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Son of Cush and great-grandson of Noah, this man (according to the Bible) built the tower of Babel:
Often regarded as the greatest pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire, he fought the battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC, he was a also the subject of a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley:
First king of Rome, gave his name to the city:
Greek epic poet and legendary author of 'the Iliad' and 'the Odyssey':
Athenian reactionary, codified repressive laws to stop the populace rebelling in 621 or 620 BC:
First man to start some form of Democracy in Athens, created four social classes dependent on wealth not birth:
Tyrant of Athens from 546 to 527 BC, he created the City Dionysia and faked an assassination attempt on him, he then used the panic to cement his rule:
First created Demes (Smaller cities within Athens and Attica with Magistracies). He also reformed the tribes of Athens:
Historian and author of 'the Histories' born in Halicarnassus, Caria:
Called the 'First Citizen of Athens' by Thucydides, Started work on building the Parthanon:
Greek historian and author of 'History of the Peloponnesian War', he was exiled from Athens in 424-423 BC:
Greek philosopher known for his 'Republic' and other works, he founded the Academy in Athens:
Greatest orator of Ancient Greece, composed his 'Philipics' deliver attacks on Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century BC:
Conqueror of the Persian Empire and son of Philip II this man kept a copy of the Iliad under his pillow:
This Greek king of Macedon and Epirus, a distant relative of Alexander, he was called the greatest commander ever by Hannibal:
Defeated Marius in the 1st Civil War, Dictator of Rome from 82-1 BC:
Greatest orator of Ancient Rome, elected Consul in 61 BC:
Born in 100BC he was a successful Roman General before becoming 'Dictator Perpetuo' and being assassinated in 44BC:
Last pharaoh of Egypt, commited suicide with her Roman lover to avoid capture:
First Roman Emperor, deified his adoptive father:
Greek historian and author of the 'Parallel Lives':
Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher, he wrote large part his private 'Meditations' at Sirmium:
The second Sassanid King of the Second Persian Empire, he took the Roman Emperor Valerian hostage after the battle of Edessa:
First Christian Emperor, made Christianity the official religion or the Roman Empire:
Called the 'Scourge of God' this Hunnic warlord raided the Roman Empires in the 4th Century:

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