proposes land reform using Tolosan gold; murdered by mob of aristocrats
5114 Society War 722BC Sargon II usurps throne - 17 years of war and mass death
4764 Society War 636AD Saracens kill 150,000 of Emperor Heraclius' men
70 Society War 732AD Oct. Saracens fight two battles near Poitiers and River Berre against Charles Martel during their conquest of Gaul
5428 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5025BC Samara culture, middle Volga; Dnieper-Donets culture
329 Society Sack or Destruction of City 546AD Dec. 17 Sack of Rome by Totila
94 Society Sack or Destruction of City 410AD Aug. 24 Sack of Rome
659 Environment Animal Prodigies 203BC Roof-eating ravens, gnawing mice, locust infestation and a deformed colt
108 Society Famine 412AD Rome falls by intense famine