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10 ancient Romans you should know

Considering the Founding Fathers of America were obsessed with ancient Rome, modern Americans should be at least vaguely aware of Roman history. Start with these ten famous Romans. Cicero, for example, has been one of the most influential men in human history. Besides defining Latin as a language, Cicero was also dedicated to the republic, arguing tirelessly for republican rule over imperial rule.

You should also know Augustus, the first Roman emperor. His rule was epic, spanning from 27 BCE to 14 CE, and in that period he set the empire up for two hundred years of expansions and success. His charisma and wisdom made him one of the most effective leaders of all time. See the full list at the article.

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