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Biographies of Romans (Representatives of culture)

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.


(c. 40 - c. 102-104 CE)

Latin poet, considered to be the creator of the epigram (a short lyrical piece with an expressive punch line). Author of 15 books of epigrams.

Pliny the Elder

(23 - 25 August 79 CE)

Pliny the Elder was a Roman historian and writer. His work is "Natural History", an encyclopedia that is a mine of knowledge of Roman times.


(c. 150 - 240 CE)

Tertullian was a Latin theologian from North Africa who was converted to Christianity in 190 CE. Zealous apologist.

Flavius Vegetius

(2nd half of 4th century CE)

Flavius ​​Vegetius, born as Publius Flavius ​​Vegetius Renatus was a Roman writer and historian in the second half of the 4th century CE. Author of outstanding work on military - De rei militari. In De rei militari Vegetius describes himself as a Christian.

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.


(1st century BCE)

Vitruvius was a great Roman architect and war engineer. He was a constructor of war machines. The creator of the so-called Vitruvian man.

Claudius Ptolemy

(c. 100 - c. 168 CE)

Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer. He lived in Alexandria belonging at that time to the Roman Empire.


(239 - 169 BCE)

Ennius was a Roman poet, considered the father of Roman poetry. Only fragments of his work have survived to our times.


(8 December 65 - 27 November 8 BCE)

Horace was one of the greatest Roman lyricists during Augustus reign. He was active in the period of the greatest flowering of Roman literature.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

(55 - 120 CE)

Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a Roman historian; he is called the king of Roman historians. He wrote, among others "Annals", “Histories”, “The Life of Agricola”, and “Germania".

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