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Theophrastus writes about the geography of Italy.
Agathocles is forced by ill health to withdraw from Italy.
ius complains to the Romans about the activities of Italian pirates.
Ceraunus and gets help from Macedonia for his expedition to Italy.
Pyrrhus sets sail for Italy.
Pyrrhus arrives in Italy, bringing elephants to back up his army.
yrrhus' successes against the Romans during his first stay in Italy.
Pyrrhus leaves Italy and crosses over to Sicily.
The Italians appeal to Pyrrhus to return to help them.
leaves Sicily and returns to Italy; he is attacked and defeated by
Pyrrhus asks Antigonus for aid to continue the war in Italy.
considers building a causeway over the sea from Apollonia to Italy.
Pyrrhus leaves Italy; the end of the war between Rome and Pyrrhus.
mans elect new consuls to take command of the war in Southern Italy.
Carthalo sails from Sicily to raid Southern Italy.
Hamilcar raids the coast of Southern Italy.
The Gauls invade Italy, and the Romans compile a list of almost 800,0
Scipio returns to Italy, after discovering that he has missed Hanniba
Hannibal arrives in Italy, and defeats the Taurini.
Roman allies in southern Italy start to desert to Hannibal.
The Carthaginians order Hasdrubal to lead his army into Italy.
onsuls are given joint command of the war against Hannibal in Italy.
ference, and decide that Hasdrubal should attempt to march to Italy.
meet Hannibal and his brother Hasdrubal at opposite ends of Italy.
Hasdrubal leaves Spain on his way to Italy.
Hasdrubal arrives in Italy, but fails to capture Placentia.
Scipio returns to Italy.
There is an exceptionally plentiful harvest in Italy.
new consuls enter office, and are given command of the war in Italy.
The devastation caused by Hannibal's long stay in Italy.
the Carthaginians to leave Italy, and sails back to Africa; Pelorus
Scipio returns to Italy.
Omens in Italy.
are given an audience outside Rome and then ordered to leave Italy.
Demetrius escapes from Italy.
This year is a famous vintage for Italian wines.
ings, brought back from the sack of Corinth, to the cities of Italy.
The slave revolt in Italy is crushed.
Scipio speaks in defence of the Italian allies.
end Roman citizenship to the Italian allies, but he is opposed by the
C.Gracchus oversees the construction of new roads in Italy.
nies and citizenship for the Italian allies, but is opposed by the
The censors redistribute public land in Italy and Africa.
stor L.Sulla arrives at Marius' camp with reinforcements from Italy.
Cimbri and Teutones decide to approach Italy by different routes.
The Cimbri develop a taste for Italian luxuries.
Licinia Mucia prevents other Italians from assuming Roman citizenship
supports the idea of giving Roman citizenship to the rest of Italy.
Drusus establishes several new Roman colonies in Italy and Sicily.
The Italians plan to murder the consuls at the Latin Festival, but
The Italian allies, disappointed by the failure of Drusus, begin
The Italians swear an oath of loyalty to Drusus.
The Italians openly revolt against the Romans, and begin to raise arm
Aesernia and Alba are besieged by the Italians.
a commission to punish those found guilty of aiding the Italians.
The Italians adopt a new constitution, and set their capital at Corfi
consuls to fight against the Italians, and assign legates to each of
Cn.Pompeius is defeated by the Italians near Mount Falernus.
The Italians besiege Pinna, which remains loyal to Rome.
Pompeius defeats the Italians near Firmum.
Roman citizenship to those Italians who have not joined in the revo
Italian force attempts to encourage revolt in Etruria, but is defe
Papiria Plautia grants further citizenship rights to the Italians.
T.Didius is defeated and killed by the Italians.
The Italian general Marius Egnatius is killed by the Romans.
ius defeats a large force of Italians near Asculum, after which Vidac
The Italians abandon Corfinium, and make Poppaedius their supreme com
The Social War causes widespread devastation throughout Italy.
picius proposes to enrol the Italian allies and freedmen throughout
The Italians ask Mithridates to help them fight against the Romans.
Sulla leaves Italy to take charge of the war against Mithridates.
law to redistribute the new Italian citizens amongst all the Roman
governor of Sicily, saves Rhegium from an attack by the Italians.
Cinna raises an army of supporters from the Italian towns.
Opponents of Cinna sail from Italy to join Sulla.
seize hostages from the Italian cities, but is stopped by the
icus meets Sulla at Athens, but refuses to follow him back to Italy.
ertorius abandons the war in Italy; he recruits more supporters in
Sulla arranges a treaty with the Italian allies.
Sulla sends Pompeius to join Metellus in northern Italy.
Sulla punishes the Italian towns which supported his opponents, inclu
not to mutiny after they are ordered by Sulla to return to Italy.
Pompeius arrives back in Italy, and defeats a force of slaves attempt
make raids against Caieta, Ostia, and Misenum on the Italian coast.
C.Caesar incites unrest in the towns of northern Italy.
hridates plans further expeditions, including the invasion of Italy.
Catilina sends out C.Manlius and others to foment revolt in Italy.
and others are sent out to restore order in various parts of Italy.
Q.Metellus and others arrest Catilina's agents throughout Italy.
The Romans decide to maintain a fleet around Italy.
of the Aedui, while Caesar raises reinforcements in northern Italy.
journey down to Vibo, and then across southern Italy to Brundisium.
Cicero crosses over from Italy to Macedonia.
ons citizens from throughout Italy to vote on a motion for the recall
mate Decree, and instructs Pompeius to levy troops throughout Italy.
Italy exports olive oil to the Roman provinces.
leaves Rome, but stays in Italy (including a visit to Ariminum),
polis, and sacrifices are offered throughout Italy for his recovery.
of the senate, authorise Pompeius to defend Italy against Caesar.
ground, for soldiers to rise up in defence of Italy against Caesar.
outside Rome, and authorises him to organise the defence of Italy.
P.Attius Varus arrives from Italy, and takes control of Africa, actin
Dire portents as Pompeius is forced to abandon Italy.
Cicero and others leave Italy to join Pompeius.
tonius, acting as Caesar's deputy, visits many of the Italian towns.
Caesar tries to return to Italy, but his boat is forced back by a sto
decides to follow Caesar to Thessaly, instead of returning to Italy.
priesthoods, residence in Italy, relief of debts, illegal guilds,
Brutus and Cassius leave Italy, without revealing their real destinat
Dolabella leaves Italy in order to take over the province of Asia.
Octavianus decides to return from Apollonia to Italy.
Octavianus travels across Italy to Tarracina in Latium.
proscribed join Sextus Pompeius after escaping from Italy by sea.
of the eastern provinces, and Octavianus agrees to return to Italy.
Octavianus' return to Italy is delayed by a serious illness.
vere disturbances throughout Italy, as Octavianus confiscates land
between the rival parties in Italy, the veterans declare their suppor
Octavian and his enemies in Italy; L.Antonius briefly gains control
eads false rumours about M.Antonius amongst his supporters in Italy.
Many supporters of Antonius flee from Italy.
makes a raid on the coast of Italy, while Agrippa is busy at the Ludi
Antonius sails to Italy, and attempts to capture Brundisium.
Sextus Pompeius, makes more raids on Italy, and occupies Sardinia.
Antonius leaves Italy and returns to Greece.
Maecenas governs Italy on behalf of Octavianus.
soldiers who have been brought over to Greece from Italy by Octavia.
All Italy takes an oath of allegiance to Octavianus.
Maecenas governs Italy in the absence of Octavianus.
ianus goes to Asia, after sending Agrippa to dispel unrest in Italy.
mutiny at Brundisium and allocates land in Italy to the veterans.
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