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Other Roman Figures

Apart from the emperors and rulers, there were many other notable figures in ancient Rome who contributed to the politics, culture, and intellectual life of the empire. From philosophers and writers to generals and politicians, these individuals played a crucial role in shaping the history and legacy of Rome. In this section, we will delve into the lives and achievements of some of the most prominent and influential personalities of the Roman world.

‘Marius sitting on the Ruins of Carthage’ (circa 1791-1794) by Pierre-Joseph François.

Banished by Caesar and Executed by Mark Antony: Did the Charismatic ‘Grandson of Gaius Marius’ Have a Legitimate Claim to the Roman Empire?

Long before imposters claimed to be Anastasia of Russia’s Romanov dynasty, a genealogical mystery consumed ancient Rome. No later than 45 BC, a man emerged who claimed to be the famous Gaius Marius’...