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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.

Publius Quintilius Varus

(c. 46 BCE - September 9 CE)

Publius Quintilius Varus was a Roman politician and commander during the reign of Octavian Augustus. He commanded 3 legions destroyed in the Teutoburg Forest.

Defeated Varus

Caesarion

(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.

Caesarion

Piso Pontifex

(48 BCE - 32 CE)

Piso Pontifex was a Roman senator and commander from the time of the principate's beginning. Brother of Calpurnia Pisonia, who became the third wife of Julius Caesar.

Bust of Piso Pontifex

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

Propertius

(c. 50 - c. 15 BCE)

Propertius was a Roman poet of the Augustus period. He wrote mainly love elegies, the most famous of which were dedicated to a woman named Cynthia.

Auguste Jean Baptiste Vinchon, Propercius and Cynthia in Tivoli

Titus Livius

(59 BCE - 17 CE)

Titus Livius was the chief historian of the Augustus era. His partially preserved work "Ab urbe condita" is the source of the history of Rome.

Titus Livius

Publius Ventidius Bassus

(1st century BCE)

Publius Ventidius Bassus was a Roman general and one of Julius Caesar's charges. He won crucial victories against the Parthians that resulted in the death of key leaders.

Publius Ventidius Bassus

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

(63 - 12 BCE)

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was an extraordinary politician and military commander. He was a son-in-law, lieutenant and a close friend of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.

Agrippa

Augustus

(23 September 63 BCE – 19 August 14 CE)

Augustus was the first emperor of Rome in history. At a young age, he was recognized as the main heir to the murdered Caesar, which brought him to the political scene and the final process of the Republic's downfall. Despite his poor health, he proved the ambition and determination that led him to take power.

Octavian Augustus

Horace

(8 December 65 - 27 November 8 BCE)

Horace was one of the greatest Roman lyricists during Augustus reign. He was active in the period of the greatest flowering of Roman literature.

Horace

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