Roman Dates

BCE    48         Pompei murdered in Egypt
            39-33   Mark Antony vs. Parthians and Armenians
            31        Battle of Actium - Antony defeated by Octavian - becomes Augustus
            30        Roman annexation of Egypt - suicide of Antony and Cleopatra
            25        Campaign in Sudan - to find source of the Nile - unsuccessful
            25-23   Expedition to Arabia

CE       54-68   Nero - war in Armenia - again expedition to find source of Nile
            70        Destruction of Jerusalem
            106      Trajan - annexation Nabataean Kingdom - becomes province of Arabia
            114-17 War with Parthians
            162-4   Again war with Parthians
            194-9   Again war with Parthians
            226      Fall of Parthian dynasty - Ardashir, first Sasanian king
            260s -  "High" point of Roman rule in east
            272      Fall of Palmyra
            330      Founding of Constantinople