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From left, clockwise: Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon; Fire of Alexandria following a Roman siege; Assassination of Julius Caesar; Assassination of Pompey the Great.

This article concerns the period 49 BC – 40 BC.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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49 BC

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48 BCEdit

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EgyptEdit
  • September 28 – Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy XIII, after landing in Egypt (may have occurred September 29, records unclear).
  • October – Julius Caesar reaches Alexandria, a city founded by Alexander the Great. He is met by an Egyptian delegation from Ptolemy XIII. The Egyptians offer him gifts: the ring of Pompey and his head.
  • Queen Cleopatra VII returns to the palace rolled into a Persian carpet and has it presented to Caesar by her servant. The Egyptian princess, only twenty-one years old, becomes his mistress.
  • December – Battle in Alexandria: Forces of Caesar and his ally Cleopatra VII and those of rival King Ptolemy XIII and Queen Arsinoe IV. The latter two are defeated and flee the city, but during the battle part of the Library of Alexandria catches fire.
AsiaEdit

47 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit
EgyptEdit
AnatoliaEdit
JudeaEdit
ChinaEdit

46 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit

45 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit
AsiaEdit

44 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit
EuropeEdit

43 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
GaulEdit
AsiaEdit

42 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit

41 BCEdit

By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit
EgyptEdit

40 BCEdit

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Roman RepublicEdit

AsiaEdit

EgyptEdit
GreeceEdit
ParthiaEdit
ChinaEdit

Significant peopleEdit

BirthsEdit

49 BC

48 BC

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45 BC

44 BC

43 BC

42 BC

41 BC

40 BC

DeathsEdit

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42 BC

41 BC

40 BC


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Warfare in the Classical World, John Warry (1980), p. 177. ISBN 0-8061-2794-5
  2. ^ Haskell, H. J.: This was Cicero (1964), p. 293