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According to ancient Greek and Roman sources, this woman founded Carthage, and was their first queen. She also had a romance with Trojan hero Aeneas
Roman Emperor 69-79 AD. Ended the year long civil war after Neros death in 69, and founded the Flavian dynasty. Known for having built the Colosseum
Chinese philosopher who is traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism
Roman Emperor 161-180. During his reign, the Empire defeated the Parthian Empire and several border tribes. He was also a notable stoic philosopher
Mathematician who stated that 'any object, wholly or partially immersed in a fluid, is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object'
Greek mathematician who is best known for his theorm a² + b² = c², although this was known and previously utilized by the Babylonians and Indians
Greek philosopher who is credited with the first use of deductive reasoning applied to geometry, and is hailed as the first true mathematician
Pre-Socratic philosopher who formulated an atomic theory, and is by many considered to be the 'father of modern science'
Is sometimes considered the last Western Roman Emperor 475-476, although the de jure emperor was Julius Nepos
As king of a smaller Chinese State 246-221 BC he became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. He also had the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army built
Apostle born in Tarsus who used his status as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to advantage in his ministry
He invented the discipline of geography, was the first person to calculate the circumference of the earth, and it's axis-tilt
The last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt. Reigned jointly with his mother Cleopatra, and for 11 days after her death. He was possibly Julius Caesars only son
Roman Emperor 54-68 AD. Became the first Roman emperor to commit suicide, sparking a brief period of civil wars known as the Year of the Four Emperors
Greek Playwright who was known as the Father of Comedy. Provides the only real examples of Old Comedy
Chinese eunuch and political official who is widely regarded as the inventor of paper and the papermaking process from c. 105 AD
Greek philosopher best known for being the originator of the cosmogenic theory of the four Classical elements
Pre-Socratic philosopher who asserted that air was the primary substance of which all other things are made
Hero of Ancient Greece, is the central figure in a story that was the inspiration for the modern sporting event marathon
Roman emperor 98-117 AD. Leading the empire to attain its maximum territorial extent. Declared optimus princeps ('the best ruler') by the Senate
Founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy, who rejected the validity of sense experience
Greek 'obscured' philosopher who insisted on a changing universe, stated: 'No man ever steps in the same river twice', or 'panta rhei' - 'everything flows'
Hero-king of Sparta known for his leadership and death at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC
Celtic Queen who led the revolt against the Romans in 60-61 AD, and destroyed Colchester and London
Pre-Socratic philosopher famous for introducing the cosmological concept of mind, as an ordering force
Greek mathematician who wrote 'Elements', and is often referred to as the 'Father of Geometry'
Pre-Socratic philosopher whos postulation that the indefinite was the source of all things led philosophy to a new level of conceptual abstraction
Roman Emperor 379-395. The last emperor to rule both East and West Empire. Oversaw the destruction of classic temples and banned the Olympic Games
Roman Emperor 117-138. He re-built the Pantheon and restored Athens, but withdrew from Trajan's conquests in Mesopotamia and Armenia
Greek philsopher who are regarded by many as the founder of dialectic

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