100 - 129 A.D.

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(Feature Photo: Part of the Roman Emperor Hadrian's wall on the border of England and Scotland taken in the year 2017, Credit: Carole Raddato, Wikimedia Commons)

 

100

RULERS & ROYALTY: Caesar Trajan is Roman Emperor – Evaristus is the pope/bishop of Rome

Polycarp, future bishop of Smyrna, turns 31

Justin Martyr, an early Christian apologist, is born in Nablus, Israel

Claudius Ptolemy (later writes the treatise Geography, see the year 1397) is born around this year, he later pursues his professional life in or around Alexandria, he goes on to write several treatise on not only astronomy and geography, but also astrology, music and optics; He created a cosmology model where the planets and sun orbit the earth (The Fourth Part of the World, Pg. 131) 

 

111

RULERS & ROYALTY: Caesar Trajan is Roman Emperor – Evaristus is the pope/bishop of Rome

Polycarp, future bishop of Smyrna, turns 32

Justin Martyr, an early Christian apologist, turns 1

 

112

RULERS & ROYALTY: Caesar Trajan is Roman Emperor – Evaristus is the pope/bishop of Rome

Polycarp, future bishop of Smyrna, turns 33

Justin Martyr, an early Christian apologist, turns 2

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Dear Sir:

The Roman governor of Bithynia in northwest Asia Minor writes a letter to Emperor Trajan “expressing his dismay over the rapid spread of the Christian faith," and says these people are varied and diverse,

“many in every period of life, on every level of society, of both sexes…in towns and in villages and scattered throughout the countryside"

(Church History in Plain Language, pg. 30)

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114

RULERS & ROYALTY: Caesar Trajan is Roman Emperor – Evaristus is the pope/bishop of Rome

Roman Emperor Trajan annexes Armenia and declares war on Parthia

 

115

Romans build a lighthouse at Dover to guide ships into the harbor, the base of the fleet patrolling the Channel (until 40 A.D.)

 

117   

RULERS & ROYALTY: Trajan dies and Hadrian becomes Roman Emperor

Tacitus writes the last work, the Annals, a now incomplete history of Rome from Augustus to Nero (it is Tacitus who first gives us the story of the British Queen Boudica) (Under Another Sky pg. 23)

 

122   

Work begins on Hadrian’s Wall at the border between what is now England and Scotland to keep the Picts out of Britain

 

124   

A garrison fort is built on Hadrian’s wall at Housesteads in Northumberland, it has been fully excavated and had room to house 1,000 men (Castles, Palaces, and Historic Homes pg. 21)

 

128   

Hadrian’s Wall is opened, by its completion, it ran for 73 miles from Newcastle to Carlisle, and after every mile soldiers built a small “Mile Castle” fortification, and after every 4 mile, they erected a garrison fort that could house up to 1,000 men. (Castles, Palaces, and Historic Homes pg. 21) 

 

129   

Galen, a Greek physician, writer and philosopher who exercised dominant influence on medical theory and practice in Europe from the Middle Ages until the mid-17th century is born in Pergamum (Turkey), his authority in the Byzantine world and the Muslim Middle East was similarly long-lived (Encyclopedia Britannica)