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Biographies of Romans (Others)

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.

Herod Agrippa I

Every person interested in antiquity certainly associates the figure of the king of Judea, Herod the Great. He was remembered as a great builder, philhellene, but also as a cruel despot and tyrant. However, much less is said about his descendant, an equally interesting figure who influenced not only the fate of Jews and their homeland, but also partly the fate of the entire Roman Empire. This figure is the grandson of Herod the Great, King Herod Agrippa I.

Herod Agrippa I

Lucius Cecilus Iucundus

(? - c. 62 CE)

Lucius Cecilus Iucundus was a Roman banker who lived in Pompeii in the years 20-62 CE. Some of his house and bills have survived to our times.

Lucius Cecilus Iucundus


(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.



(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 - in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE.

The likeness of Arminius

Elius Aristides

(26 November 117 - c. 180 CE)

Aristides was a leading representative of the second sophistry, an intellectual current developed during the early Roman Empire.

Elius Aristides


(47 - 30 BCE)

Caesarion was the son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra VII and the last pharaoh of Egypt. Probably killed by order of Octavian Augustus.



(12 February 41 - 11 February 55 CE)

Britannicus was the son of the emperor Claudius and Messalina. He received the nickname to celebrate the conquest of Britain by his father in 43 CE. He was murdered by order of Nero, as a rival to the throne.

Detail of the statue showing Britannicus

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