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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.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola

(13 June 40 - 23 August 93 CE)

Julius Agricola was a Roman commander who in the years 77-84 CE was governor in Britain. In 80 CE he undertook an expedition to conquer Caledonia (currently Scotland).

Statue of Julius Agrykoli in Bath (England)

Germanicus

(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

Quintus Labienus

(1st century BCE)

Quintus Labienus was a Roman commander at the end of the Roman Republic. He was the son of Titus Labienus - the eminent commander of Caesar during the Gallic Wars and later Pompey's supporter in the civil war.

Quintus Labienus on a coin from 40 BCE

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.

Stefan Bakałowicz, At the Patron

Flavius Stilicho

(c. 360 - 22 August 408 CE)

Flavius Stilicho, along with Flavius Aetius, was the last great commander of ancient Rome.

Flavius Stilicho

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.

Bust of Cato the Younger of Volubilis (Morocco)

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.

Cicero

Gaius Julius Caesar

(12 July 100 - 15 March 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.

Julius Caesar

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

(29 September 106 - 28 September 48 BCE)

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus ("the Great") was born on 29 September 106 BCE as Gnaeus Pompeius. He received his nickname Magnus from his contemporaries because of his great political and military successes and his services to Rome. Roman commander and politician; son of Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo.

Gnaeus Pompey the Great

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