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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.

Ceionius Commodus

(13 January 101 - 13 January 138 CE)

Ceionius Commodus was adopted by Hadrian and appointed his heir to the throne of Rome. The emperor's plans were destroyed by the unexpected death of Commodus.

Ceionius Commodus

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

Lucian of Samosata

(c. 120 - c. 190 CE)

Lucian of Samosata was a Roman rhetoric and satirist who wrote in Greek. He is considered the creator of social satire.

Lucian of Samosata

Marcus Aurelius

(26 April 121 - 17 March 180 CE)

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor who ruled in 161-180 CE. He was one of the most outstanding and educated emperors of Rome.

Marcus Aurelius

Apuleius of Madaura

(c. 125 - after 170 CE)

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.

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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

Didius Julianus

(30 January 133 - 1 June 193 CE)

Didius Julianus reigned from March 28 to June 1, 193 CE. As an influential and wealthy senator, after the murder of Pertinax, he obtained imperial dignity in the auction.

Didius Julianus

Gaius Pescennius Niger

(c. 135 - 194 CE)

Gaius Pescennius Niger was the Roman emperor ruling in 193-194 CE. He was raised to the throne by eastern legions. He fought in a civil war, among others with Septimius Severus.

Gaius Pescennius Niger

Septimius Severus

(11 April 145/6 – 4 February 211 CE)

Septimius Severus was Roman emperor ruling in 193-211 CE. He won the civil war and stabilized the situation in the state after the death of Commodus. He began a new dynasty - Syrian.

Septimius Severus

Clodius Albinus

(c. 150 - 19 February 197 CE)

Clodius Albinus was a Roman emperor who reigned in the years 196-197 CE as a usurper. Appointed by troops in Gaul and Spain.

Clodius Albinus

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