Famous Ancient Roman - Ancient Roman Celebrities
Ancient Roman Empire, located along the Mediterranean Sea, was one of the largest empires in the ancient world. A region where art and culture thrived, Ancient Rome was home to numerous scholars, philosophers, warriors, artists and painters of repute. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was not just a brave warrior, but also one of the most important Stoic philosophers of his era. His personal writings compiled as ‘Meditations’ is considered to be a seminal work of stoic philosophy. Gaius Julius Caesar is another well-known political figure who was instrumental in shaping the history of Ancient Rome. He played a vital role in bringing about the decline of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Ancient Romans were pioneers in several fields, including medicine. Agathinus, an eminent physician was the founder of a new medical sect, to which he gave the name of Episynthetici, while Antonius Musa became famous for curing Emperor Augustus’ serious malady. Also famous as the land of intellectuals, Ancient Rome produced philosophers such as Amelius Gentilianus, Fabianus Papirius, and Gaius Musonius Rufus. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Ancient Romans.
Find out more about the greatest Ancient Romans, including Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Caligula and Marcus Aurelius.
The Most Famous Ancient Roman
|Vitruvius||80 BC||Ancient Roman||Vitruvius was a Roman architect, author, and military engineer during the 1st century BC|
|Augustus||Ancient Roman||Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor|
|Flavius Odoacer||435||Ancient Roman||Flavius Odoacer was a soldier who went on to become the King of Italy|
|Julius Caesar||Ancient Roman||Julius Caesar, one of Ancient Rome's most famous individuals, was a statesman who changed the face of Rome|
|Horace||Ancient Roman||Horace was an ancient Roman poet who was one of the leading poets of Augustan Age|
|Commodus||August 31, 161||Ancient Roman||Commodus (Lucius Aurelius Commodus) was a Roman emperor during the early years of the first millennium|
|Plotinus||204||Ancient Roman||Plotinus was one of the most important philosophers of the ancient world|
|Virgil||Ancient Roman||Virgil was a well-known ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period|
|Lucius Annaeus Seneca||4 BC||Ancient Roman||Lucius Annaeus Seneca, commonly known as Seneca, was a Roman philosopher and statesman|
|Plutarch||45||Greek, Ancient Roman||Plutarch was a famous Greek biographer and essayist|