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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2018 9:20 p.m. PST

"When dealing with ancient/classical History, the difference between history and legend is not always clear. The evidence is scant for many people from the start of writing to the fall of Rome (A.D. 476). It is even harder in areas to the east of Greece.

With this reminder, here is our list of the most important people in the ancient world. In general, we exclude Biblical figures before Moses, legendary founders of Greco-Roman cities, and participants in the Trojan war or Greek mythology. Also, note the firm date 476 is violated by "the last of the Romans," Roman Emperor Justinian.

For those who want to know more about our approach, we are attempting to be as inclusive as possible and to limit the number of Greeks and Romans, especially those found on other lists, like the Roman emperors. We have tried to put together people whom non-specialists might run into in movies, reading, museums, liberal arts educations, etc., and have absolutely no qualms about including villains to the contrary, since they're some of the most colorful and written about….."
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How many to them you really know? (smile)


Roderick Robertson Fezian30 Dec 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Rufus over at the Taberna. Tell him Claudius sent you.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2018 3:01 p.m. PST



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