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L. Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus was the son of one of the second Punic War's losing generals, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, and the father of the third Punic War victor, Scipio Aemilianus Africanus. In his own right, he put an end to the Macedonian War by winning a battle at Pydna.
A legendary prince of Troy, Aeneas, having escaped the burning city, led a band of Trojans around the Mediterranean to Italy where he married an area king and established the ancestral home for the Romans. His story is told in The Aeneid, by Vergil (Virgil), the greatest epic poem in ancient Latin literature.
Bingley's biography of the Spartan Agesilaus.
Agrippa - General Agrippa
Agrippa was a Roman consul, military leader and friend of Augustus.
An ancient Athenian leader of the time of the Peloponnesian War, Alcibiades had it all: looks, charm, money, brains, good family.
Pharaoh Amenhotep III, ruler during one of the grander periods of Egyptian history, was the father of the heretical pharaoh Akhenaten.
Appius Claudius Caecus
Appius Claudius or Appius Claudius Caecus, a censor and later, consul and then dictator, was a famous Roman reformer of the Republic whose name is remembered in the Appian Way. Later in life, he earned the cognomen Caecus because he went blind.
In the seventh century B.C., Ancus Martius was the fourth king of Rome, during the legendary period. He is credited with extending Roman territory and incorporating the port city of Ostia into Rome's territory.
Plutarch's life of Artaxerxes II, who ruled Persia from 404 to 358 B.C. Persia and Sparta had been allies, but when Sparta invaded Asia Minor, Artaxerxes helped fund Sparta's enemies, resulting in the Greeks fighting the Corinthian War. Under his rule, the Achaemenids lost Egypt.
Profile of Ashoka (Asoka), a Hindu convert to Buddhism, and the third king of the Mauryan Dynasty in India. He expanded the empire to Pakistan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Also see the Asian History Guide's biography of Ashoka.
Aurelian, Roman Emperor after Claudius II Gothicus, was an Illyrian soldier emperor.
Brutus - Lucius Junius Brutus
Brutus was one of the 2 first consuls of Rome.
Carinus, son of the Roman emperor Carus and brother of the Roman emperor Numerian was a Roman emperor who was killed by his own troops and succeeded by Emperor Diolcetian.
Cassander was a successor of Alexander the Great.
Cato the Elder or Cato the Censor
Cato the Elder or Cato the Censor was the man who said Carthage must be destroyed.
Cleisthenes was an Athenian statesman credited with a major set of democratic reforms.
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a Roman consul and dictator, but above all, a farmer.
Cleopatra VII, the Ptolemaic queen of Egypt known for romance and a dramatic suicide, was also leader of her people during the final years of the Roman Republic and the birth of the period of the Roman Empire. While she won the support of Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, she didn't fare so well at the hands of Caesar's heir. Also see...
King Codrus was a legendary king of Athens.
When the Roman Coriolanus fled to the Volscians, they were happy to have a competent general to lead them against the Romans. Coriolanus would have done so, too, had not his mother stepped in the way.
Although his father had been censor and had celebrated a triumph, Marcus Licinius Crassus grew up in a small house which was home not only to him and his parents but also to his two elder brothers and their families.
Cylon and Draco
These two men, a tyrant and a law giver, were steps along the Athenian road to democracy.
Decebalus was king of the Dacians who fought wars against the Roman Empire.
A quick identification of the Biblical King David.
Decius (249-251 A.D.)
Trajan Decius (249-251 A.D.). Roman Emperor Decius.
Demophon is the name of a king of Athens during the legendary period of Greece.
Draco and Cylon
Cylon and Draco, a tyrant and a law giver, were steps along the Athenian road to democracy.
A brief look at the mysterious figure in the history of Athenian democracy called Ephialtes.
Entry on the Roman who rose to the high rank of consul and then went back down the hierarchy to become Tribune, Marcus Fulvius Flaccus.