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Famous Ancient Romans
Can you pick the famous people from ancient Roman history based on the clue provided?
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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Famous Ancient Greeks
This mythical founder of Rome killed his twin brother and abducted the Sabinian women.
This member of the First Triumvirate conquered the Gauls, crossed the Rubicon, was proclaimed 'dictator in perpetuity' and was assassinated by a group of senators.
The son of general Germanicus, this emperor turned into a tyrant after a promising start and became the first emperor to be assassinated.
This member of the Second Triumvirate was defeated at the Battle of Actium and committed suicide in the land of his lover.
This statesman lived in humble circumstances and when being called to serve Rome as dictator in times of an invasion, completed his task and resigned immediately after it.
This emperor, who is said to have had a divine vision, called the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and built a new imperial residence at Byzantium.
This politician built the Via Appia, an important and famous road between Rome and Capua, as well as the first aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Appia.
This general defeated Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama.
This statesman, who is known for his conservatism, tried to preserve the mos majorum ('ancestral custom') and combat 'degenerate' Hellenistic influences.
This poet of the Augustan period is best known for his Aeneid, the national epic of ancient Rome.
The reforms of this murdered plebeian tribune sought to transfer wealth from the wealthy to the poor and caused political turmoil in the Republic.
This statesman was noted for his important reforms of Roman armies, authorizing recruitment of landless citizens.
This member of the First Triumvirate is considered the wealthiest man in Roman history.
This member of the First Triumvirate was defeated at the decisive Battle of Pharsalus and eventually assassinated in Egypt.
This statesman, who was Consul during the Catilinarian Conspiracy, is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.
This unsuccessful member of the Second Triumvirate was the last Pontifex Maximus of the Roman Republic.
This winner of the Second Triumvirate transformed the Republic into the Principate and became its first and longest reigning emperor.
He led the revolt that overthrew the last king of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, and established the Roman Republic.
This general was responsible for most of Octavian’s military victories and was related to three future emperors.
This poet, who was sent to exile on the Black Sea by Augustus, authored the Metamorphoses as well as the Amores and Ars Amatoria.
This author of the Odes was the leading lyric poet during the time of Augustus.
This Stoic philosopher was tutor and advisor to emperor Nero and forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy.
This last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, who saw himself as an artist, was alleged to have killed his mother and step-brother.
This emperor founded the Flavian dynasty, implemented necessary financial reforms and commissioned the construction of the Colosseum.
This emperor presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history, leading the empire to attain its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death.
This philhellenic emperor secured the borders of the empire, travelled extensively and created a cult for his lover who drowned in the Nile.
This emperor is considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.
With this emperor, the Crisis of the Third Century ended and the Tetrarchy was introduced.
This emperor sought to revive the Empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire.
This highly influential Church Father authored the Confessions and City of God.
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