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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.

Drusus the Elder

(14 Janaury 38 - 9 BCE)

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.

Drusus the Elder

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect of Judea. According to the Gospels, Pontius approved Jesus' death sentence.

Christ and Pilate, Nikolai Ge


(16 November 42 BCE - 16 March 37 CE)

Tiberius was a Roman emperor ruling from 14 to 37 CE. Thanks to the adoption by Augustus, he entered the family of Julia and became the second emperor of Rome.



(20 March 43 BCE - 17 or 18 CE)

Ovid was one of the greatest Roman elegics and poets of the Augustan era. Horace's friend.


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


(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.


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


(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

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