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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.

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


(c. 250 - 184 BCE)

Plautus was a Roman comedy writer, one of the oldest Roman writers, whose works have been preserved in larger fragments.


Hypatia of Alexandria

(c. 350-370 - 415 CE)

Hypatia of Alexandria was a brilliant scientist who was brutally killed by a Christian mob. Suspected of participation in the murder of St. Cyril.

Hypatia, Jules Maurice Gaspard

Flavius ​​Honorius

(9 September 384 - 15 August 423 CE)

Flavius ​​Honorius was a Western Roman emperor who reigned in the years 395-423 CE. After Theodosius' death, he and his brother Arcadius took power in the Empire.

Flavius ​​Honorius or Valens


(5th - 4th century BCE)

Makrobiusz był to rzymski pisarz i filozof neoplatoński, żyjący i tworzący na przełomie IV i V wieku n.e.


Valentinian I

(3 July 321 - 18 November 375 CE)

Valentinian I was a Roman emperor in the years 364-375 CE. He ruled the western and eastern parts of the empire; over time, he handed over the rule in the eastern part to his brother - Valens. After a few years, he appointed Gratian as co-emperor. He died of nervousness.

Valentinian I

Libius Severus

(c. 420 - 15 August 465 CE)

Libius Severus was a Roman emperor who was in fact under the influence of a barbarian leader, Ricimer.

Libius Severus

Flavius Josephus

(37 - after 94 CE)

Flavius Josephus ​​was a Jewish historian who, after being liberated by Vespasian, devoted himself entirely to literary work. He described the Jewish uprising.

Flavius Josephus

Spurius Cassius Vecellinus

(? - 485 BCE)

Spurius Cassius Vecellinus is the first person of the oldest period of the Roman Republic, the existence of which is certified in sources.


Tarquinius the Elder

(? - 578 BCE)

Tarquinius the Elder was the fifth king of Rome. He reigned in the years 617-578 BCE According to Livy, he was of Etruscan origin.

Tarquinius the Elder

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