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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.

Publius Quintilius Varus

(c. 46 BCE - September 9 CE)

Publius Quintilius Varus was a Roman politician and commander during the reign of Octavian Augustus. He commanded 3 legions destroyed in the Teutoburg Forest.

Defeated Varus

Ovid

(20 March 43 BCE - 17 or 18 CE)

Ovid was one of the greatest Roman elegics and poets of the Augustan era. Horace's friend.

Ovid

Tiberius

(16 November 42 BCE - 16 March 37 CE)

Tiberius was a Roman emperor ruling from 14 to 37 CE. Thanks to the adoption by Augustus, he entered the family of Julia and became the second emperor of Rome.

Bust of emperor Tiberius

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect of Judea. According to the Gospels, Pontius approved Jesus' death sentence.

Christ and Pilate, Nikolai Ge

Drusus the Elder

(14 Janaury 38 - 9 BCE)

Drusus the Elder was one of the most prominent Romans of the 1st century BCE. He had tremendous military talent which allowed him to wage victorious campaigns in Germany.

Drusus the Elder

Antonia the Younger

(31 January 36 BCE - 1 May 37 CE)

Antonia the Younger was the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia the Younger. Wife of Drusus the Elder and mother of Germanicus and the future emperor Claudius.

Bust of Antonia the Younger

Sejanus

(20 BCE - 18 October 31 CE)

Sejanus was the omnipotent prefect of the praetorian guard of Emperor Tiberius, who sought a coup and seizure of power in the Empire.

Roman As representing Tiberius

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