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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.

Diadumenian

(14 September 208 - 8 June 218 CE)

Diadumenian was the son of Emperor Macrinus. He was a co-emperor from 218 CE. He was killed with his father the same year.

Diadumenian

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

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

Claudius Aelianus

(c. 175 - c. 235 CE)

Claudius Aelianus was a Roman writer and teacher of rhetoric. He was active in the time of Emperor Septimius Severus. He was called "the honey-tongued".

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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.

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Caesarion

(47 - 30 BCE)

Caesarion was the son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra VII and the last pharaoh of Egypt. Probably killed by order of Octavian Augustus.

Caesarion

Antoninus Pius

(19 September 86 - 7 March 161 CE)

Antoninus Pius was a Roman emperor in the years 138 - 161 CE. The period of his reign is a time of prosperity and peace, often called Pax Romana.

Antoninus Pius

Ammianus Marcellinus

(c. 330 - after 392 CE)

Ammianus Marcellinus was born around 330 CE in Antioch, the capital of Syria. He was a historian and Roman commander of Greek origin.

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Aulus Plautius

(? - after 57 CE)

Aulus Plautius earned his reputation as a legion commander during the conquest of Britain in 43 CE, during the reign of Emperor Claudius.

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