Important people in Rome and Greece! By Rachael Myette & Tori LaFrance
CiceroCicero was born on 3 January 106 BC. His family was from the town of Arpinum, about 70 miles south-east of Rome. The name Cicero means chickpea, and stemmed from an ancestor who had a wart at the end of his nose, which looked like a chickpea. Cicero studied literature,
HadrianThe future Roman emperor Hadrian was born in Rome in the year 76 AD.He was born to Publius Aelius Hadrianus and Domita Paulina.Hadrians father was a cousin of the emperor Trajan which put him in a possible position of becoming emperor because of the bloodline.Upon the death of his father in ,86 AD,Hadrian became the ward of Trajan at the age of 10 years.
Hannibal and the Carthaginian Warslong time ago, when Rome was still a Republic, a big fight broke out between Rome and Carthage. Carthage was an ancient city-state in North Africa, about 300 miles from Rome.
Julius caesar and AugustusJulius Caesar was a great general and an important leader in ancient Rome. During his lifetime, he had held just about every important title in the Roman Republic including consul, tribune of the people, high commander of the army, and high priest.Augustus The future emperor Augustus was born into an equestrian family as Gaius Octavius at Rome on 23 September 63 BC. His father, Gaius Octavius, was the first in the family to become a senator, but died when Octavian was only four. It was his mother who had the more distinguished connection. She was the daughter of Julia, sister to Julius Caesar.
Romulus and RemusAccording to the roman mythology, the founders of Rome were Romulus and Remus. The twin-brothers were the supposed sons of the god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia.