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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 Licinius Crassus

(114 - 53 BCE)

Marcus Licinius Crassus was a Roman politician and commander, a member of the first triumvirate. Known for his proverbial wealth, considered the richest Roman in history.

Marcus Licinius Crassus

Lucius Sergius Catilina

(108 - 62 BCE)

Lucius Sergius Catilina was born in 108 BCE. He was a Roman senator in the 1st century BCE who went down in history as the initiator of a conspiracy called the Conspiracy of Catilina. This plot was intended to overthrow the republic and the aristocratic Senate. However, he was prevented as a last resort by the famous speaker and politician Cicero.

Silhouette of a depressed and worried Catilina in the painting Cicero exposing Catilina by Cesare Maccari

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

(29 September 106 - 28 September 48 BCE)

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus ("the Great") was born on 29 September 106 BCE as Gnaeus Pompeius. He received his nickname Magnus from his contemporaries because of his great political and military successes and his services to Rome. Roman commander and politician; son of Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo.

Gnaeus Pompey the Great


(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.


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


(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

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)

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

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