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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.

Lucius Verus

(15 December 130 - February 169 CE)

Lucius Verus reigned in Rome in the years 161-169 CE together with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius. He became famous for his love to fun.

Lucius Verus


(1 August 126 - 28 March 193 CE)

Pertinax ruled as a Roman emperor for three months in 193 CE. He was the son of an ordinary liberator who, despite his low position, became emperor.


Apuleius of Madaura

(c. 125 - after 170 CE)

Apuleius, also called Apuleius of Madaura, was a Berber writer and philosopher from the 2nd century CE. Author of the satirical romance Metamorphoses / The Golden Ass.


Marcus Aurelius

(26 April 121 - 17 March 180 CE)

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor who ruled in 161-180 CE. He was one of the most outstanding and educated emperors of Rome.

Marcus Aurelius

Lucian of Samosata

(c. 120 - c. 190 CE)

Lucian of Samosata was a Roman rhetoric and satirist who wrote in Greek. He is considered the creator of social satire.

Lucian of Samosata

Elius Aristides

(26 November 117 - c. 180 CE)

Aristides was a leading representative of the second sophistry, an intellectual current developed during the early Roman Empire.

Elius Aristides

Ceionius Commodus

(13 January 101 - 13 January 138 CE)

Ceionius Commodus was adopted by Hadrian and appointed his heir to the throne of Rome. The emperor's plans were destroyed by the unexpected death of Commodus.

Ceionius Commodus

Faustina the Elder

(c. 100 - 140 CE)

Faustina the Elder was the daughter of Marek Annius Verus and Faustina Rupilia. She also went down in history as the aunt of emperor Marcus Aurelius. But her biography also hides an interesting story - she was one of the most engaged empresses in improving the education of the lower social strata...

Bust of Faustina the Elder

Claudius Ptolemy

(c. 100 - c. 168 CE)

Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer. He lived in Alexandria belonging at that time to the Roman Empire.

Klaudius Ptolemy

Appian of Alexandria

(c. 95 - c. 180 CE)

Appian of Alexandria was a famous Greek writing historian during the reign of Rome. He became famous for his position - "Roman History".


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