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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.

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.

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Ammianus Marcellinus

(c. 330 - after 392 CE)

Ammianus Marcellinus was born around 330 CE in Antioch, the capital of Syria. He was a historian and Roman commander of Greek origin.


Eusebius of Caesarea

(c. 263 - 339 CE)

Eusebius of Caesarea, active in the time of Constantine the Great, is considered the greatest Christian historian of antiquity.

Eusebius of Caesarea

Claudius Aelianus

(c. 175 - c. 235 CE)

Claudius Aelianus was a Roman writer and teacher of rhetoric. He was active in the time of Emperor Septimius Severus. He was called "the honey-tongued".



(c. 150 - 240 CE)

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


Apuleius of Madaura

(c. 125 - after 170 CE)

Apuleius, also called Apuleius of Madaura, was a Berber writer and philosopher from the 2nd century CE. Author of the satirical romance Metamorphoses / The Golden Ass.


Lucian of Samosata

(c. 120 - c. 190 CE)

Lucian of Samosata was a Roman rhetoric and satirist who wrote in Greek. He is considered the creator of social satire.

Lucian of Samosata

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.

Klaudius Ptolemy

Appian of Alexandria

(c. 95 - c. 180 CE)

Appian of Alexandria was a famous Greek writing historian during the reign of Rome. He became famous for his position - "Roman History".


Favorinus of Arelate

(c. 80 - 160 CE)

Favorinus of Arelate (today Arles in the south of France) lived in the years around 80-160 CE and was a famous sophist and philosopher. Although he was Gaul, he mastered Greek to perfection, which made him an acknowledged and admired orator.


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