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Ancient Rome: Key Individuals

Learn all about the political, economic and social systems of Ancient Rome and how they have influenced our world today.

Books

Constantine

Constantine Ancient Civilizations Reference Library. 2000. 

Roman Emperor (c. 280 - 337 )   

The biography of one of the last powerful emperors of Ancient Rome. 

Constantine I. (2003). In UXL Biographies. Detroit: UXL.

Julius Caesar

Caesar, Julius Ancient Civilizations Reference Library. 2000.

Roman Emperor ( 100 B.C. - 44 B.C.)

The biography of the emperor who was conspired against and killed by his closest friends.

Julius Caesar. (2003). In UXL Biographies. Detroit: UXL.

Nero

Nero. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. 

The fifth Roman emperor and the last in the line descended from Julius Caesar was Nero, who ruled from AD 54 to 68. He won the reputation of being a demented and depraved tyrant.

Nero: portrait bust. [Image]. In Encyclopædia Britannica. 

Augustus

Augustus. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica.

The first emperor of Rome was Octavian. In 27 BC he was given the title Augustus (the exalted one).

Meroe: Augustus. [Image]. In Encyclopædia Britannica. 

Cleopatra

Cleopatra. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. 

(69–30 bc). Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt, was one of the most fascinating women of all time. She had great intelligence and charisma, and she used both to further Egypt’s political aims.

Cleopatra: bas-relief portrait. [Image]. In Encyclopædia Britannica.