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TABLE III. Continued.
At Lydda, Peter cures Eneas of the palsy; and at Joppa restores Tabitha to life.
Troubles and revolutions among the Parthians and Armenians.
Commotions in Cappadocia, which are soon quelled by the Romans.
Fire at Rome, which destroyed part of the circus, and the quarter of Mount Aventine.
Tiberius declares himself friendly to the Christians, aud wishes to enrol Christ among the gods;
but is opposed by the senate. Death of Tiberius Nero Cwsar, on the 16th or 26th of March, in the seventy-eighth year of his age, after having reigned 22 years, six months, and 26 days, if we reckon from the death of Augustus; and 25 years, six months, and 15 days, from the time when he was first associated in the empire with Augustus. He is succeeded by Cains Calignla. Antiochus again put in possession of the kingdom of Commagena, which had been reduced into
a Roman province by Germanicus.
public buildings of the city.
the necessaries of life.
British nations, and possessed himself of the Isle of Wight.
An eclipse of the sun on the birth-day of the emperor Claudius. To prevent the superstitious
About this time a new island makes its appearance in the iEgean sea. It is named Therasia by Seneca.
Secular games celebrated at Rome, in honour of the 800th year of Rome.
Claudius adds three new letters to the Roman alphabet, the names of two of which only remain;
tousness of Messalina, his wife.
Incursions of the Cauci into Lower Germany. Corbulo reduces them to subjection.
Herod Agrippa, king.of the Jews, eaten up of worms: Acts xi). 23.
TABLE III. Continued.
Cologne founded by Agrippina.
The Catti defeated by Pomponius.
Great dearth in the Kotnau empire.
The Britons making incursions into the Roman settlements, are vanquished by P. Ostoriut
Caractacus, the British king, is defeated, made prisoner, and carried to Rome.
Claudius Felix made governor of Judea in the room of Ventidius Cumanus.
after a reign of thirteen years, eight months, and twenty-one days; and is succeeded in the
empire by Nero Caesar, his wife's son.
Britannicus, son of Claudius Caesar by Messalina, poisoned by the emperor his brother.
Apollos, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, preaches at Corinth, Acts xviii. 24.
formerly king of Cappadocia.
Laodicea, one of the most famous cities in Asia, destroyed by an earthquake.
Appearance of a comet, with which the vulgar are greatly alarmed.
The city of Puteoli, or Pozzuola, obtains from Nero the title of August or Imperial Colony.
Suetonius Paulinus, their governor, to take up arms against the Romans.
are at last defeated by Suetonius, the Roman general, with the loss of 80,000.
Aulas Persius Flaccus, the poet, dies in the thirtieth year of his age.
of the city of Pompeii, at the foot of mount Vesuvius, and did considerable damage to Hercu
About this time Nero reduced the Cottian Alps rnto a Roman province, after the death of king
The Parthians vanquished by the Romans under Corbulo. Tiridates, king of Parthia, lays down
James, the brother of our Lord, is, according to Eusebius, thrown down from a pinnacld of the temple, and stoned; and a fuller striking him on the head with a club, kills him.
The emperor sends two centurions up the Nile, in order to explore its source; but1 the centurions failed in their expedition, being stopped by the cataracts and marshy grounds.
Great fire in Rome, by which upwards of two-thirds of this great city was consumed.
Nero charging the late conflagration of the city upon the Christians, persecutes them with all manner of cruelti-s and torments. N
TABLE III.- Continued.
The Jews revolt from the Romans, and pelt their governor Florus with stones, which begins the
first Jewish war.
Campania wasted by an epidemical sickness, and great tempests.
Great fire at Lyons, which nearly consumed the whole city. Nero made the inhabitants of this
Disturbances in Cassarea, between the Jews and the idolaters who inhabited that city.
The Christian* leave Jerusalem, and fly to Pella in Caelosyria.
goes; immense numbers of Jews are slain in the various sieges.
by order of Vespasian.
Tarichaea taken by the Romans, and nearly 40,000 persons, who had taken refuge in it, slain.
Dreadful calamities in Jerusalem, occasioned by the zealots, who divide themselves into two differ-
reign of three months. He is succeeded by Vitellius.
Vespasian acknowledged emperor by a great part of Italy, and all the western provinces
Vitellius is killed, after a reign of eight months and a few days, and Vespasian succeeds him in the
TABLE III. Continued.
The Batayians, under Chilis, revolt from the Romans, over whom they obtain two great victories.
Vespasian orders the capitol to be rebuilt, the first stone of which was laid on the 21st of June-
Magnificent triumph of Vespasian for his victories over the Jews.
Peace being re-established in the world, the temple of Janus is shut. This is the sixth time of its being shut according to Orosius.
Commagena is made a Roman province.
Vologeses, king of Parthia, molested by the Alans, a Scythian people, who over-run Mediaand Armenia.
Rhodes, Samos, and the neighbouring islands, formed into a province, under the name of theCyclades, or island province.
Vespasian, who had made his son Titus his colleague in the censorship, celebrates with him the ceremony of closing the lustrum; and of numbering the Roman citizens.
Dedication of the Temple ol Peace. Vespasian places in it the golden vessels belonging to the temple of Jerusalem, and a great number of the finest performances of the best painters and sculptors.
Nero's colossus, erected by his order at the entrance of the golden palace, is dedicated to Apollo, or the un, by Vespasian. .
Three cities in the island of Cyprus, destroyed by an earthquake.
Dreadful plague in Rome, through which ten thousand persons are said to have died in one day!
Agricola appointed governor of Britain.
Vespasian dies, after a reign of nine years, eleven months, and twenty-four days, and is succeeded in the Roman empire by his son Titus.
Dreadful eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which devastated a considerable part of Campania.
Death of the elder Pliny, who was suffocated by the smoke and ashes from the mountain, while employed in examining this dreadful phenomenon.
Terrible fire at Rome, which raged with great violence for three days and three nights. Many of the public buildings were destroyed, among which were the pantheon, the Octavian library, and the capitol, which had not been long rebuilt.
Dedication of the amphitheatre begun by Vespasian, and finished by Titus.
Titus dies on Sept. 13, after a reign of two years, two months and twenty days; and is succeeded in the Roman empire by his brother Domitian.
Domitian's expedition against the Catti, a people of Germany. The emperor returns without having seen the enemy, and causes triumphal honours to be decreed him. It is supposed that about this time he received the surname of Germunicus.
Sabinus is made colleague with Domitian in the consulate: his prxnomen is not known; but he is supposed to be the same with Oppius Sabinus, who lost his life soon after in the Dacian war.
The Caledonians defeated by Agricola, with the loss of 10,000 men. The ornaments of triumph are decreed the victor.
The fleet of Agricola sailed round Great Britain: before this circumnavigation was made, the Romans were not sure that Britain was an island.
Domitian orders the nativity of all the great men in Rome to be cast; and such as were said to be born for empire, he destroyed.
Philosophers banished from Rome by Domitian.
The Nasamonians revolt from the Romans, but are subdued By Flaccus.
TABLE HI. Concluded.
Fulvius is made colleague with the emperor this year in the consulate: his praenomen is not known.
This Fulvius is supposed to be either T. Aurelius Fulvius, or Fulvius, the grand-father of the
emperor Titus Antoninus.
overthrown by Julianus.
the Dacians, and allow him a yearly pension, which is never demanded. He assumes the surname of Dacicus. Domitian changes the names of the months of September and October, and calls them Germanicui
and Domitianu9; which continued only during his life.
Cornelia, chief of the vestals, accused by the emperor of incontinence, is buried alive.
defeated and killed.
Priscus were consuls.
laurel crown to the capitol, and consecrates it to Jupiter.
stoic philosopher, was among the number of the exiles. Commencement of the second persecution against the Christians. About this time, St. John was thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil, near the Latin gate at Rome;
but, being miraculously preserved, is afterwards banished to Patmos, where he is supposed to
have written his Revelation some time in the course of this or the following year. Acilius Glabrio, who had been consul A.U.C. 844, is put to death by order of the emperor. Domitian killed in his palace by some of his freedmen, after a tyrannical reign of fifteen years andfiv*
days. He was the last of the twelve Caesars, and is succeeded in the empire by Nerva. Death of Virginius, the consul, in the 83d year of his age. Tacitus, who was at this time consul by
subrogation, pronounces his funeral oration.
the empire by Trajan, a Spaniard.