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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.

Macrobius

(5th - 4th century BCE)

Makrobiusz był to rzymski pisarz i filozof neoplatoński, żyjący i tworzący na przełomie IV i V wieku n.e.

Macrobius

Plautus

(c. 250 - 184 BCE)

Plautus was a Roman comedy writer, one of the oldest Roman writers, whose works have been preserved in larger fragments to our times.

Plautus

Ennius

(239 - 169 BCE)

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

Ennius

Polybius

(c. 200 - c. 118 BCE)

Polybius was a Greek historian and chronicler during the Republic. He was famous for his care for historical truth and his critical attitude towards sources.

Polybius

Publius Terence Afer

(c. 185/4 – 159 BCE)

Publius Terence Afer was a Roman comedy writer whose work was popular not only in ancient Rome but also in the Middle Ages and later. Terence used elegant Latin, and in his works, he focused primarily on man, his personality and reactions to entanglement in everyday and unusual problems.

Terence

Marcus Terentius Varro

(116 - 27 BCE)

Marcus Terentius Varro was a Roman scholar and writer. A true erudite, considered one of the best educated people in the history of ancient Rome.

Logo IMPERIUM ROMANUM

Publilius Syrus

(1st century BCE)

Publilius Syrus lived in the 1st century BCE. He was a Roman writer, mime artist, theater representative and creator of a sentences. He wrote in Latin.

Logo IMPERIUM ROMANUM

Lucretius

(c. 99 - c. 55 BCE)

Lucretius was a Roman poet and philosopher. His works, along with Catullus and the comedy-writers Plautus and Terentius, have survived to our times.

Lucretius

Vitruvius

(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.

Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci

Sallust

(86 - 35 BCE)

Sallust was a great Roman historiographer. Sallust became a very devoted supporter of Caesar and was closely associated with the popular party.

Sallust

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