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Biographies of Romans (Women)

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.

Flavia Domitilla

(before 20 - before 69 CE)

Flavia Domitilla (before 20-before 69 CE) was the wife of Vespasian, the mother of the Flavian dynasty and its successors: Titus and Domitian. She came from the city of Ferentium in central Italy. Her father Flavius ​​Liberalis was a modest official. Some sources even say that he was a scribe. Domitilla herself was forced to prove her free birth and Roman citizenship several times.

Flavia Domitilla

Hypatia of Alexandria

(c. 350-370 - 415 CE)

Hypatia of Alexandria was a brilliant scientist who was brutally killed by a Christian mob. Suspected of participation in the murder of St. Cyril.

Hypatia, Jules Maurice Gaspard

Pomponia Graecina

(? - 84 CE)

Pomponia Graecina lived in the 1st century CE. She was the wife of the Roman commander and conqueror of Britain Aulus Plautius. She was accused in 57 CE of professing "foreign superstition", which is often associated with Christianity.

Danuta Stenka as Pomponia Graecina in the film Quo vadis (2001).

Antonia the Younger

(31 January 36 BCE - 1 May 37 CE)

Antonia the Younger was the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia the Younger. Wife of Drusus the Elder and mother of Germanicus and the future emperor Claudius.

Bust of Antonia the Younger

Octavia the Younger

(69 - 11 BCE)

Octavia the Younger was born in 69 BCE. She was the older sister of the future first emperor of Rome - Octavian Augustus, and the fourth wife of the commander Mark Antony.

Octavia the Younger

Septimia Zenobia

(c. 240 - c. 274 CE)

Septimia Zenobia was the wife of the king of Palmyra - Odenatus, after his death in 267 CE she tried to strengthen the position of her minor son, Vaballat. Zenobia, thanks to its skilful policy, led the expansion and had full power in the eastern territories of the Roman Empire.

Zenobia, author of the painting unknown

Galla Placidia

(388/392 - 450 CE)

Aelia Galla Placidia (born around 388/392 - died 450) - daughter of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I the Great and his second wife, Flavia Galla.

Possible image of Galla Placidia

Cornelia Africana the Younger

(c. 190-100 BCE)

Cornelia Africana the Younger went down in history as an exemplary Roman matron who lived in accordance with Roman values ​​and as the mother of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchi.

Cornelia Rejecting the Crown of the Ptolemies, Laurent de La Hyre

Tullia – daughter of Cicero

(79/8 - 45 BCE)

Tullia - the beloved daughter of an eminent Roman speaker and politician, Cicero - was born in 79 or 78 BCE. She was the first child and the only daughter of Cicero and Terentia. Her younger brother was Marcus Tullius Cicero Minor - who became a consul in 30 BCE.

Sculpture of a woman

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