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In the history of ancient Rome, appeared many famous figures. Many of them have been remembered as cruel tyrants, eg. Caligula, Nero or Caracalla. Others, on the other hand, became famous as great reformers: Augustus, Claudius, Marcus Aurelius, Diocletian, and Constantine the Great. Also, do not forget about the Roman commanders, who often rescued the Roman state from extermination.
The great creators of Roman culture who also significantly influenced the further development of the world were also remembered. I will present people who have become famous for their great deeds.
Pertinax ruled as a Roman emperor for three months in 193 CE. He was the son of an ordinary liberator who, despite his low position, became emperor.
Marcus Junius Brutus was a politician and Roman leader. A supporter of optimates. He was among the leaders of the plot against Caesar and was one of the killers.
Publilius Syrus lived in the 1st century BCE. He was a Roman writer, mime artist, theater representative and creator of a sentences. He wrote in Latin.
Lucius Licinius Lucullus was a Roman commander and politician. Sulla's supporter, famous for his victories in the war with the ruler of Pontus, Mithridates VI Eupator.
Catullus was a Roman poet from Verona, belonging to the group of neo-serics, the only representative of them, whose works have survived in greater numbers.
Jovian was Roman emperor in the years 363-364 CE. He received power after the death of Emperor Julian the Apostate, when a military council met.
Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect of Judea. According to the Gospels, Pontius approved Jesus' death sentence.
Lucius Quincius Cincinnatus was a Roman consul and dictator from the mid-5th century BCE. Cincinnatus has been invoked many times as a model of civic virtue.
Constantius II was a Roman emperor in the years 337-361 CE, who, after a period of internal struggles, took over the entire country. Opponent of traditional beliefs.
Gnaeus Pompey Strabo was a Roman leader and politician; father of the famous Pompey the Great.
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