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    Qin Shi Huangdi (Zheng), 1st Emperor of China   Qin Shi Huangdi (Zheng), 1st Emperor of China
Qin Shi Huang is the modern Chinese name of King Zheng of Qin (r.246–221 BC), who ended the Warring States period by completing the conquest of China in 221 BC. Rather than maintain the title of king borne by the Shang and Zhou rulers, he ruled as th...
 
    Han Gaozu, Founder Han Dynasty   Han Gaozu, Founder Han Dynasty
Han Gaozu, Chinese emperor, reigned 206-194 B.C, during the Eastern Han dynasty. Emperor Gao, commonly known inside China as Gaozu, personal name Liu Bang, was the first emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, ruling over China from 202 BC until 195 BC,...
 
    Plautus, Roman Playwright   Plautus, Roman Playwright
Titus Maccius Plautus, commonly known as "Plautus", was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin lite...
 
    Diogenes Laërtius, Greek Historian   Diogenes Laërtius, Greek Historian
Diogenes Laërtius was a biographer of the Greek philosophers. Nothing is known about his life, but his surviving Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers is one of the principal surviving sources for the history of Greek philosophy....
 
    Hannibal, General of Carthage   Hannibal, General of Carthage
Hannibal was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician who is popularly credited as one of the most talented commanders in history. His father Hamilcar Barca was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War, his younger brother...
 
    Antiochus III the Great, 6th Ruler Seleucid Empire   Antiochus III the Great, 6th Ruler Seleucid Empire
Antiochus III the Great (ruled 222–187 BC) was a Seleucid king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire. He ruled over the region of Syria and large parts of the rest of western Asia towards the end of the 3rd century BC. Rising to the throne at the...
 
    Philip V of Macedon   Philip V of Macedon
Philip V was King of Macedon from 221 BC to 179 BC. Philip's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle with the emerging power of Rome. Philip was attractive and charismatic as a young man. A dashing and courageous warrior, he was inev...
 
    Scipio Africanus, Defeated Hannibal   Scipio Africanus, Defeated Hannibal
Scipio Africanus was a general in the Second Punic War and statesman of the Roman Republic. He was best known for defeating Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama, a feat that earned him the agnomen Africanus, the nickname "the...
 
    Cato the Elder   Cato the Elder
Cato (sometimes called the Censor) was one of the most prominent figures in ancient Rome. An accomplished soldier, politician and statesman, his contributions to the Roman world even without his published works are immense. Though probably best known...
 
    Perseus of Macedon   Perseus of Macedon
Perseus was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great. He also has the distinction of being the last of the line, after losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 BC;...
 
    Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 5th Ruler Ptolemaic Dynasty   Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 5th Ruler Ptolemaic Dynasty
Ptolemy V Epiphanes (reigned 204–181 BC), son of Ptolemy IV Philopator and Arsinoe III of Egypt, was the fifth ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty. He became ruler at the age of five, and under a series of regents the kingdom was paralyzed. The Rosetta St...
 
    Hipparchus, Astronomer   Hipparchus, Astronomer
Hipparchus was the most important Greek astronomers of his time. He very accurately cataloged over 1,000 stars and invented the mathematical science of trigonometry. Ptolemy was a great admirer of Hipparchus's research and recorded some of it in his...
 
    Gaius Lucilius, Roman Satirist   Gaius Lucilius, Roman Satirist
Gaius Lucilius, the earliest Roman satirist, of whose writings only fragments remain, was a Roman citizen of the equestrian class, born at Suessa Aurunca in Campania. The dates assigned by Jerome for his birth and death are 148 BC and 103 BC or 102 B...
 
    Zhang Qian, Explorer Central Asia   Zhang Qian, Explorer Central Asia
Zhang Qian was an imperial envoy to the world outside of China in the 2nd century BC, during the time of the Han Dynasty. He was the first official diplomat to bring back reliable information about Central Asia to the Chinese imperial court, then und...
 
    Sima Qian, Chinese Historian   Sima Qian, Chinese Historian
Sima Qian was a Prefect of the Grand Scribes of the Han Dynasty. He is regarded as the father of Chinese historiography because of his highly praised work, Shiji, an overview of the history of China covering more than two thousand years from the Yell...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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