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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.

Publilius Syrus

(1st century BCE)

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.

Logo IMPERIUM ROMANUM

Lucius Licinius Lucullus

(117 - 56 BCE)

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.

Lucullus came from a distinguished plebeian family

Gaius Valerius Catullus

(c. 84 - c. 54 BCE)

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.

Catullus

Jovian

(c. 331 - 17 February 364 CE)

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.

Jovian

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect of Judea. According to the Gospels, Pontius approved Jesus' death sentence.

Christ and Pilate, Nikolai Ge

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

(519 - 430 BCE)

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.

Statue of Lucius Quincius Cincinnatus in Paris

Constantius II

(7 August 317 - 3 November 361 CE)

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.

Constantius II

Lucretius

(c. 99 - c. 55 BCE)

Lucretius was a Roman poet and philosopher. His works, along with Catullus and the comedy-writers Plautus and Terentius, have survived to our times.

Lucretius

Hadrian

(24 January 76 - 10 July 138 CE)

Hadrian was a Roman emperor in the years 117-138 CE. He is considered one of the best emperors of Rome; belonged to the so-called five good emperors.

Emperor Hadrian

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