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Biographies of Romans

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.


(320 - 18 January 350 CE)

Constans was a Roman emperor who ruled in the years 337-350 CE. He was the son of Constantine I, who fell to the central part of the Empire: Italy with the Alpine lands as far as the Danube, and part of the Balkans and North Africa (without Egypt).

Emperor Constans

Antonia the Younger

(31 January 36 BCE - 1 May 37 CE)

Antonia the Younger was the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia the Younger. Wife of Drusus the Elder and mother of Germanicus and the future emperor Claudius.

Bust of Antonia the Younger

Gaius Cassius Longinus

(3 October 85 - 3 October 42 BCE)

Gaius Cassius Longinus was a Roman commander, one of Caesar's assassins, later fought against the Second Triumvirate. One of the last defenders of the republic.

Denarius with the image of Cassius

Octavia the Younger

(69 - 11 BCE)

Octavia the Younger was born in 69 BCE. She was the older sister of the future first emperor of Rome - Octavian Augustus, and the fourth wife of the commander Mark Antony.

Octavia the Younger

Septimia Zenobia

(c. 240 - c. 274 CE)

Septimia Zenobia was the wife of the king of Palmyra - Odenatus, after his death in 267 CE she tried to strengthen the position of her minor son, Vaballat. Zenobia, thanks to its skilful policy, led the expansion and had full power in the eastern territories of the Roman Empire.

Zenobia, author of the painting unknown


(20 BCE - 18 October 31 CE)

Sejanus was the omnipotent prefect of the praetorian guard of Emperor Tiberius, who sought a coup and seizure of power in the Empire.

Roman As representing Tiberius


(c. 238 - c. 148 BCE)

Masinissa was the first king of the Numidians (202-148 BCE). His state included the present territories of eastern Algeria and western Tunisia.



(15 October 70 - 21 September 19 BCE)

Virgil was an outstanding Roman poet, the greatest epic of his time. Author of Aeneid - the national epic of ancient Romans.



(16 BCE - 21 CE)

Arminius was the son of the chief of the Germanic Cherusci tribe. Although he was raised as a Roman, he rebelled against his tutors over time and dealt them with one of the greatest failures in the history of the Roman Empire.

The likeness of Arminius


(328 – 9 August 378 CE)

Valens was born in 328 CE. He was a Roman emperor in the years 364 - 378 CE. He died in the Battle of Adrianople.

Flavius ​​Honorius or Valens

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