180 - 199 A.D.


(Feature Photo: A section of the Parthian monument from the ancient city of Ephesus in the Ephesus Museum in Vienna Austria, the section show is called "The Emperor's Apotheosis"; Credit: Manfred Werner, Wikimedia Commons)



Origen (early Christian scholar who influenced Eusebius) is born in Alexandria, Egypt



The converted stoic philosopher, Pantaenus, is teaching Christians in Alexandria (which at this point was becoming a key intellectual center for the Christian faith) and he very likely traveled to India, Clement was his pupil (Church History in Plain Language pg. 34)



“From the end of the 2nd century, it [Carthage] had its own Christian bishop, and among its luminaries were the Church Fathers Tertullian and St. Cyprian" (Encyclopedia Britannica)



RULERS & ROYALTY: Roman Emperor (one of them, at least) Commodus dies

The Irish king of Munster, King Eoghan Mór, dies; From him comes one of the oldest verifiable pedigrees stretching to the 51st generation (our modern generation) according to Debretts (The Druids, pg. 202) 




And the Winner Is...

RULERS & ROYALTY: Publius Helvius Pertinax becomes Roman Emperor from January to March, then Marcus Didius Severus Julianus becomes Roman Emperor from March to June, then Septimus Severus becomes Roman Emperor





First Parthian War



Second Parthian War begins



RULERS & ROYALTY: Caracalla becomes Roman Emperor,

Second Parthian War ends