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By Benjamin Welton When it comes to Julius Caesar’s accounts of the Gallic wars, it’s clear to see that propaganda was his chief concern. Of course, he claims to have recorded his conquest for the purposes of posterity, namely that his notes would be the source material for a later, more qualified Roman historian. But
Virgil or Publius Vergilius Maro, his full name, is one of the most celebrated and influential of the ancient Roman poets. His work was loved during his lifetime and has survived through the ages. It is believed that he authored several small poems during his life. However he is often remembered for three books in particular.
Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. For the first 8 years of his rule he was co emperor with Lucius Verus. He would be remembered as an influential stoic philosopher as well as a formidable emperor. This interesting combination of philosopher and leader made Marcus Aurelius a memorable historical figure
Ovid, know during his life as Publius Ovidius Naso, was a noted Roman poet who is often mentioned along with the likes of Virgil and Horace. He lived during a significant time of Roman politics and briefly tried his hand at public office while traveling across much of the early Roman empire including Athens and Asia minor.