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Western Roman Emperor de facto 474-475 and de jure until 480, being the last de jure Western Emperor
Athenian general who is often credited with devising the tactics that defeated the Persians at Marathon. Failed to invade Paros the next year, and was imprisoned, where he died
Political advisor to Augustus, and a patron for the poets like Horace and Virgil
Greek astronomer who presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe, and put the other planets in their correct order
The last tirthankara of Jainism until his death in 468 BC, but is regarded as a reformer of Jainism rather than its founder
Greek queen of Halicarnassus who fought for her overlord Xerxes during the second Persian invasion of Greece. Especially known for the naval Battle of Salamis in 480 BC
The first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, is often described as the 'father of tragedy'
The first Roman emperor to be assassinated
Athenian nobleman who attempted a coup in 632 BC in Athens. The coup failed and his supporters were slaughtered
Roman censor and dictator who built the Via Appia in 312 BC and the first of Romes aquaducts, Aqua Appia
Hannibals father who led the Carthaginian land forces in Sicily 247-241 BC, and expanded the territory of Carthage in Spain before dying in battle in 228 BC
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Chinese polymath who invented the world's first water-powered armillary sphere to assist astronomical observation and the world's first seismometer
Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. He lived a simple lifestyle and slept in a large ceramic jar
Roman architect during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De architectura, who inspired countless of later architects
Caesarian ally, a member of the second triumvirate, and last Pontifex Maximus of the Roman Republic
Philosopher whos purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia—peace and freedom from fear—and aponia—the absence of pain
Roman author, naturalist, natural philosopher and military commandor who died in Pompeii in the eruption of 79 AD
Roman emperor who was taken captive by Sassanian Persian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa in 260. Died in captivity
This king of the Molossians, Epirus and Macedon was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome
Poet and a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought (the first?), archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping
The legendary 7th and final king of Rome, reigning from 535 BC until the popular uprising in 509 that led to the establishment of the Roman Republic

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