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Roman Republic is founded

509 bc

Democracy develops in Athens

508 bc

Peloponnesian War begins

431 bc

Athens surrenders, ending the Peloponnesian War

404 bc

Julius Caesar becomes dictator for life; ending the republic

44 bc

Jesus is born, according to Christian tradition

1 ad

Jesus crucified for challenging Roman dogma

33 ad

Nero began to officially persecute Christians

64 ad

The Colosseum is completed

80 ad

The Pax Romana ends

180 ad

Diocletian divides the empire

285

Constantine ended the persecution on the Christians

313

Constantine built new Rome

330

Theodosius made Christainity the official religion of the Roman Empire

380

Theodosius officaially made the Roman empire into two seperate empires

395

Alaric (Goths) destroy Rome

410

Western Roman empire collapses

476