Ostia Timeline

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  • c. 620 BCE
    Posible founding date for Ostia, the port of Rome.
  • 225 BCE - 150 BCE
    The Temple of Hercules is built at Ostia.
  • c. 14 CE
    The Temple of Rome and Augustus is built at Ostia.
  • c. 42 CE
    Extensive expansion of the Roman port of Ostia is begun with the construction of two giant moles at Portus.
  • c. 64 CE
    The Roman port of Ostia reaches its maximum size becoming a major urban centre.
  • c. 67 CE
    The Roman port of Ostia provides a base for operations against the Cilician pirates.