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    Julius Caesar
  Julius Caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar is remembered as one of history's greatest generals and a key ruler of the Roman empire. As a young man he rose through the administrative ranks of the Roman republic, accumulating power until he was elected consul in 59 B.C. Over...
 
    Marc Antony
  Marc Antony
Marcus Antonius was a Roman politician and general. He was an important supporter of Julius Caesar as a military commander and administrator. After Caesar's assassination, Antony allied with Octavian and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus to form the second tri...
 
    Vercingetorix, Gallic Warrior defied Rome
  Vercingetorix, Gallic Warrior defied Rome
Vercingetorix was the chieftain of the Arverni tribe known as the man who united the Gauls in an ultimately unsuccessful revolt against Roman forces during the last phase of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. Vercingetorix came to power in 52 BC, when he r...
 
    Herod the Great, King of Israel
  Herod the Great, King of Israel
Herod, also known as Herod I or Herod the Great, was a Roman client king of Israel. He was (descended from converts to Judaism) serving as a servant first. Described as A madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis. He is commonly conf...
 
    Cleopatra VII, the Last Pharaoh
  Cleopatra VII, the Last Pharaoh
In the springtime of 51 BC, Ptolemy Auletes died and left his kingdom in his will to his eighteen year old daughter, Cleopatra, and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII who was twelve at the time. According to Egyptian law, Cleopatra was forced to have...
 
    Augustus, (Octavius) 1st Roman Emperor
  Augustus, (Octavius) 1st Roman Emperor
Emperor Augustus of Rome was born with the given name Gaius Octavius on September 23, 63 B.C. He took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian) in 44 B.C. after the murder of his great uncle, Julius Caesar. In his will Caesar had adopted Oct...
 
    Livy, Roman Historian
  Livy, Roman Historian
Titus Livius or Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, Ab Urbe Condita Libri, "Chapters from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditio...
 
    Tiberius, 2nd Roman Emperor
  Tiberius, 2nd Roman Emperor
Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus (or Tiberius I), was the second Roman Emperor, from the death of Augustus in AD 14 until his own death in 37. Tiberius was one of Rome's greatest generals, whose campaigns in Pannonia, Illyricum, Rhaetia and Germania l...
 
    Battle of Actium, Begin of the Roman Empire
  Battle of Actium, Begin of the Roman Empire
The Battle of Actium was the decisive confrontation of the Final War of the Roman Republic. It was fought between the forces of Octavian and the combined forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. The battle took place on 2 September 31 BC, on the Ionian S...
 
    Philo of Alexandria, Jewish Philosopher
  Philo of Alexandria, Jewish Philosopher
Philo, known also as Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia and Philo the Jew, was an Hellenistic Jewish philosopher born in Alexandria. Philo used allegory to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy and Judaism. His met...
 
 
5 BC - 30
  Jesus Christ, of Nazareth
  Jesus Christ, of Nazareth
Jesus or Jesus Christ, Jewish teacher and prophet in whom Christians have traditionally seen the Messiah and whom they have characterized as Son of God and as Word or Wisdom of God incarnate. Muslims acknowledge him as a prophet, and Hindus as an ava...
 
 
3 BC - 69
  Galba, 6th Roman Emperor
  Galba, 6th Roman Emperor
Servius Sulpicius Galba, also called, was Roman Emperor from June 8, 68 until his death. He was the first emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors. Galba's primary concern during his brief reign was in restoring state finances, and to this end he...
 
 
10 - 70
  Heron of Alexandria, Inventor Steam Engine
  Heron of Alexandria, Inventor Steam Engine
Heron of Alexandria was an ancient Greek mathematician who was a resident of a Roman province (Ptolemaic Egypt); he was also an engineer who was active in his hometown of Alexandria. He is considered the greatest experimenter of antiquity and his wor...
 
 
12 - 41
  Caligula, 3rd Roman Emperor
  Caligula, 3rd Roman Emperor
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, more commonly known by his nickname Caligula, was the 3rd Roman Emperor who reigned from 16 March 37 until his assassination on 24 January 41. Caligula was a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty which descende...
 
 
37 - 68
  Nero, 5th Roman Emperor
  Nero, 5th Roman Emperor
Nero (Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar) was the fifth Roman emperor (AD 54 - 68), in succession to his stepfather Claudius I. His weakness of character and his incompetence resulted in the first civil war for a century, and the end of the Julio-Claudian...
 
 

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