A Museum of World History: 250 BC to 49 CE (Level 2: Guess the year)

When did it happen?
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Horace, 32, publishes a book of 38 odes.
23 BCE
Octavian, 36, becomes the first Roman Emperor and takes the name “Augustus.”
27 BCE
Virgil, 41, writes The Georgics, a series of poems that honor the simplicity of farm life.
29 BCE
Archimedes figures out how to measure the density of an object.
212 BCE
Qin Shihuang unites China’s Warring States and launches the Qin Dynasty.
221 BCE
Ovid, 35, writes Metamorphoses.
Cleopatra takes power in Egypt.
47 BCE
Han leader Liu Bang, 54, commands soldiers who defeat the soldiers of Xian Yu at the Battle of Gaixa, launching the Han Dynasty.
202 BCE
Julius Caesar commands an army that crosses the Rubicon river into Italy, leading to Caesar's election as dictator, and the end of the age of the Roman Republic.
49 BCE
The Silk Road's last link is completed by the Han, connecting China and the Roman Empire.
130 BCE
Wang Mang , 54, takes power from the Han in China.
Rome's population reaches 1 million, making it the largest city in the world
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