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Aeterna Roma RPG
  • Essentially most characters would only need to know things between 50CE through to the current time. 

    AeRo is mostly AU after Caligula. However, the births of a few important dates were put in place to assist in working out ages, etc. 


  • <p>62</p>CE January

    THE DOCKS BURN

    THE DOCKS BURN

    • A great fire rages in the docks, destroying grain supplies. It is considered an act of arson.

    <p>62</p>CE January

    THE SENATE RESPONDS TO THE ARSON

    THE SENATE RESPONDS TO THE ARSON

    In Rome: In reaction to the attack, the Senate decides 

    • to request grain from the provinces.
    • to raise armed convoys to protect grain shipments;
    • to increase the strength of the Vigiles
    • to fund a week of games
    • to ration the grain dole

    <p>62</p>CE April

    THIRD CONTENDER FOR CAESAR EMERGES

    THIRD CONTENDER FOR CAESAR EMERGES

    • In Dacia: Publius Cotta addresses the legions a Dacia on the matter of the turbulence in Rome and they declare him their Caesar.
    • In Pannonia & Noricum: The legions of Pannonia and Noricum chose to side with Publius Cotta

    <p>62</p>CE April

    AEGYPTIAN LEGION STAYS NEUTRAL

    AEGYPTIAN LEGION STAYS NEUTRAL

    • In Aegyptus: Legio XXII Deiotariana in Alexandria declare itself neutral in the fight for the imperial throne

    <p>45</p>CE September

    RIFT BETWEEN CLAUDIUS AND HIS SON GAIUS

    RIFT BETWEEN CLAUDIUS AND HIS SON GAIUS

    • Gaius insists to his father that Valentinus isn't trustworthy; Claudius refuses to listen.
    • Tension begins to form within the family with Gaius and Claudius. Valeria is caught in the middle and Livia emotionally retreats. 

    <p>62</p>CE July

    NEW LEGIONS RAISED

    NEW LEGIONS RAISED

    • The Senate decides to raise new legions in Gallia Lugdinensis, naming Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix as Legatus Augusti Legionem Galliae Lugdunensis to oversee the operation.

    <p>62</p>CE July

    COTTA KIDNAPS A VESTAL

    COTTA KIDNAPS A VESTAL

    • In his rage, Cotta seeks revenge on Clemens by having a Vestal Virgin kidnapped.
    • Thus, he loses face among the Vestals and the pious of Rome. 

    <p>47</p>CE Feburary

    PROSCRIPTIONS AGAINST CLAUDIUS' OPPONENTS BEGIN

    PROSCRIPTIONS AGAINST CLAUDIUS' OPPONENTS BEGIN

    • The proscriptions are, on the surface, used against those accused of having been in-league with Valeria and Justus; they are in fact a tool Camillus and Valentinus use to rid themselves of enemies. Flavia Lucilla and her mother, Cornelia Annthea,to their best to spare the lives of the innocent and their friends. 
    • Claudius now primarily listens to Camilius, who he trusts and many in Rome are wary. 
    • The proscriptions severely damage Claudius' reputation as a fair emperor.

    <p>47</p>CE March

    SKIRMISHES ON RHINE FRONTIER

    SKIRMISHES ON RHINE FRONTIER

    • Forces of Cnaeus Flavius Alexander Germanicus and Gnaeus Corbulo win several victories against the Chatti and other German tribes.

    <p>62</p>CE October

    HONORIUS SURVIVED

    HONORIUS SURVIVED

    • In Rome: Honorius, who survived the assassination attempt and has been living in the provinces with amnesia, under the guise of Marcus Calpurnius Irisius, begins to recover his memories and conducts a quest to get revenge against those responsible for his fall, namely Cyprianus. His investigation leads him to Sextus Ursus.

    <p>62</p>CE November

    GERMANIC INCURSIONS EVOLVE INTO A FULL-SCALE INVASION

    GERMANIC INCURSIONS EVOLVE INTO A FULL-SCALE INVASION

    • In Germania: A Germanic horde launches an invasion into Roman Germania, taking two Roman forts along the border.
    • Auxiliary scouts arrive in Moguntiacum to report the invasion. Tribune Lucius Bellomarus of the 1st Raetian Auxilia rallies veterans around Aventicum; his numbers swell to 5,000. He intercepts the advancing Germans and engages them in combat. The Germans take great losses and lose heart; the Lugii and Marcomanni split, with the Lugii moving north and the Marcomanni moving south.
    • The Lugii attempt to retreat back into greater Germania but were thwarted by Legatus Sulla Felix; the Romans win a complete victory over the Lugii; their king, Marbod is captured alive.
    • The Marcomanni split even further and into more directions. The force under Vangio has moved westward into Gaul. His brother Sido leads a larger host and successfully captures Fort Aug. Praetoria; They winter in the Alps.

    <p>49</p>CE 27 June

    CAMILIUS ARRIVES AT THE CELEBRATIONS ON THE RHINE

    CAMILIUS ARRIVES AT THE CELEBRATIONS ON THE RHINE

    • Camilius arrives too late to claim any victory. 
    • Claudius has Camillus sent back to the Rhine to prepare for Cnaeus Alexander's retirement.
    • Cneaus welcomes him although is wary of him and his intentions. 
    • Manius, in Rome, is pleased knowing he denied Camilius a chance for glory. 

    <p>49</p>CE 4 July

    CAMILIUS DENIED MARRIAGE TO FLAVIA LUCILLA

    CAMILIUS DENIED MARRIAGE TO FLAVIA LUCILLA

    • On the Rhine, Camillus approaches Cnaeus Alexander about a marriage alliance; he would marry Alexander's daughter Lucilla; Alexander refuses. Camillus is sent into a rage at being denied at being able to marry his childhood passion. 

    <p>64</p>CE March

    QUINTUS ALEXANDER TRAVELING THROUGH BRITANNIA

    QUINTUS ALEXANDER TRAVELING THROUGH BRITANNIA

    • Quintus makes the crossing to Britannia in early spring without any losses to his forces to storms. He spends the first several months of the year reading over reports and building highways in the south-eastern Roman holds, where their power is stronger and uncontested. He then marches his army to the frontier forts, doing as he did in Gaul by reorganizing the legions to bring them to full strength.

    <p>64</p>CE June

    QUINTUS SENDS ENVOYS TO THE BRITISH TRIBES

    QUINTUS SENDS ENVOYS TO THE BRITISH TRIBES

    • Near summer, Quintus sends envoys to the surrounding tribes – both those already allied and those warring – requesting their obedience and fealty. Those already allied reconfirm their alliances, while those in the alliance against the Romans ignore the messages. Except for Eppitacos himself, who agrees to meet with the Roman emperor in secret.

    <p>52</p>CE January

    CAMILIUS PONDERS CIVIL WAR

    CAMILIUS PONDERS CIVIL WAR

    • Camilius begins to entertain ideas of beginning a civil war for power.
    • Valentinus, still Praefect, finds allies within the city of Rome.
    • Camilius approaches Lucilla to warn her about his intentions, promises to protect her and her family. 

    <p>66</p>CE Feburary

    QUINTUS CAESAR SILENCES TACITUS

    QUINTUS CAESAR SILENCES TACITUS

    • Quintus’ return to Rome puts an end to Tacitus’ ambitions; He is sent to the provinces to serve away from Rome for the remainder of the year.

    <p>66</p>CE July

    QUINTUS CAESAR MEETS JULIA DRUSILLA

    QUINTUS CAESAR MEETS JULIA DRUSILLA

    • Quintus Caesar meets one of the many exiles returned to status by his decree of forgiveness – Julia Drusilla, the otherwise forgotten daughter of former emperor Caligula.

    <p>66</p>CE October

    APOLLONIUS OF TYANA TEACHINGS

    APOLLONIUS OF TYANA TEACHINGS

    • Antiochus, a philsopher and healer hired as a personal physician to senator Manius Scaurus, begins spreading the teachings of his teacher, Apollonius of Tyana.

    <p>53</p>CE 2 January

    CAMILIUS IS BETRAYED

    CAMILIUS IS BETRAYED

    • Camillus' allies Fluvius Aetius Stilicho, and Flavius Avitus betray him and his plans to the senate. The information is blocked by allies of Camilius inside the Senate. 
    • Fluvius Aetius Stilicho and Flavius Avitus were warned about the kind of man Camilius was prior. 

    <p>53</p>CE 20 January

    MANIUS' ACQUITTED BY DARIUS

    MANIUS' ACQUITTED BY DARIUS

    • Darius manages to ensure Manius' acquittal, freeing him from charges of patricide; nevertheless, Manius is still without his former power.

    <p>54</p>CE June

    QUINTUS ALEXANDER ENDS THE EPRIOTE REBELLION

    QUINTUS ALEXANDER ENDS THE EPRIOTE REBELLION

    • Through June-July, there were a string of back-to-back battles, the forces of Quintus Alexander severely defeat that of the outnumbered Epirotes, Macedonians, and Greeks.
    • Menadides' youngest son, Jonas, is captured along with his wife and brought back to Rome as trophies of the campaign.
    • At the close of June the Epirote capital is lost and Menadides' son is killed; by the end of July, Menadides is defeated in battle and killed.

     

    <p>70</p>CE Feburary

    SETTLEMENT BEYOND THE RHINE

    SETTLEMENT BEYOND THE RHINE

    • Jullus Flavius Alexander encourages traders and settlers to move into Germanian lands at their own risk, informing of that hostile barbarian tribes have pulled back but that legionnary support cannot be guaranteed beyond the Rhine. Fortune-seekers from all over the empire arrive to try their luck on the new frontier, initiating "the peaceful settlement of Germania."

    <p>56</p>CE June

    CLAUDIUS CAESAR AUG. FUNERAL ATTENDED BY ROME

    CLAUDIUS CAESAR AUG. FUNERAL ATTENDED BY ROME

    • Claudius' funeral was a day of mourning for Rome. 
    • Darius, the new Caesar, led the funerary procession and gave a speech that connected him to his adoptive father; along with demonstrating his clear public skills and determination. 

    <p>58</p>CE Feburary

    DARIUS PASSES AWAY

    DARIUS PASSES AWAY

    • Darius' fever rises and he dies mid-month. The same night Honorius is proclaimed Caesar by the Praetorian Guard.

    <p>58</p>CE October

    HONORIUS ADDS PROVINCIALS TO THE SENATE

    HONORIUS ADDS PROVINCIALS TO THE SENATE

    • Honorius pushes legislation to expand the Senate by adding provincial nobles.
    • Honorius unwilling to be controlled by the Senate, it is passed, and made him largely popular with provincials and the army. 

    <p>58</p>CE October

    A PLOT TO ASSASSINATE THE CAESARS BEGINS

    A PLOT TO ASSASSINATE THE CAESARS BEGINS

    • The bill is passed with many pro-republican senators leaving the Curia in disgust. The number includes; Titus Imperios Acuelo Gurges. 
    • Some senators simply leave Rome; others plot to wipe out the Caesars.

    <p>59</p>CE September

    THE SENATE

    THE SENATE

    • The senate grows weary of the lack of progress in both the Judaean and British offensives; some call for new leadership within the legions.

    <p>59</p>CE October

    HONORIUS' OFFENSIVE IS A SUCCESS

    HONORIUS' OFFENSIVE IS A SUCCESS

    • The Getai are pushed into their winter strongholds; Honorius' orders all legions forts for the winter.
    • Octavius Alexander gains military fame and success.

    <p>60</p>CE March

    CAESAR JUNUS BECOMES POPULAR IN AEGYPTUS

    CAESAR JUNUS BECOMES POPULAR IN AEGYPTUS

    • Caesar Junus settles the problems in Egypt and returns to Rome at the end of the month.
    • Aegyptian nationalism drops, Junus is worshipped as a God; having the opposite effect of what was intended.

    <p>61</p>CE March

    MARCUS SCAURUS MARRIES CORNELIA ANNTHEA

    MARCUS SCAURUS MARRIES CORNELIA ANNTHEA

    • Marcus Scaurus marries Cornelia Annthea and adopts her son Laelius as his own, making him a father-in-law to his co-consul.
    • Annthea, politically savvy, becomes involved within Marcus Scaurus' affairs. 

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