Visual Timeline: Tarentum
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706 BCE: Sparta founds the colony of Tarentum in Magna Graecia.
530 BCE: The Bronze Zeus of Tarentum is sculpted.
490 BCE: Tarentum wins victories against the Messapians and Peucetians in Magna Graecia.
480 BCE: Tarentum wins victories against the Messapians and Peucetians in Magna Graecia.
475 BCE: The Messapians inflict a heavy defeat on Tarentum in Magna Graecia.
433 BCE: The colony of Heraclea in Magna Graecia is founded by Tarentum.
400 BCE - 350 BCE: Life of Archytas, statesman and Pythagorean philosopher, who ruled at Tarentum.
280 BCE - 275 BCE: King Pyrrhus of Epirus wages the Pyrrhic War against the Romans in Italy, defence of Tarentum being the pretext.
280 BCE - 272 BCE: Roman war against Tarentum. Rome conquers Tarentum. Rome's dominance in lower Italy is secured.
270 BCE: Rome occupies Tarentum in Magna Graecia.
218 BCE - 201 BCE: Second Punic War.
209 BCE: Tarentum comes under Roman control during the Second Punic War.
89 BCE: The Roman colony of Neptunia comes under the control of Tarentum.
59 BCE: Roman veterans are settled at Tarentum.