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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.

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 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

Cleopatra VII

(69 - 12 August 30 BCE)

Cleopatra VII, called the Great. She was the last pharaoh ruling Egypt of Ptolemy. After her death, Egypt was ruled by the Romans.

Cleopatra VII

Agrippina the Younger

(c. 16 - 59 CE)

Agrippina the Younger was the daughter of general Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder. Her son was Neron, whom she placed on the Roman throne with the help of intrigue.

Agrippina the Younger - Nero's mother

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