||Augustus dies. Tiberius picked to succeed him.
||Claudius includes Britain into the Roman Empire.
||Titus invades Jerusalem. The area is annexed by the Empire.
|CE 96 to 180
The Flavian and Antonine emperors Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
give the Empire about a century of prosperity and peace.
||Parthia is conquered by the Military. This is the pinnacle of Roman expansion.
||The death of Emperor Marcus Aurelius calls in a century of disorder and chaos. Private armies fight it out to put their own candidate into the throne.
||Caracalla allows all of the communities of the Empire to become citizens.
|CE 284 to 306
||Reorganization of the Empire by Diocletian. He divides power between himself and three other high-ranking men.
||Constantine the Great gave the Christians a right to freedom of worship with the Edict of Milan.
||Constantine makes Constantinople the new imperial capital.
||The empire divided into eastern and western sections in an effort to keep order and discipline.
||Visigoths sacked Rome. Roman legions come back from Britain to help fend off the Visigoths.
|CE 451 to 455
||Huns raided Gaul and Italy. Vandals sack Rome.
||Last emperor, Romulus Augustulus, is gone. The Roman empire is completely over.