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Biographies of Romans (Politicians and generals)

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.

Appius Claudius Caecus

(c. 340 - 273 BCE)

Roman patrician and politician from the turn of the 4th and 3rd century BCE. He was the builder of the first aqueduct, the Aqua Appia (312 BCE) and the first beaten road, Via Appia.

Marcus Licinius Crassus

(114 - 53 BCE)

Marcus Licinius Crassus was a Roman politician and commander, a member of the first triumvirate. Known for his proverbial wealth, considered the richest Roman in history.

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

(29 September 106 - 28 September 48 BCE)

Gnaeus Pompeius (called "Magnus") was a Roman commander and politician; Caesar's great rival in the civil war. Pompey received his nickname Magnus from the contemporaries because of his great political and military successes and his services to Rome.

Cicero

(3 January 106 - 7 December 43 BCE)

Cicero was one of the greatest Roman and antiquity speakers. A popularizer of philosophy and a politician belonging to the optimism faction.

Gaius Julius Caesar

(12 July 100 - 15 Match 44 BCE)

Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE) was a Roman politician, one of the greatest leaders in history and a great figure in the ancient world.

Cato the Younger

(95 - 46 BCE)

Cato the Younger was a Roman politician (optimist) and philosopher. He imitated the way of being an Elder Caton, who was ideal for him.

Mark Antony

(14 January 83 - 1 August 30 BCE)

Mark Antony was a Roman leader and politician. He was an officer of Julius Caesar and his supporter. After his death, he took part in a civil war.

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.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

(63 - 12 BCE)

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was an extraordinary politician and military commander. He was a son-in-law, lieutenant and a close friend of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.

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