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Plutarch's Parallel Lives

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Romulus.
First king of Rome [753-717 BC].
Numa.
Second king [ 715-673 BC] of Rome, regulated the religion.
Publicola.
One of the first consuls [509-504 BC] of Rome.
Coriolanus.
Became an enemy of Rome. His mother and wife changed this. Subsequently murdered (491 BC)
Camillus.
Saved Rome from the Gauls [390 BC]
Fabius Cunctator.
Fought Hannibal [218-209 BC]
Marcellus.
Fought Gauls and Hannibal[222-208 BC]
Famous for siege of Syracuse, defended by Archimedes [214 BC].
Aemilius Paullus.
Defeated Perseus at Pydna (186 BC)
Sertorius.
Tried to establish a Roman empire in Spain [80-72 BC]. Was murdered.
Lucullus.
Famous general, but more famous for his life-style
[117 - 56 BC]
Pompeius.
Won many wars, but lost the Civil war against Julius Caesar. [106 - 48 BC]
Julius Caesar.
Greatest of Roman generals. Conquered Gaul, defeated his opponents in the Civil war. [100 - 44 BC]
Mark Antony.
First ally, then opponent of Octavian. Famous for loving Cleopatra. [82 - 30 BC]
Galba.
Emperor for 2 month, 68-69 AD
Otho.
Emperor for 3 month, 69 AD