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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.

Marcus Junius Brutus

(85 or 78 - 23 October 42 BCE)

Marcus Junius Brutus was a politician and Roman leader. A supporter of optimates. He was among the leaders of the plot against Caesar and was one of the killers.

Marcus Junius Brutus

Gaius Cassius Longinus

(3 October 85 - 3 October 42 BCE)

Gaius Cassius Longinus was a Roman commander, one of Caesar's assassins, later fought against the Second Triumvirate. One of the last defenders of the republic.

Denarius with the image of Cassius


(86 - 35 BCE)

Sallust was a great Roman historiographer. Sallust became a very devoted supporter of Caesar and was closely associated with the popular party.


Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

(c. 89 - 12 BCE

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus was a Roman politician and commander. One of Caesar's supporters, and then one of the triumvirs in the so-called II Triumvirate.

Coin with the image of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

Cato the Younger

(95 - 46 BCE)

Cato the Younger was a Roman politician (optimist) and philosopher. He imitated the way of being an Elder Caton, who was ideal for him.

Bust of Cato the Younger of Volubilis (Morocco)


(c. 99 - c. 55 BCE)

Lucretius was a Roman poet and philosopher. His works, along with Catullus and the comedy-writers Plautus and Terentius, have survived to our times.



(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

Publilius Syrus

(1st century BCE)

Publilius Syrus lived in the 1st century BCE. He was a Roman writer, mime artist, theater representative and creator of a sentences. He wrote in Latin.


Gaius Julius Caesar

(12 July 100 - 15 March 44 BCE)

Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE) was a Roman politician, one of the greatest leaders in history and a great figure in the ancient world.

Julius Caesar


(3 January 106 - 7 December 43 BCE)

Cicero was one of the greatest Roman and antiquity speakers. A popularizer of philosophy and a politician belonging to the optimism faction.


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