8th Grade History Timeline

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Roman Republic is founded.

0509 BC

Democracy develops in Athens.

0508 BC

Athens surrenders, ending the Peloponnesian War.

0404 BC

Julius Caesar becomes dictator for life; ending the Republic .

044 BC

Jesus is born, according to the Christian tradition.

1 AD

Jesus crucified for challenging Roman dogma.

33 AD

The Colosseum is completed .

80 AD

Diocletian divides the empire.

285 AD

Constantine built "New Rome" in modern day Turkey.

330 AD

Theodosius made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.

380 AD

Theodosius officially made the Roman Empire two separate empires.

395 AD

Alaric (Goths) destroyed Rome.

410 AD