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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.


(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 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

Gaius Valerius Catullus

(c. 84 - c. 54 BCE)

Catullus was a Roman poet from Verona, belonging to the group of neo-serics, the only representative of them, whose works have survived in greater numbers.


Mark Antony

(14 January 83 - 1 August 30 BCE)

Mark Antony was an excellent Roman commander, and at the same time a brilliant politician. He was an officer of Julius Caesar and his supporter. After his death, he took part in the civil war.

Bust of Mark Antony

Tullia – daughter of Cicero

(79/8 - 45 BCE)

Tullia - the beloved daughter of an eminent Roman speaker and politician, Cicero - was born in 79 or 78 BCE. She was the first child and the only daughter of Cicero and Terentia. Her younger brother was Marcus Tullius Cicero Minor - who became a consul in 30 BCE.

Sculpture of a woman

Gaius Cilnius Maecenas

(c. 70 - 8 BCE)

Gaius Cilnius Maecenas was a Roman politician, adviser and friend of Octavian Augustus. Patron of poets and artists. His name became the name of the protector of art and science.

Stefan Bakałowicz, At the Patron


(15 October 70 - 21 September 19 BCE)

Virgil was an outstanding Roman poet, the greatest epic of his time. Author of Aeneid - the national epic of ancient Romans.


Cleopatra VII

(69 - 12 August 30 BCE)

Cleopatra VII, called the Great. She was the last pharaoh ruling Egypt of Ptolemy. After her death, Egypt was ruled by the Romans.

Cleopatra VII

Octavia the Younger

(69 - 11 BCE)

Octavia the Younger was born in 69 BCE. She was the older sister of the future first emperor of Rome - Octavian Augustus, and the fourth wife of the commander Mark Antony.

Octavia the Younger

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