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One of the reasons I like studying Ancient Rome is the vast array of interesting, different and larger than life characters it produced. I love so many of them for so many reasons but who is your favourite?

Caesar? Sulla? Cato? Augustus? Scipio Africanus? Cicero? Gaius Marius? Agrippa? Mark Anthony? Livy? Claudius? Trajan? Marcus Auerelius? The list goes on!

For me it's hard but it just has to be Caesar.
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I've always been more interested in the Greeks than the Romans, although I did really like Caligula. He was a complete nutter! I should add that when I say 'like', I mean I find him interesting. He's not very likeable since he resulted in lots of people dying.


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Marcus Junius Brutus, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and Gaius Julius Caesar. Their power struggle is the stuff of legend and changed Rome forever.
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Marcus Junius Brutus, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and Gaius Julius Caesar. Their power struggle is the stuff of legend and changed Rome forever.
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One of the reasons I like studying Ancient Rome is the vast array of interesting, different and larger than life characters it produced. I love so many of them for so many reasons but who is your favourite?

Caesar? Sulla? Cato? Augustus? Scipio Africanus? Cicero? Gaius Marius? Agrippa? Mark Anthony? Livy? Claudius? Trajan? Marcus Auerelius? The list goes on!

For me it's hard but it just has to be Caesar.
The guys from Late Rome always get forgotten. What about Stilicho and Flavius Aetius?
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The guys from Late Rome always get forgotten. What about Stilicho and Flavius Aetius?
Dude I could just list every single Roman from all eras but I just put the ones that come to mind first is all.
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I've always been more interested in the Greeks than the Romans, although I did really like Caligula. He was a complete nutter! I should add that when I say 'like', I mean I find him interesting. He's not very likeable since he resulted in lots of people dying.


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Horrible fellow, fascinating though. I seem to remember him cutting out his wife's uterus to make his unborn son come early - certainly not a nice chap! (Please correct me if I'm wrong!)
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Not too keen on Abramovich so will have to go with Pavlyuchenko.
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I quite like Josephus. OK, so he wasn't a Roman by birth, but he became a Roman citizen and documented the Jewish uprising of AD 70, which led to the destruction of the Temple. The Jewish uprising was a huge challenge to Roman authority, and threatened to destabilise the entire Empire. It lasted for seven years, through Nero's reign to a civil war and eventually the rule of Vespasian. Without Josephus, we just wouldn't know as much about that crucial period.
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I quite like Josephus. OK, so he wasn't a Roman by birth, but he became a Roman citizen and documented the Jewish uprising of AD 70, which led to the destruction of the Temple. The Jewish uprising was a huge challenge to Roman authority, and threatened to destabilise the entire Empire. It lasted for seven years, through Nero's reign to a civil war and eventually the rule of Vespasian. Without Josephus, we just wouldn't know as much about that crucial period.
Why was it crucial? Unless you are Jewish?
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Why was it crucial? Unless you are Jewish?
Because it threatened to destabilise the entire Empire. The Jews weren't the only ones under Roman oppression; if they could fight and win, what about the Gauls, or the Hispanic tribes, or the north Africans? A quarter of the entire Roman army was actually deployed to put down the rebellion, showing you just how serious it was taken. Oh, and the fact that Vespasian, the general who led the Roman forces, was to become Roman emperor should show you just what an important event it was.
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Because it threatened to destabilise the entire Empire. The Jews weren't the only ones under Roman oppression; if they could fight and win, what about the Gauls, or the Hispanic tribes, or the north Africans? A quarter of the entire Roman army was actually deployed to put down the rebellion, showing you just how serious it was taken. Oh, and the fact that Vespasian, the general who led the Roman forces, was to become Roman emperor should show you just what an important event it was.
Indeed. It was critical for Vespasian's career.
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Scaurus (can't remember how to spell it) and his fish sauce. No kid.
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Cicero, Cassius, Brutus and Diocletian. BOOM.
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Cicero.
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Plotinus

(if he indeed was Roman - we will never know)
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Definitely Francesco Totti.


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Caligula... he made his horse a consul and opened a brothel in his palace, what more could you want from a guy!
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