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PHOTOS: Nicki Minaj x Dazed Magazine...

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I knew my worth from very early on. Some may call it attitude, some might call it genius” - Nicki Minaj.

On newsstands now, Nicki Minaj fronts the cover of Dazed's latest issue, shot by photographer Steven Klein. Check out some of the photos she shared on Instagram.

 

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  2. King David avatar

    On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 11:16 AM, King David said:

    Brunch(A.D. 1-1000)11:00 a.m.
    ©®Bowden's Masonry/Another Day Music/Designing By Grace ™

    A.D.

    14 A.D. Death of Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire.
    18 A.D. Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid), poet of Heroides, Amores, and Metamorphoses dies.
    27 A.D. Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist.
    30 A.D. John the Baptist executed.
    30 A.D. Crucifixion of Jesus ordered by Pilate.
    34 A.D. The disciple Paul makes his first visit to Jerusalem.
    41 A.D. Caligula is assassinated as a result of his extravagance and quest for unconstrained personal power.
    43 A.D. London (Latin: Londinium) is established by the Romans.
    45 A.D. Disciple (apostle) Paul begins his missionary works.
    59 A.D. Agrippina is murdered by her son, Nero.
    64 A.D. Great fire destroys much of Rome.
    70 A.D. The Gospel Matthew portion of the bible is written.
    75 A.D. The Gospel Luke portion of the bible is written.
    79 A.D. The volcano Vesuvius erupts, spewing lava so quickly that it preserved the city of Pompeii. Titus is the current emperor of Rome.
    80 A.D. The Roman Colosseum and the Baths of Titus are completed.
    95 A.D. The Gospel John and The Book of Revelations is written.
    105 A.D. Cai Lun creates the paper-making process in China.
    126 A.D. The Roman Pantheon is built in Rome.
    130 A.D. Egypt’s new capital city Antinopolis is created.
    161 A.D. Marcus Aurelius becomes the new Emperor of Rome.
    166 A.D. Marcus Aurelius sends gifts to Emperor Huan Ti.
    217 A.D. Macrinus becomes the new Emperor of Rome.
    220 A.D. The period of “Three Kingdoms” in China begins (an last’s until 265 a.d.)
    222 A.D. Alexander Severus becomes the new Emperor of Rome.
    227 A.D. A new Persian empire is founded by Ardashir.
    230 A.D. The first known ruler of Japan, Emperor Sujin, is documented.
    235 A.D. Maximinus Thrax becomes the new Emperor of Rome.
    238 A.D. Gordian III becomes the new Emperor of Rome.
    249 A.D. Decius becomes the Emperor of Rome.
    250 A.D. Decius persecutes Christians.
    251 A.D. Gallus becomes Emperor of Rome, Decius dies in battle with Goths.
    253 A.D. Valerian becomes Emperor of Rome, shares throne with his son, Gallienus.
    268 A.D. Claudius II becomes Emperor of Rome.
    270 A.D. Aurelian becomes Emperor of Rome.
    275 A.D. Tacitus becomes Emperor of Rome, killed by his own military troops one year later.
    276 A.D. Probus becomes Emperor of Rome.
    282 A.D. Carus becomes Emperor of Rome, killed by his own military troops one year later.
    284 A.D. Diocletian becomes Emperor of Rome.
    286 A.D. The Roman Empire is divided by Diocletian, he rules the East, Maximiam rules the West.
    303 A.D. Christians are persecuted by Diocletian.
    306 A.D. Constantine I (known as Constantine the Great) becomes Emperor of Rome in the East kingdom.
    308 A.D. Maxentius becomes Emperor of Rome in the West kingdom.
    312 A.D. Maxentius is killed in the battle of Milvian Bride. Constantine converts to Christianity.
    313 A.D. Constantine unites all of Rome and issues the Edict of Milan. The “Edict of Toleration” is proclaimed and Constantine allows Christianity in his kingdom.
    324 A.D. The East and West kingdoms of Rome are re-united by Constantine.
    330 A.D. Constantinople is formed by Constantine and is the new capital of the Roman Kingdom.
    337 A.D. Constantine dies, is baptized on deathbed.
    391 A.D. Roman empire makes Christianity the official religion.
    410 A.D. Rome is sacked by the Goths.
    428 A.D. St. Patrick begins his missionary work in Ireland.
    440 A.D. Leo, known as Leo the Great, becomes Pope.
    475 A.D. Romulus Augustus becomes Emperor.
    590 A.D. Gregory I, known as Gregory the Great becomes Pope.
    593 A.D. Suiko becomes the new Empress of Japan.
    604 A.D. Construction of the Grand Canal begins in China.
    610 A.D. Vision of Muhammad.
    624 A.D. Aisha and Muhammad are married.
    625 A.D. Muhammad starts his dictation of the Koran.
    632 A.D. Death of Muhammad.
    639 A.D. Muslim conquest of Egypt begins.
    814 A.D. Arabs start using the Indian numerals 0 through 9.
    832 A.D. The city of Baghdad is established and rises as a city of learning.
    843 A.D. Treaty of Verdun is signed and divides the current Frankish Empire into 3 (east of Rhine, France and then Italy, Provence, Burgundy and Lorraine.)
    844 A.D. The Picts are defeated by Kenneth MacAlpine (King of the Scots) and a new unified Scotland is established.
    850 A.D. The Muslim scholars of Tabari compile the medical writings of Greece, Rome, Persia and India.
    861 A.D. Iceland is discovered by exploring Vikings.

  3. King David avatar

    On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:53 AM, King David said:

    1000 B.C. Jerusalem becomes Israeli capital


    1000 B.C. Saul succeeded by David


    972 B.C. Solomon succeeds David


    900 B.C. Celts spread through Gaul


    900 B.C. First recorded mention of symbol for zero,
    in India


    883 B.C. Assyrian empire expands


    814 B.C. Phoenicians found Carthage


    800 B.C. Corinth founded


    776 B.C. First Olympic Games


    753 B.C. Romulus and Remus found Rome


    750 B.C. Homer writing


    750 B.C. Caste system firmly established in India


    750 B.C. Etruscans expand Italian colonies


    750 B.C. Greek colony of Cumae in Italy


    734 B.C. Corinth settles Corcyra (Corfu)


    732 B.C. Assyria takes Damascus


    729 B.C. Assyria takes Babylon


    722 B.C. Assyria takes Israel


    721 B.C. Sargon II forms last Assyrian dynasty
    (but he didn't know it at the time)


    715 B.C. Sparta beats Messenia (details at 11) in
    First Messenian War


    712-612 B.C. Assyrians dominate Fertile Crescent


    700 B.C. Assyrians: 150-200,000 in army, with combined
    arms field armies of 50,000 mixed infantry,
    chariots, and cavalry


    700 B.C. Biremes (two banks of oars) developed


    700 B.C. Coins used in Lydia (Turkey)


    700 B.C. Iron begins replacing copper in Europe


    700 B.C. Saddle developed by Scythians (but no
    stirrups, yet)


    691 B.C. Assyrian 34-mile aqueduct carries water
    to Nineveh


    689 B.C. Assyrians destroy Babylon after it revolts


    688 B.C. Boxing added to Olympics


    671 B.C. Assyrians capture part of Egypt


    663 B.C. Assyria peaks out


    660 B.C. Byzantium (Istanbul) established


    650 B.C. First reference of triremes (three rows of oars)


    640 B.C. Kingdom of Macedonia started


    625 B.C. King Cyaxares unites Median tribes


    624 B.C. Horse racing added to Olympics


    616 B.C. Etruscan king Tarquinius Priscus rules Rome


    612 B.C. Medes and Babylonians sack Nineveh, and
    Assyrian empire falls


    610-545 B.C. Greek scientist/philosopher Thales of
    Miletus teaches value of using reason and
    observation to understand the world


    609 B.C. Necho II is Pharaoh of Egypt, Necho canal
    links Nile with Red Sea


    605-562 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar II extends his empire and
    builds the Hanging Gardens


    600 B.C. Greek colony of Poseidonia (Paestum), Italy


    600 B.C. Greek colony of Massilia (Marseilles)


    600-509 B.C. Estruscan dominance of Rome


    600 B.C. Chinese practice cultivating crops in rows
    and hoeing intensively -- not practiced in
    Europe widely until 18th century


    594 B.C. The archon named Solon brings BIG social
    reform to Athens. Archons were among chief
    magistrates of Athens. Solon brought laws
    which ended enslavement for debt, intro-
    duced right of appeal, amended methods for
    contracts and taxation, and reduced powers
    of hereditary aristocracy over the poor --
    setting stage for later class struggles.
    His name became term commonly used to
    describe any wise lawgiver.


    586 B.C. Chaldeans under Nebuchadnezzar II destroy
    Jerusalem, and take Jews into captivity


    585 B.C. Greek scientist/philosopher Thales of
    Miletus predicts solar eclipse


    563-483 B.C. Buddha


    561 B.C. Peisistratus is tyrant of Athens, meaning
    one who rules without legal warrant, but
    not necessarily good or evil ruler


    556-539 B.C. Nabonidus, King of Babylon, is first known
    archaeologist (he didn't have to dig far)


    551 B.C. Birth of Confucius, Chinese philosopher who
    taught you should treat others as you would
    be treated


    551-478 B.C. Confucius


    550 B.C. Lao-Tzu outlines philosophy of Taoism


    550 B.C. First Greek plays


    539 B.C. Cyrus the Great (Persian) conquers Babylon


    537 B.C. Persians free Jews from Babylonian rule


    530 B.C. Cyrus the Great killed in battle


    525 B.C. Persians under Cambyses II (son of Cyrus)
    whip Egypt


    512 B.C. Darius I (Persian) conquers Byzantium (do
    you think he called himself "the first"?)


    510 B.C. Spartan king Cleomenes I overthrows
    Athenian tyrant Hippias


    509 B.C. Rome becomes republic after throwing out
    the last king


    507 B.C. Cleisthenes gives democracy to Athens


    500 B.C. First record of use of bow and arrow in
    North America, perhaps brought from Asia


    500 B.C. "The Art of War," by Sun Tzu, mentions
    powerful crossbows firing arrows


    500 B.C. Persian Empire near its peak


    499-448 B.C. Greek-Persian War


    494 B.C. Spartan king Cleomenes I defeats city of
    Argos


    493 B.C. Rome allied with Latin League, the group
    of cities in the Latium district around
    Rome


    490 B.C. Corinth foils plan of Spartan king
    Cleomenes I to reinstall Hippias as
    tyrant of Athens (apparently Cleomenes
    thought Hippias would be easier to handle
    than a democratic Athens)


    490 B.C. Greeks bust Persian chops at Marathon


    490 B.C. Battle of Marathon: 24,000 Persians vs 10,000
    Greeks; 6,400 Persian dead, 192 Athenians dead


    490-486 B.C. Massive Persian preparations for going
    after Greece again


    486 B.C. Egypt revolts against Persia, delaying
    Darius' rematch with Greece


    485 B.C. Darius dies and Xerxes, his son, is king
    of Persia


    484 B.C. Persians put down Egyptian revolt


    480 B.C. Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus
    active


    480 B.C. Carthaginian sea captain, Hanno, explores
    coast of West Africa with his fleet


    480 B.C. Greek philosopher Pythagoras of Samos dies
    (but left us his theorem)


    480 B.C. Xerxes builds bridge across Hellespont, using
    774 anchored boats


    480 B.C. Greeks get big navy win over Persians at
    Salamis, and Xerxes has a ringside seat


    480 B.C. Persians squeak by Thermopylae, beat
    Greeks, and loot and burn Athens (sounds
    like a soccer game, with fans)


    480 B.C. Xerxes goes back to Persia, leaving
    Mardonius to mop up the Greek war


    479-431 B.C. Golden Age of Athens


    479 B.C. Aristides and Pausanias lead Greeks over
    Persians at Plataea, destroying Mardonius
    and his army


    479 B.C. Greeks land in Asia Minor and defeat
    Persian force at Mycale (Greeks lead the
    series 4-1 )


    478 B.C. Delian League established to maintain Greek
    naval supremacy in Aegean, get Persians off
    Greek islands, and free Greek colonies in
    Asia Minor


    469-399 B.C. Socrates


    466 B.C. Greek Cimon defeats Persians at Eurymedon,
    final battle to free Greeks in Asia Minor


    465 B.C. Xerxes assassinated; son Artaxerxes I
    succeeds him


    460 B.C. Pericles influential in Athens


    460-359 B.C. Hippocrates


    460-445 B.C. FIRST PELOPONNESIAN WAR, between Athens
    and Corinth-Sparta


    450 B.C. Some of Delian League think Persian threat
    is gone; they try to quit; they sleep with
    the fishes when Athens says "NO"


    450 B.C. Delian League becomes essentially Athenian
    empire, provoking fear and opposition in
    Sparta, Corinth, Thebes, and other cities


    447 B.C. Parthenon construction started


    445 B.C. "Thirty-Year Peace," initiated by Pericles,
    ends First Peloponnesian War


    445 B.C. Rome removes ban on marriage between
    patricians and plebeians


    435 B.C. Naval war between Corinth and Corcyra
    (Corfu): Corinth allied with Sparta;
    Corcyra allied with Athens


    433 B.C. Athens intervenes in naval war between
    Corinth and Corcyra


    432-404 B.C. SECOND PELOPONNESIAN WAR


    432 B.C. Sparta declares war against Athens


    432 B.C. Parthenon finished


    431 B.C. Athens can put forth 13,000 hoplites; 16,000
    older garrison soldiers; 1,200 mounted men;
    and 1,600 archers


    431-421 B.C. The Archidamian War, first phase of Second
    Peloponnesian War


    431-430 B.C. Sparta ravages Attica


    430 B.C. Herodotus writes History of Persian Wars
    (if you want to look good in history, you
    better write it)


    430 B.C. Pestilence hits Athens, behind her walls,
    and one fourth of population dies


    429 B.C. Pericles dies from the pestilence


    427 B.C. Revolts of Corcyra and Lesbos against
    Athens


    427 B.C. First Sicilian expedition by Athens


    427 B.C. Sparta and Thebes destroy Plataea, Athens' ally


    425 B.C. Athenians under Cleon and Demosthenes win
    at Pylos and Sphacteria, an island off
    southwestern Greek coast, and capture
    Spartan prisoners. Sparta sues for peace


    425 B.C. Oedipus Rex, play by Sophocles, performed
    (Greece enters its Freudian period)


    424 B.C. Boetians use flame thrower against wooden walls
    of Delium


    424-422 B.C. Spartan general Brasidas leads expedition
    into Thrace to strike at Athenian posses-
    sions in that region


    422 B.C. Spartan general Brasidas and Athenian
    general Cleon killed at Amphipolis


    421-413 B.C. Peace of Nicias and Sicilian Expedition,
    second phase of Second Peloponnesian War


    421 B.C. Athens can put forth 1,300 hoplites and
    1,000 horsemen


    421 B.C. Peace of Nicias, between Spartan and
    Athenian sides, scheduled to last 50 years
    ... but sporadic fighting continues


    418 B.C. Sparta wins A BIG ONE at Battle of Mantinea


    418 B.C. Melian Dialogue, where Athens discusses the
    punishment island of Melos should get for
    misbehavin' -- the decision, kill all the
    men (WHAT KIND OF A DIALOGUE IS THAT?)


    415 B.C. Athenians send an expedition to conquer
    Sicily (as foreboding music plays)


    415 B.C. Alcibiades defects to Sparta


    414-404 B.C. The Ionian War, the final phase of the
    Second Peloponnesian War


    414 B.C. Sparta joins Syracuse against Athens


    413 B.C. Sparta establishes fort at Decelea,
    defeats Athenian force in Great Harbor of
    Syracuse; captures and kills Nicias and
    Demosthenes


    412 B.C. Athenian counterattacks bring victories at
    Chinos and Miletus


    412-411 B.C. Some of Athenian allies revolt, Persians
    join Spartan side, Athens raises another
    fleet, AND GIVES ITS COMMAND TO ALCIBIADES,
    the same guy who earlier betrayed Athens to
    Sparta (these Athenians would be good to
    have on your parole board)


    411 B.C. Athenian naval victory over Spartan fleet
    at Hellespont


    411 B.C. End of Thucydides' History


    410 B.C. Alcibiades whoops a joint Spartan and
    Persian force, Sparta suggests peace,
    Athens refuses (greed is an ugly thing)


    409 B.C. Carthaginians attack and seize cities in
    Sicily (Athens could have used these guys)


    408 B.C. Persian king Darius II sends his younger
    son Cyrus to govern Asia Minor, and help
    Sparta against Athens


    408-407 B.C. Sparta allied with Persia


    406 B.C. Carthaginians continue conquest of Sicily


    405 B.C. Athenian fleet almost totally destroyed by
    Spartan admiral Lysander, when he catches
    it on the beach at Aegospotami (triremes
    normally came to shore at night, but you
    don't want to sleep later than opponent)


    405 B.C. Athens besieged


    405 B.C. Dionysius (not a Carthaginian) becomes
    ruler in Syracuse


    404 B.C. Athens surrenders


    404 B.C. SECOND PELOPONNESIAN WAR ENDS -- Sparta
    the winner


    404 B.C. Egypt gains independence from Persia


    401-400 B.C. Cyrus the Younger leads expedition against
    his older brother Artaxerxes (now ruler of
    Persia)


    400 B.C. Cyrus the Younger dies in battle, and his
    10,000 Greek mercenaries fight long route
    back to Black Sea, through Persian army
    and a bunch of other folks ("Retreat of
    the Ten Thousand" written of by Xenophon)


    400 B.C. Greek physician Hippocrates active


    400 B.C. Greek philosopher Democritus suggests world
    is made up of tiny particles called atoms


    400 B.C. Greek gastraphetes ("belly shooter"), early
    large crossbow, used as heavy artillery


    400 B.C. Trace harness developed in China. The concept,
    of a yoke across the chest with traces
    connected, may have originated in use with
    humans used to pull boats on canals. The
    harness will arrive in Europe in 568 A.D.


    400 B.C. Cast iron in use in China. Would be in use
    in Scandinavia by late 8th century A.D. and
    throughout Europe by 1380 A.D.


    399 B.C. Socrates executed for being impious and
    contributing to the delinquency of minors
    (ah, back when crime didn't pay)


    399-394 B.C. Spartans war against Persians in Asia Minor
    (how quickly those allies are forgotten)


    397 B.C. Dionysius successfully defends Syracuse
    against Carthaginians


    397 B.C. Dionysius uses siege towers and catapults
    against Motya


    396 B.C. Rome's first biggie -- destroying Etruscan
    city of Veii


    394-393 B.C. Athenian admiral Conon, aided by a Persian
    fleet, defeats Spartans and restores
    fortifications of Athens


    390 B.C. Gallic king Brennus sacks Rome and burns
    it, and also smashes many of Rome's
    northern allies (payback to come later)


    390 B.C. First known kite, in China


    387 B.C. Plato founds Academy


    387-386 B.C. Persian king helps Greeks negotiate peace


    386 B.C. Thebans and Athenians renew war with Sparta


    371 B.C. Theban king Epaminondas defeats Spartans at
    Leuctra; Thebes dominates Greece.


    370 B.C. Plato writes The Republic


    362 B.C. Athens and Sparta form alliance against
    Thebes


    362 B.C. Theban king Epaminondas wins big victory
    at Mantinea, but is killed, and Theban
    power quickly peters out


    359-336 B.C. Philip II is king of Macedonia, having
    earlier been a hostage and student of
    Epaminondas, at Thebes, where Philip took
    lots of notes


    359 B.C. Philip II begins thorough training program
    for Macedonian army


    350 B.C. Philip II of Macedon organizes special
    military engineer group


    343 B.C. Rome begins Samnite wars, which last 50
    years but secure central Italy


    342-270 B.C. Epicurus and followers, Epicureans,
    advocating less dependence on material things


    341 B.C. Persians reconquer Egypt


    339 B.C. Philip II of Macedonia defeats Athens and
    Thebes at Chaeronea, establishing
    Macedonian dominion over Greece


    338 B.C. Rome defeats Latin League (old ally of
    Rome, there's a lesson here) in Latin Wars


    338-146 B.C. Hellenistic Age


    336 B.C. Philip II assassinated; Alexander succeeds
    him


    336-323 B.C. Alexander rules


    336 B.C. Rumors of Alexander's death (while he is
    fighting northern barbarians) cause several
    Greek cities to revolt


    336 B.C. Alexander comes home, quickly destroys
    Thebes, and convinces the other cities that
    rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated


    334 B.C. Alexander crosses Hellespont and wins the
    Battle of Granicus, opening Asia to him


    333 B.C. Alexander defeats Persian king Darius III
    at Battle of Issus


    333 B.C. Alexander lays siege to Tyre in Phoenicia


    332 B.C. Alexander captures Tyre, Gaza, and Egypt


    332 B.C. Alexander founds Alexandria in Egypt (one
    of over 20 towns by that name which he founded
    -- not very original, is he?)


    331 B.C. Alexander defeats Darius III at Gaugamela or
    Battle of Arbela: Darius III has army of
    300,000 infantry; 40,000 cavalry; 250 chariots;
    and 50 elephants -- beaten by Alex and 60,000


    327 B.C. Alexander invades India


    323 B.C. Alexander dies at Babylon; the Diadochi
    ("successors" in Greek) seek to control
    the empire


    323 B.C. Alexander's general Ptolemy I gets Egypt
    and Palestine


    312 B.C. Romans begin building the Via Appia
    (Appian Way)


    305 B.C. Seleucus I Nicatur (the Conqueror) is king
    of Macedonia


    300 B.C. Greek mathematician Euclid active


    300 B.C. Bantu people spread over eastern and
    southern Africa


    287-211 B.C. Archimedes


    279 B.C. Greeks block Gauls at Thermopylae


    270 B.C. Greek astronomer, Aristarchus, states the
    Earth revolves around the sun


    270-230 B.C. Alexandrian mathematician, Ctesibius,
    invents the organ, the water pump, the
    spring, and the valve


    264-241 B.C. First Punic War


    264 B.C. Carthage occupies Sicily, starting First
    Punic War with Rome


    264 B.C. Adulis in Ethiopia is large trade center
    for trade between Africa and Arabia, with
    goods from Europe and India as well


    264-100 B.C. Frequent bouts of pirates in greater
    Mediterranean Sea


    256 B.C. Romans besiege Carthage, but are beaten


    255 B.C. Roman fleet of 248 ships sunk in storm off
    Cape Pachymus, losing 100,000+ men, fifteen
    percent of military age men in Italy


    250 B.C. Greek mathematician, Archimedes, states
    laws of specific gravity


    241 B.C. Romans defeat Carthaginians, ending the
    First Punic War


    240 B.C. Eratosthenes of Cyrene calculates Earth's
    circumference at about 24,000 miles (in
    their units of course, he didn't use miles)


    240 B.C. First Latin literature, in Rome


    239 B.C. Halley's comet first recorded (but under an
    assumed name)


    238 B.C. Romans seize Sardinia and Corsica from
    Carthage


    237 B.C. Carthaginian generals Hasdrubal and
    Hannibal conquer lots of Iberian Peninsula


    227 B.C. Spartan king Cleomenes III defeats Achaean
    League


    222 B.C. Macedonian king Antigonus III helps Achaean
    League to defeat Sparta (don't these end-
    less things make you think of that phrase
    "what goes around comes around"?)


    222 B.C. Alexandria is center of science and learning,
    with 400,000 scrolls in library, and a 200
    foot lighthouse to guide folks to the library


    219 B.C. Hannibal attacks Romans at Saguntum
    (Sagunto)


    218 B.C. Hannibal crosses Alps into Italy


    218 B.C. Rome declares war on Spain, starting Second
    Punic War


    218-201 B.C. Second Punic War


    218 B.C. Battle of Trebia, Hannibal destroys Roman army
    of 40,000


    217 B.C. Battle of Lake Trasimene, Hannibal destroys
    Roman army of 40,000


    216 B.C. Hannibal is BIG (we're talking REALLY BIG)
    winner over Romans at Battle of Cannae,
    destroying Roman army of 80,000


    215-205 B.C. Macedonian-Rome Wars


    215 B.C. Great Wall of China begun (but not by Han-
    nibal, he had his hands full)


    212 B.C. Mathematician Archimedes killed during
    Roman siege of Syracuse


    206 B.C. Roman general Scipio Africanus Major beats
    Carthaginians in Spain


    206 B.C. Seleucid king Antiochus III takes Armenia,
    Parthia, and Bactria


    206 BC-220 AD Crossbows common in China during Han dynasty


    204 B.C. Roman general Scipio Africanus Major
    invades Africa (that's how he got his name)


    202 B.C. Battle of Zama, Second Punic War


    202 B.C. Seleucid king Antiochus III begins conquest
    of Syria and Palestine


    200-0 B.C. Han dynasty in China develops paper, gun-
    powder,and moveable type


    201 B.C. Rome, Pergamum, and Rhodes unite against
    Philip V of Macedonia


    200 B.C. Parisii tribe (Gauls) settle on site of
    Paris


    200 B.C. Iron horseshoes arrive (allowing
    increased speed of cavalry and greater
    mobility over rough ground)


    200 B.C. Parchment in wide use


    200 B.C. Stirrups in use (... IN CHINA ! ... not
    in the West for a long time)


    200 B.C. Gimbals in use in China -- not the department
    store, but the basis of gyroscopes


    200 B.C. Very expensive mail armor (from Latin macula, net)


    197 B.C. Romans defeat Macedonians at Cynoscephalae


    196 B.C. Seleucid king Antiochus III invades Thrace
    (this is one busy guy)


    191 B.C. Antiochus III defeated by Romans at
    Thermopylae (no wonder ... he was wore out)


    184 B.C. Cato becomes censor of Rome (what were they
    writing on those parchments?) -- a censor
    being one of two chief magistrates who
    controlled registration of citizens and
    property, and who were entrusted with
    supervision of manners and morals


    183 B.C. Hannibal commits suicide to avoid surren-
    dering to Rome (ooo, way to hurt 'em,
    Hannibal ... take that)


    179 B.C. Perseus is king of Macedonia, succeeding
    his father Philip V


    168 B.C. Jews, under Maccabees, revolt against
    Seleucids


    168 B.C. Romans defeat Perseus of Macedonia and
    abolish Macedonian monarchy (Macedonian
    tabloids were furious)


    157 B.C. Chinese arsenals contain 200,000+ crossbows,
    of such complicated high-tolerance that
    captured ones couldn't be duplicated by
    enemies, and the arrows were too short for
    enemy bows


    150 B.C. Hipparchus of Rhodes compiles first star
    catalog (and Tom Cruise wasn't in it)


    149 B.C. Third Punic War starts when Carthage
    attacks Roman ally Numidia


    149-146 B.C. Third Punic War


    146 B.C. Roman general Scipio Africanus Minor
    (also known as Scipio Aemilianus)
    destroys Carthage, after 3-year siege,
    thus ending Third (and final) Punic War


    146 B.C. Rome destroys Achaean League in Greece
    (good year for Rome, bad for the rest)


    139 B.C. Rome defeats Celts in Iberian Peninsula
    and establishes Lusitania


    130 B.C. List of Seven Wonders of the World, by
    poet Antipater of Sidon, comes out to rave
    reviews and goes to the top of the charts


    121 B.C. Rome gains control of Gallic settlement of
    Nimes (from which we got "de Nimes" or
    "denims," which is French for "the pants
    you wear to look cool")


    119 B.C. Han dynasty in China nationalizes natural
    gas, cast iron, and salt industries. The
    natural gas was gotten by deep drilling
    and used primarily to heat and speed
    evaporation of the brine in the salt works.


    111 B.C. China's Han dynasty annexes Annam
    (northern Vietnam)


    106 B.C. Rome takes Gallic city of Tolosa (Toulouse)


    105 B.C. Roman army adopts training methods used in
    gladiator schools


    105 B.C. Rome conquers Numidia (hey, weren't they an
    ally just a few lines ago?)


    100 B.C. Greek grammarian Dionysius Thrax publishes
    Art of Grammar


    95 B.C. Armenia, under Tigranes I, begins to expand


    91 B.C. Rome and allies begin Social War (isn't
    that an oxymoron?) -- allies revolted
    against Rome, and Rome declared that those
    who submitted to Rome would have Roman
    citizenship


    89 B.C. Roman citizenship rights granted throughout
    Italy


    87 B.C. Rome captured by rebels in civil war


    82 B.C. Roman general Sulla, using his private
    army, recaptures Rome and becomes dictator
    in an attempt to restore the oligarchy --
    a dictator was usually a chief magistrate
    with supreme authority, usually appointed
    by Senate, usually in times of emergency,
    and usually for a term of six months


    80 B.C. Sulla smashes Etruscans; then they become
    Roman citizens


    77 B.C. First "encyclopedia"...Pliny the Elder's
    Historia Naturalis


    73 B.C. Gladiator Spartacus leads uprising of
    around 40,000+ fugitive Roman slaves


    71 B.C. Spartacus killed at Lucania by Roman
    general Marcus Licinius Crassus


    63 B.C. Roman general Pompey conquers Palestine


    60 B.C. Pompey, Crassus, and Julius Caesar form
    First Roman Triumvirate


    59 B.C. Acta diurna, a news gazette, published
    in Rome


    58 B.C. Julius Caesar invades Gaul, starting
    Gallic Wars


    58-52 B.C. Gallic Wars


    57 B.C. Julius Caesar defeats the Belgae, in
    present day Belgium


    55 B.C. Julius Caesar invades Britain


    52 B.C. Vercingetorix unifies Gallic tribes
    against Rome


    51 B.C. Julius Caesar conquers Gaul, ending the
    Gallic War (on a galling note for Gauls)


    50 B.C. Glassblowing in Phoenicia


    49 B.C. Julius Caesar crosses Rubicon into Italy,
    starting a civil war


    48 B.C. Julius Caesar beats Pompey at Pharsalus
    (Pompey flees to Egypt, where he is
    assassinated)


    48 B.C. Egyptian civil war between Ptolemy III
    and his sister Cleopatra


    47 B.C. New Year starts on January 1st for first
    time, with new Roman calendar


    47 B.C. Caesar arrives in Egypt, with army, ...
    and likes Cleopatra ... a LOT


    47 B.C. Ptolemy killed


    46 B.C. Caesar appointed dictator of Rome


    44 B.C. Caesar assassinated


    43 B.C. Mark Anthony, Octavian (Augustus), and
    Lepidus are Second Roman Triumvirate


    43-41 B.C. War of the Second Triumvirate (Rome)


    42 B.C. Octavian and Mark Anthony defeat Brutus
    and Cassius at Philippi (these two were
    among the alleged killers of Caesar)


    42 B.C. Mark Anthony finds he also likes Queen
    Cleopatra ... a LOT


    37 B.C. Herod the Great rules Judea


    31 B.C. Octavian defeats Mark Anthony at Actium


    31 BC-450 AD Roman Empire


    30 B.C. Mark Anthony and Cleopatra commit
    suicide, separately


    27 B.C. Octavian is first Roman emperor, and the
    Senate names him Augustus (our Senate could
    never get away with renaming presidents,
    and CALLing them names just isn't the same)


    27 B.C. Octavian establishes Praetorian guard (see,
    he did notice what happened to Julius)


    23 B.C. Roman poet Horace writes his odes


    20 B.C. Marcus Verrius Flaccus compiles first general
    dictionary


    12 B.C. Rome begins attempt to grab Germany

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