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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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Vitruvius80 BCAncient RomanVitruvius was a Roman architect, author, and military engineer during the 1st century BC
Flavius Odoacer435Ancient RomanFlavius Odoacer was a soldier who went on to become the King of Italy
AugustusAncient RomanAugustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor
HoraceAncient RomanHorace was an ancient Roman poet who was one of the leading poets of Augustan Age
Julius CaesarAncient RomanJulius Caesar, one of Ancient Rome's most famous individuals, was a statesman who changed the face of Rome
CommodusAugust 31, 161Ancient RomanCommodus (Lucius Aurelius Commodus) was a Roman emperor during the early years of the first millennium
Marcus Licinius Crassus115 BCAncient RomanMarcus Licinius Crassus was a renowned Roman general and politician
Jesus ChristAncient RomanJesus Christ was the founder of Christianity, declared to be the Son of God in New Testament
Plotinus204Ancient RomanPlotinus was one of the most important philosophers of the ancient world
Lucius Annaeus Seneca4 BCAncient RomanLucius Annaeus Seneca, commonly known as Seneca, was a Roman philosopher and statesman
Vitruvius

Vitruvius

Vitruvius was a Roman architect, author, and military engineer during the 1st century BC

Ancient Roman80 BC641 views

Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder was a Roman Philosopher who lived during the 1st century

Ancient Roman23153 views

Hypatia

Hypatia, also known as Hypatia of Alexandria, was a famed inventor, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher from Egypt

Ancient Roman370211 views

Titus

Titus was a Roman Emperor who is best known as the conqueror of Jerusalem

Virgil

Virgil was a well-known ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period

Ancient Roman225 views

Philo

Philo was a prominent Jewish philosopher who was born two decades before Jesus and died around two decades after Jesus

Ancient Roman25 BC108 views

Horace

Horace was an ancient Roman poet who was one of the leading poets of Augustan Age

Ancient Roman332 views

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was one of the most cherished Roman emperors in history

Ancient RomanApril 26, 121213 views

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, commonly known as Seneca, was a Roman philosopher and statesman

Ancient Roman4 BC227 views

Plutarch

Plutarch was a famous Greek biographer and essayist

Greek45212 views