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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.

Tertullian

(c. 150 - 240 CE)

Tertullian was a Latin theologian from North Africa who was converted to Christianity in 190 CE. Zealous apologist.

Tertullian

Germanicus

(24 May 15 BCE - 10 October 19 CE)

Germanicus was one of the greatest Roman generals. He became famous for successful campaigns carried out in Germania, after a defeat in the Teutoburg forest.

Bust of Germanicus

Flavius Vegetius

(2nd half of 4th century CE)

Flavius ​​Vegetius, born as Publius Flavius ​​Vegetius Renatus was a Roman writer and historian in the second half of the 4th century CE. Author of outstanding work on military - De rei militari. In De rei militari Vegetius describes himself as a Christian.

New address of website IMPERIUM ROMANUM

Tullia – daughter of Cicero

(79/8 - 45 BCE)

Tullia - the beloved daughter of an eminent Roman speaker and politician, Cicero - was born in 79 or 78 BCE. She was the first child and the only daughter of Cicero and Terentia. Her younger brother was Marcus Tullius Cicero Minor - who became a consul in 30 BCE.

Sculpture of a woman

Quintus Labienus

(1st century BCE)

Quintus Labienus was a Roman commander at the end of the Roman Republic. He was the son of Titus Labienus - the eminent commander of Caesar during the Gallic Wars and later Pompey's supporter in the civil war.

Quintus Labienus on a coin from 40 BCE

Seneca the Younger

(c. 4 BCE - 65 CE)

Seneca the Younger was a rhetorician, writer, poet and Roman philosopher. Called the "Philosopher" he was the teacher and guardian of Nero at the beginning of his reign.

Seneca the Younger on the Roman herm

Lucius Verus

(15 December 130 - February 169 CE)

Lucius Verus reigned in Rome in the years 161-169 CE together with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius. He became famous for his love to fun.

Lucius Verus

Gaius Cilnius Maecenas

(c. 70 - 8 BCE)

Gaius Cilnius Maecenas was a Roman politician, adviser and friend of Octavian Augustus. Patron of poets and artists. His name became the name of the protector of art and science.

Stefan Bakałowicz, At the Patron

Flavius Stilicho

(c. 360 - 22 August 408 CE)

Flavius Stilicho, along with Flavius Aetius, was the last great commander of ancient Rome.

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Vitruvius

(1st century BCE)

Vitruvius was a great Roman architect and war engineer. He was a constructor of war machines. The creator of the so-called Vitruvian man.

Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci

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