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.
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.
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.
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.