Timelines - Syria Timelines
Map of Ancient Syria Public Domain. Samuel Butler Atlas of the Ancient and Classical World (1907/8).
- 332 B.C.
Alexander the Great conquers Syria.
- 274-271 B.C.
First Syrian War.
- c. 195 B.C.
Seleucids rule Phoenicia.
- 64 B.C.
The Roman general Pompey defeats the Seleucid Antiochus XIII. Syria becomes a Roman province.
- A.D. 117
When Trajan dies, Syria's governor, Hadrian, becomes emperor.
- A.D. 262-266
Odaenathus, husband of Zenobia, restores Syria and Armenia to the Roman Empire after the defeat of Valerian by the Sassanid king Shapur. After Odaenathus' assassination, Zenobia rebelled.
- A.D. 272
Emperor Aurelian regains Palmyra and Zenobia.
- A.D. 609-628
Part of the Sassanid Empire.
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
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