Piracy Timeline

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  • c. 475 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon drives the Dolopian pirates out of the Aegean island of Scyros.
  • 71 BCE
    Rome wages war on the Cretan pirates.
  • 69 BCE
    The pirate Athenodoros sets up his base in the Cylades.
  • 69 BCE - 67 BCE
    Rome wages a second war against the Cretan pirates.
  • 67 BCE
    Pompey assembles a naval fleet and attacks Pamphylia and Cilicia, principally to repress piracy.
  • 67 BCE
    The Gabinian Law is passed, giving Pompey great power to deal with pirates.
  • c. 67 CE
    The Roman port of Ostia provides a base for operations against the Cilician pirates.

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475 BCE: Athenian general Cimon drives the Dolopian pirates out of the Aegean island of Scyros.
 
 
71 BCE: Rome wages war on the Cretan pirates.
 
69 BCE: The pirate Athenodoros sets up his base in the Cylades.
 
 
69 BCE - 67 BCE: Rome wages a second war against the Cretan pirates.
 
 
67 BCE: Pompey assembles a naval fleet and attacks Pamphylia and Cilicia, principally to repress piracy.
 
 
67 BCE: The Gabinian Law is passed, giving Pompey great power to deal with pirates.
 
 
67 CE: The Roman port of Ostia provides a base for operations against the Cilician pirates.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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