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LVIII. Continuation of the same
LIX. Henry IV.
LX. Lewis XIV.
LXI. Peter the Great
LXII. Prussia. Frederic II.
LXIII. England's naval power
LXIV. North America. Franklin
LXV. The French Revolution and its consequences - 199
B. C. 4004. Creation of the World. 2348. The Deluge. 2059. Ninus became king of Assyria. 1921. Call of Abraham : 430 years after (1491) the Israel
ites left Egypt. 1728. Joseph sold as a slave. 1650 (or some say in 1722). Sesostris reigned in Egypt. 1582. About this time Cecrops reigned at Athens. 1571. Moses born. 1491. Israelites depart out of Egypt. 1200. The Phænician trade flourishes. 1184. Taking of Troy. Jephtha judge in Israel. 1050. David king. 1004. Solomon's temple dedicated at Jerusalem. 975. Separation of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. 884. The date of Lycurgus. Homer. Asa, king of Judah.
About this time Carthage was founded. 820. Sardanapalus. Fall of the Assyrian empire. 753. Building of Rome. Isaiah. 721. Samaria taken. Kingdom of Israel at an end. 605. Jerusalem taken by the Assyrians, and commence
ment of the Babylonish Captivity. 587. Taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. 555. Cyrus founds the Persian empire from the Danube
to the Indus. 538. Taking of Babylon by Cyrus. 536. Jews return from Babylon and rebuild their temple. 509. First Consulship after the expulsion of the Tarquins
from Rome, about the same time as that of the
Peisistratidæ from Athens. 490. The Greeks under Miltiades defeat the Persians at
Marathon. 480. Battles of Thermopylæ under Leonidas, and of Sa
lamis under Themistocles. 479. Defeat of the Persians on the same day at Platæa and
B.C. 445. Herodotus and Phidias. Nehemiah rebuilds Jerusa
lem. 431. Commencement of the Peloponnesian war, followed by
the Plague of Athens, lasting twenty-eight years. 405. The battle of Ægospotamos. 404. Capture of Athens by the Lacedæmonians. During
the early part of the Peloponnesian war, in which Thucydides had a command, Socrates, though ridiculed by Aristophanes, was teaching Xenophon,
Plato, and Alcibiades. 390. Rome taken by the Gauls. 360. Philip of Macedon conquers the Athenians at Me
thone. 336. Succession of Alexander the Great, the pupil of Aris
totle; he destroys the Persian Empire, and forms the Græco-Macedonian Empire from the Adriatic
to the Indus. 323. Alexander dies at Babylon. 281. Romans conquer Pyrrhus. 264. First Punic War commences. The “ Arundel Mar
bles" 6 the Parian Chronicle” supposed to have
been constructed. 218. Second Punic War begins. 149. Third Punic War begins. 147. Scipio destroys Carthage, and Mummius Corinth. 88. Civil war between Marius and Sylla. 63. Capture of Jerusalem by Pompey. 60. First Triumvirate of Cæsar, Pompey, and Crassus.
At this period Rome was every where victorious
abroad, and continually in civil dissension at home. 31. Battle of Actium. Augustus emperor. The Roman
Empire now extended from the Atlantic to the
70. Jerusalem taken by Titus. 79. Herculaneum and Pompeii destroyed. 64. First Persecution of the Christians. Fire of Rome. 93. Second Persecution of the Christians. 107. Third Persecution of the Christians. 164. Fourth Persecution of the Christians. 202. Fifth Persecution of the Christians. 235. Siz Persecution the Christians. 250. Seventh Persecution of the Christians. 257. Eighth Persecution of the Christians.
A.D. 272. Ninth Persecution of the Christians. 302. Tenth Persecution of the Christians. 200. The misgovernment of the Roman Empire in
vites the attacks of barbarous hordes from
Hordes of Barbarians invade the Roman
250. Rome invaded by the Goths. 271. Rome invaded by the Alemanni and Marco
manni. 376. Rome invaded by the Huns and Alares. 406. Rome invaded by the Goths under Alaric. 409. Vandals and Suevi settle in Spain.
Rome taken by Alaric. 419. Kingdom of the Visigoths founded in Spain by
Wallia, 420. Settlement of the Franks under Pharamond in
Gaul. 451. Invasion of Gaul by the Huns under Attila. 455. Vandals under Genseric sack Rome. 476. Rome taken by Odoacer, king of the Heruli.
And end of the Western Empire. 488. Ostrogoths invade Italy under Theodoric. 325. Council of Nice. 333. Constantine the first Christian emperor. 395. Theodosius divides the Roman Empire into the
Eastern and Western Kingdoms. 533. Belisarius conquers the Vandals in Africa. 538. Belisarius conquers the Goths in Italy, 554. Justinian's General Narses conquers the north of
Italy. 563. Lombards invade Italy. 622. Flight of Mahomet or “Hejira,” the Epoch of the
Mahometans. 632. Diffusion of Mahometanism and rise of the Arabian
power. 641. Alexandria taken by the Arabians and the Alexan
drian Library destroyed. 712. Spain conquered by the Moors and Arabs. 732. Defeat of the Moorish army near Tours by Charles
Martel. 800. Frank Empire founded by Charlemagne. 900. Frank Empire divided into France, Germany, and
North Italy. 19. Henry, " the Town Builder,” king of Germany. 964. Otho the Great unites Italy to the German Empire. 1048. The Turks invade the Eastern Empire,