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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.

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".

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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

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

Suetonius

(c. 69 - after 122 CE)

Suetonius was a writer and Roman historian. Creator of the biography of Roman emperors. He wrote in both Latin and Greek.

Suetonius

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

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.

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Pliny the Younger

(61 - c. 113 CE)

Pliny the Younger was a lawyer, writer and Roman official. He witnessed the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, in which his uncle Pliny the Elder was killed.

Pliny the Younger

Virgil

(15 October 70 - 21 September 19 BCE)

Virgil was an outstanding Roman poet, the greatest epic of his time. Author of Aeneid - the national epic of ancient Romans.

Virgil

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.

Sophist

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".

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