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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.
Apuleius, also called Apuleius of Madaura, was a Berber writer and philosopher from the 2nd century CE. Author of the satirical romance Metamorphoses / The Golden Ass.
Caesarion was the son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra VII and the last pharaoh of Egypt. Probably killed by order of Octavian Augustus.
Antoninus Pius was a Roman emperor in the years 138 - 161 CE. The period of his reign is a time of prosperity and peace, often called Pax Romana.
Ammianus Marcellinus was born around 330 CE in Antioch, the capital of Syria. He was a historian and Roman commander of Greek origin.
Aulus Plautius earned his reputation as a legion commander during the conquest of Britain in 43 CE, during the reign of Emperor Claudius.
Britannicus was the son of Emperor Claudius and Messalina. He received the nickname in honor of his father's conquest of Britain in 43 CE. Murdered on the orders of Nero.
Galba was a Roman emperor in 69 CE, the so-called "year of the four emperors", after the hated emperor Nero committed suicide. He aimed at introducing discipline in the army and savings. He died on the orders of Otho.
Drusus the Elder was one of the most prominent Romans of the 1st century BCE. He had tremendous military talent which allowed him to wage victorious campaigns in Germany.
Lucius Julius Caesar was the son of Marcus Agrippa and grandson of Emperor Augustus. Anticipated as a successor to power, he died unexpectedly in 2 CE.
Majorian was a West Roman emperor in 457-461 CE. He is considered the last non-marionette ruler of the Western Empire.
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