Fall of Rome/Rise of Christianity

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Roman Republic is founded

509 B.C.

Democracy develops in Athens

508 B.C.

Peloponnesian War begins

431 B.C.

Athens surrender, ending the Peloponnesian War

404 B.C.

Julius Caesar becomes dictator for life,ending the republic

44 B.C.

Jesus is born,according to Christian tradition

1 A.D.

Jesus is crucified for challenging Roman dogma

33 A.D.

Nero began to officially persecute Christians

64 A.D.

The Colosseum is completed

80 A.D.

The Pax Romana ends

180 A.D.

Diocletian divides the empire

285 A.D.

Constantine ended the persecution of Christians

313 A.D.

Constantine built "New Rome" in modern day Turkey

330 A.D.

Theodosius made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire

380 A.D.

Alaric (Goths) destroyed Rome

410 A.D.

Western Roman Empire collapses

476 A.D.