Part 1: The Latin League and the Rise of the Roman Republic

Part I: The Latin League and the Rise of the Roman Republic

Date Nature of Event Event Description
4000 BC Led by the noble Romulus, descendent of the great warrior Aeneas, an exiled Latin people settled near the shores of Lake Lavinius; in honor of their leader they name that city Rome. Romulus issues a proclamation calling for the Latin peoples to join in a league of cooperation and alliance; for their part, the peoples of Rome, already skilled in the use Bronze and bearing a mysterious script called the Alphabet, promise to lead the Latin peoples to glory and prosperity. A small neighboring tribe, skilled as Charioteers, are the first to join the Latin League. (See Map.)
3950 BC Impressed by the mighty Charioteers of Rome, a small tribe, skilled as Archers, join the Latin League.
3850 BC Impressed by the Archers of Rome that arrive before their city, the advanced tribe of Veii joins the Latin League.
3750 BC Ancient Roman priests end the barbaric practice of cremation, instituting the sacred rite of Ceromonial Burial.
3700 BC Antium, the first colony of Rome, is founded.
3650 BC Impressed by the Charioteers that arrive before their city, the advanced tribe of Cumae joins the Latin League.
3500 BC The consul Valerius Poplicola sets forth the Twelve Tables, Rome’s first Code of Laws.
3300 BC Horseman exploring the grasslands west of Cumae encounter warriors from the German civilization. Offers of a permanent peace treaty are summarily rejected.
3150 BC The population of the Roman Civilization reaches an estimated 100,000. Roman forces under Quinctius Cincinnatus launch a surprise attack upon the German city of Berlin, overwhelming its defenders. German civilization is destroyed. Cincinnatus returns to Rome with coins made of gold called Currency.
3100 BC A sect of Roman priests, led by Hermes Trismagistus, form a religious brotherhood to explore spiritual mysteries, describing their arcane practices as Mysticism.
2750 BC The colony of Pompeii founded by Rome; the advanced tribe of of Neapolis joins the Latin League.
2500 BC Scipio Aemilianus articulates the doctrine of Monarchy; so persuasive are his arguments that the citizens of Rome overthrow the despot Tullius Hostilius, and demand new government.
2450 BC The Kingdom of Rome is established, with Ancus Marcius as its first monarch. The colonies of Pisae and Ravenna are founded.
2250 BC The colony of Hispalis is founded.
2200 BC The advanced tribe of Virconium joins the Latin League.
2150 BC The Roman sage and poet Vergilius compiles the Ars Grammatica, laying forth the precise rules of Writing.
2000 BC The advanced tribe of Lugundum joins the Latin League; Rome, under Tarquinius Priscus, begins work on its first great project, the Colossus.
1950 BC A band of Archers exploring the swamplands to the north of Rome encounter horseman of the Aztec civilization. In an exchange of good will, the Romans exchange Writing for the Aztec art of Map Making. The plebians of Pisae riot; the patricians flee the city. This is the first of many such riots over the course of the next 1400 years, which later historians have dubbed the “Time of Troubles.”
1800 BC The Roman Gaius Marius expounds upon the benefits of Trade. Veii, Neapolis, Antium, Ravenna, and Cumae all commence production of food caravans destined for Rome so that the workers of Rome may proceed with construction of the Colossus.
1750 BC The colonies of Lutetia and Byzantium are founded.
1700 BC The plebians of Antium and Neapolis riot.
1500 BC A census of the Roman people determines that the population of the Roman civilization has reached 250,000 people. The plebians of Cumae riot. The colony of Brundisium founded. (See Map.)
1450 BC The plebians of Ravenna and Lutetia riot.
1350 BC The Roman sage Senaca the Elder sets forth the principles and practices of the seven liberal arts, and establishes the first academy to promote Literacy among Rome’s ruling class. Rome commences work on a Great Library.
1250 BC Travellers report that the Chinese have commenced work on the Great Pyramids of Beijing.
1200 BC The plebians of Veii riot. Travellers report that the Aztecs have commenced work on the Great Pyramids of Tenochtitlan.
1150 BC Ravenna produces the first food caravan bound for Rome. The colony of Syracusa is founded.
1050 BC The plebians of Hispalis riot.
975 BC The Golden of Age of Philosophy begins at Senaca’s Academy in the city of Rome. Great Roman thinkers articulate scientific, moral, and metaphysical systems which endure for centuries to come. The Roman King, Servius Tullius, decrees that Horsemanship shall be requisite for nobility among the Roman people. The colony of Caesaraugusta is founded.
925 BC A census of the Roman people determines that the population of the Roman civilization has reached 500,000 people. The plebians of Virconium riot.
800 BC After years of bitter strife between rival sects, Roman priests establish the pantheon of the major gods, thus clarifying the system of Polytheism. The plebians of Brundisium riot.
675 BC A Roman diplomat discovers a small tribe near Pisae who reveal that they worship but one god; the Roman priest Aurelius Augustinus travels to their village to convince them of the error of their ways, but is instead convinced that their view of the cosmos is divine truth. He returns to Rome to expound upon this doctrine of Monotheism, and proclaims that Prometheus is the one true god. Many Romans flock to this new religion, and in Rome, work begins on a Chapel in honor of this god.
650 BC A foreign trireme spotted off the coast of Lugundum; travellers report that the trireme belong to the Chinese. Travellers also report that the Zulus have commenced work on the Colossus of Zimbabwe. A Barbarian raiding party lands near Pompeii.
625 BC Barbarians raiders are defeated at Pompeii.
600 BC First triremes launched from Pompeii and Pisae.
575 BC Rome builds the Promethean Chapel, ending over a 1400 years of periodic civil disorder.
550 BC The philosopher Cicero writes De Re Publica, which sets forth his philosophy of the Republic. So influential are his debates at Senaca’s Academy that the Citizens of Rome overthrow Tarquinus Superbus and the Roman monarchy, demanding the institution of this new government. During the ensuing chaos, an enterprising diplomat from Pompeii penetrates the city of Tenochtitlan and steals the art of Pottery from the Aztecs, causing an international incident and an declaration of war. Rome commences work on a Hanging Gardens. An exploring band of warriors discover from a small tribe the secret of Seafaring. The Chinese complete the Great Pyramids of Beijing. The Aztecs commence work on the Great Library of Tenochtitlan.

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