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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.


(16 BCE - 21 CE)

Arminius was the son of the chief of the Germanic Cherusci tribe. Although he was raised as a Roman, he rebelled against his tutors over time and dealt them with one of the greatest failures in the history of the Roman Empire - in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE.

The likeness of Arminius


(24 May 15 BCE - 10 October 19 CE)

Germanicus was one of the greatest Roman generals. He became famous for successful campaigns carried out in Germania, after a defeat in the Teutoburg forest.

Bust of Germanicus


(1 August 10 BCE - 13 October 54 CE)

Claudius was a Roman emperor who ruled in the years 41-54 CE. He was one of the better-educated rulers who was discriminated because of his disability.

Emperor Claudius

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.


Seneca the Younger

(c. 4 BCE - 65 CE)

Seneca the Younger was a rhetorician, writer, poet and Roman philosopher. Called the "Philosopher" he was the teacher and guardian of Nero at the beginning of his reign.

Seneca the Younger on a Roman herm


(24 December 3 BCE - 15 January 69 CE)

Galba was a Roman emperor in 69 CE, the so-called "year of the four emperors", after the hated emperor Nero committed suicide. He aimed at introducing discipline in the army and savings. He died on the orders of Otho.


Pomponia Graecina

(? - 84 CE)

Pomponia Graecina lived in the 1st century CE. She was the wife of the Roman commander and conqueror of Britain Aulus Plautius. She was accused in 57 CE of professing "foreign superstition", which is often associated with Christianity.

Danuta Stenka as Pomponia Graecina in the film Quo vadis (2001).

Lucius Cecilus Iucundus

(? - c. 62 CE)

Lucius Cecilus Iucundus was a Roman banker who lived in Pompeii in the years 20-62 CE. Some of his house and bills have survived to our times.

Lucius Cecilus Iucundus

Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo

(c. 7 - 67 CE)

Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo was a Roman commander. He was famous for his victories in Lower Germany and the conflict between Rome and the Party over Armenia.

Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo


(17 November 9 - 23 June 79 CE)

Vespasian was a Roman emperor who ruled from 69-79 CE. The first ruler of the Flavian dynasty. He distinguished himself as a reformer and reorganizer of the state.


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