51 Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title ''princeps iuventutis'' (head of the youth).
53 Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia
54 Nero ascends to the Roman throne
55 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
66 Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's ''Iliad''.
69 Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor.