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10s BC

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10s BC

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  • In Rome, Lucius Cornelius Balbus receives the honor of a triumph on the Forum Romanum, for his victories over the Garamantes in Africa.
  • Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa completes the Aqua Virgo; the aqueduct is 21 kilometers in length and supplies the city of Rome with about 100,000,000 liters of water every day.
  • The Cantabrians, living on the northernmost coast of Spain, are brought under Roman control. The region is completely subdued until 16 BC.
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    Roman empire
  • Caesar Augustus introduce the Lex Julia (Julian Laws):
  • Lex Iulia de Ambitu: Penalising bribery when acquiring political offices.
  • Lex Iulia de Maritandis Ordinibus: Limiting marriage across social class boundaries.
  • Asia
  • Onjo becomes the first ruler of the Korean kingdom of Baekje (traditional date).
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    Roman Empire
  • Under emperor Augustus, Rome celebrates the Secular games, for which Horace's hymn the Carmen Saeculare is commissioned.
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    Roman Empire
  • Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus and Publius Cornelius Scipio are Roman consuls.
  • Noricans having joined with the Pannonians in invading Histria, are defeated by Publius Silius Nerva, proconsul of Illyricum.
  • Noricum is incorporated into the Roman Empire.
  • Caesar Augustus reorganizes German provinces, makes Trier their capital.
  • Roman legate Marcus Lollius is defeated by a Germanic horde.
  • Approximate date of construction of the Roman temple of Maison Carrée at Nîmes (Colonia Nemausus) in Gallia Narbonensis.
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    Roman Empire
  • The Raeti tribes of the Alps are subjugated by Tiberius and Nero Claudius Drusus and the new Roman province of Raetia is established with Chur (in modern-day Switzerland) as its capital. During the campaign, Roman triremes on Lake Constance destroy the fleet of the Vindelici. Augsburg is founded as Augusta Vindelicorum, and becomes the capital of Raetia Prima; and Legio XXI Rapax is stationed at Regensburg in the new province.
  • Drusus decides to improve the passage through the Alps for military control of Noricum and Raetia and builds the Via Claudia Augusta through Italy.
  • Vienna becomes a frontier city (Vindobona) guarding the Roman Empire against the Germanic peoples.
  • Marcus Livius Drusus Libo and Lucius Calpurnius Piso are Roman Consuls.
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    Roman Empire
  • The Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus fortifies Augusta Vangionum, the modern city of Worms, Germany.
  • Caesar Augustus makes Beeroth (modern Beirut) a colonia, named Colonia Julia Augusta Felix Berytus.
  • Winter – The Roman Legio X Fretensis is stationed in Syria, the legionaries are settled at the ancient city of Beirut.
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    Roman Empire
  • Tiberius Claudius Nero and Publius Quinctilius Varus are Roman Consuls.
  • The Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus builds the stronghold of castrum Moguntiacum, the modern city of Mainz, Germany.
  • Drusus is granted governor of Gaul and mobilized a Roman army to beat the Germans back across the Rhine. He traveled to the North Sea and pays tribute to the Frisii.
  • The Ara Pacis Augustae ("Altar of Augustan Peace") is commissioned by the Roman Senate to honor the triumphal return of emperor Augustus from Hispania and Gaul.
  • Revolt in Thrace against Roman rule led by Vologaeses.
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    Roman Empire
  • Marcus Valerius Messalla Appianus and Publius Sulpicius Quirinius are Roman Consuls.
  • Tiberius Claudius Nero summoned to Pannonia due to severe revolt by the Delmataeians.
  • Roman armies based at Xanten, Cologne and Mainz campaign beyond the Rhine.
  • First official mention of Argentoratum, the city known in modern times as Strasbourg.
  • Emperor Augustus is given the title Pontifex Maximus.
  • Approximate date – Pyramid of Cestius erected in Rome.
  • India
  • King Azes II dies. The rule of the Indo-Scythians crumbles as the Kushans, one of the five tribes of the Yuezhi who lives in Bactria expand into India to create a Kushan Empire.
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  • Comet Halley makes an appearance.
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    Roman Empire
  • Quintus Aelius Tubero and Paullus Fabius Maximus are Roman Consuls.
  • Battle of the Lupia River: Roman forces under Augustus's stepson Nero Claudius Drusus win a victory in Germania.
  • May – Drusus secures the Rhine frontier and builds Roman fortresses near Bonn, Dorsten, Haltern, and Oberaden.
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    Roman Empire
  • The Obelisk of Montecitorio is brought from Egypt to Rome by emperor Augustus to be erected as a sundial gnomon of the Solarium Augusti, now in the Piazza Montecitorio.
  • The Romans build a bridge across the Rhine near Bonn.
  • A Roman military campT is established at Speyer.
  • Significant people

  • Caesar Augustus, Roman Emperor (27 BC–AD 14)
  • Births

  • Tiberius Claudius Nero, better known as Claudius. Born in 10 BC, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Deaths

  • Virgil, Roman poet (70 BC–19 BC)
  • References

    10s BC Wikipedia