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Aaron
   was an   
Egypt-born Hebrew Priest
Brother of Moses; born c.1395 BC
Abraham
   was a   
Chaldean-born Settler of Canaan
Born c.2050 BC
Aeschylus
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Born c.525 BC
Aesop
   was a   
Greek Fabulist
Sage and fabulist. Author of the famous Aesop's Fables; born c.620 BC
Akhenaton
   was an   
Egyptian King
Credited with the establishment of monotheism in Egypt; born c. 1364 BC
Alcibiades
   was a   
Greek General
Athenian. Colorful figure of the Peloponnesian War
Alexander the Great
   was a   
Macedonian King
Military genius, born 356 BCE
Amenhotep III
   was an   
Egyptian King
Maintained the longest reign of any ruler of his period (1386-1349 BCE)
Ananda
   was an   
Indian Philosopher
Disciple and attendant of the Buddha 6th century BCE
Anaxagoras
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Pre-Socratic, tried to give a scientific account of eclipses, meteors, rainbows and the sun; c. 500-428 BC
Anaximander
   was a   
Greek Astronomer
And cartographer. Tried to describe the mechanics of celestial bodies and created a map of the known world
Anaximander
   was a   
Greek Cartographer
And philosopher
Anaximander
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Pre-Socratic, c. 610-546 BCE
Antigonus Monophthalmes
   was a   
Macedonian King
Aka Antigonus the One-Eyed; one of the successors of Alexander the Great; 382-301 BC
Antisthenes
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Founded the school of classical Cynicism; c. 444-365 BCE
Apollonius of Perga
   was a   
Greek Astronomer
And geometer. The crater Apollonius on the Moon is named after him; c. 262-190 BC
Apollonius of Rhodes
   was an   
Egyptian Librarian
Or Apollonius Rhodius; librarian at the Library of Alexandria; b. after 246 BCE
Apollonius of Rhodes
   was an   
Egyptian Poet
Remembered for his epic poem of Jason and the Argonauts
Archimidedes
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
And engineer. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity; c. 287-212 BC
Aretaeus of Cappadocia
   was a   
Greek Physician
Practiced in Rome and Alexandria; some uncertainty regarding his age but probably practiced in the first century CE
Aristarhos the Samian
   was a   
Greek Astronomer
Pioneer mathematician and astronomer. Born between 280 and 256 b.c.on Samos island. Most of his life was spent in Athens and he was known to be a scholar of Aristotle. First to teach about the movement of the earth around its axis and around the sun; 390-330 BC
Aristarhos the Samian
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Aristophanes
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Acclaimed playwright of Athens many of whose plays still exist; c. 446-386 BC
Aristotle
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great; 384-322 BC
Arminius
   was a   
Germanic Military Leader
Defeated the Roman army in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest
Arria the Elder
   was a   
Roman Noblewoman
Arsinoe II Philadelphus
   was an   
Egyptian Queen
Arsinoe II Philadelphus
   was a   
Hellenistic Queen
Queen of Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia; 316-270 BC
Asanga
   was an   
Indian Philosopher
And Buddhist monk, c. 300-370 CE
Asclepiades of Bithymia
   was a   
Greek Physician
Flourished in Rome near the end of the 2nd century BCE
Ashurbanipal
   was an   
Assyrian King
Last great king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire'668-c. 627 BC
Asvaghosa
   was an   
Indian Philosopher
And poet.
Asvaghosa
   was an   
Indian Poet
And philosopher. Believed to be the first Sanskrit dramatist; c. 80-50 CE
Atossa
   was a   
Persian Queen
Daughter of Cyrus the Great; 550-475 BC
Attila
   was a   
Hunnish Khan
Known as Attila the Hun; fearsome enemy of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire; 406-453 AD
Augustus
   was a   
Roman Emperor
63 BC-14 AD; first emperor of the Roman Empire
Bathsheba
   was an   
Israeli Noblewoman
Wife of David
Ban Gu
   was a   
Chinese Historian
Older brother of Ban Zhao; 1st Century
Bodhidharma
   was a   
Buddhist Monk
Credited with establishing Zen Buddhism in China
Boudicca
   was a   
Celtic Military Leader
Led an uprising against the Roman Empire in 60 or 61 AD
Boudicca
   was a   
Celtic Queen
Led an uprising against the Roman Empire in 60 or 61 AD
Ban Zhao
   was a   
Chinese Historian
First female Chinese historian; 45-116 CE
Ban Zhao
   was a   
Chinese Poet
First female Chinese historian; 45-116 CE
Caligula
   was a   
Roman Emperor
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Lived 12-41 AD. Emperor 37-41 AD
Callimachus
   was a   
Greek Poet
And scholar at the Library of Alexandria; c. 310-240 BC
Cao Cao
   was a   
Chinese Military Leader
And military strategist. Chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty; 155-220
Cao Cao
   was a   
Chinese Politician
Chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty; 155-220
Caratacus
   was a   
British Chieftain
Led resistance to the Roman western expansion in Britain
Cassius
   was a   
Roman Senator
Brother-in-law of Marcus Brutus and a leading instigator in the plot to kill Julius Caesar
Cato the Younger
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Follower of the Stoic philosophy
Cato the Younger
   was a   
Roman Senator
Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, 95-46 BC
Catullus
   was a   
Roman Poet
Poet of the Republican period; 84-54 BC
Chandragupta Maurya
   was an   
Indian Emperor
Founder of the Maurya Empire; c. 340-298 BCE
Cicero
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Statesman, political theorist and famous orator; 106-43 BC
Cimon
   was a   
Greek Admiral
Played a key role in the development of the powerful Athenian maritime empire; 510-450 BC
Claudius I
   was a   
Roman Emperor
Ruled 41-54 AD; considered an able and efficient administrator
Cleisthenes of Athens
   was a   
Greek Statesman
Referred to as "the father of Athenian democracy"; grandfather of Alcibiades; b. c. 570 BC
Clement I
   was a   
Bishop of Rome
Pope Saint Clement I, the first Apostolic Father of the Church; papacy, c. 92-99
Cleopatra VII
   was an   
Egyptian Queen
Last person to rule Egypt as a pharaoh; 69-30 BC
Confucius
   was a   
Chinese Philosopher
Traditionally 551-479 BC
Constantine the Great
   was a   
Roman Emperor
First Christian emperor of Rome;
Croesus
   was a   
Lydian King
Renowned for his wealth; 595-c. 547 BC
Ctesibius of Alexandria
   was a   
Greek Inventor
Called the "father of pneumatics"; c. 285-222 BC
Ctesibius of Alexandria
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Did his work in Ptolemaic Egypt, died c. 222 BCE
Cyrus the Great
   was a   
Persian King
Founder of the Persian Empire; c. 600-530 BC
Darius the Great
   was a   
Persian King
Husband of Atossa and son-in-law of Cyrus the Great; 550 - 486 BCE
Deborah
   was a   
Hebrew Prophet
As early as the 8th century BC
Democritus
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Formulated an atomic theory of the cosmos; c. 460-370 BC
Dido
   was a   
Carthagian Queen
Founder of Carthage (in modern-day Tunisia)
Diocles of Carystus
   was a   
Greek Physician
First to use the term "anatomy" to describe the study; lived in the 4th century BC
Diocletian
   was a   
Roman Emperor
Ruled 244-311; oversaw the bloodiest official persecution of Christianity
Diogenes
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
One of the founders of Cynic philosophy; c. 412 BC-404 BC
Diophantus
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Flourished c. 250 CE
Draco
   was an   
Athenian Statesman
First lawgiver of ancient Athens, c. 7th century BCE; the laws' harshness gave rise to the word "draconian"
Empedocles
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Pre-Socratic, best known for being the originator of the cosmogenic theory of the four classical elements
Epicurus
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Founded school of thought known as Epicureanism, freedom from fear, absence of pain, self-sufficiency
Erasistratus
   was a   
Greek Physician
Founded a school of anatomy in Alexandria; 304-250 BCE
Euclid
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Flourished in Alexandria c. 300 BC; often referred to as the Father of Geometry
Euripides
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Last of the three great Athenian tragedians; c. 480-406 BCE
Flavius Josephus
   was a   
Romano-Jewish Historian
Recorded first century Jewish history; 37-c.100 AD
Flavius Stilicho
   was a   
Roman General
Son a a Vandal father and Roman mother; c. 359-408
Gaius Maecenas
   was a   
Roman Patron of the Arts
Wealthy and generous patron for Augustan poets; 70 BC-c. 8 BC
Gaius Marius
   was a   
Roman General
Reorganized military formations; 157-86 BC
Gaius Marius
   was a   
Roman Statesman
Elected consul an unprecedented seven times
Galen
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Of Greek ethnicity; interested in the debate between rationalist and empiricist theories of epistemology; b. AD 129
Galen
   was a   
Roman Physician
Contributed to the understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and neurology; 2nd century AD
Genseric
   was a   
Vandal King
428-477; played a key role in the troubles of the Western Roman Empire
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
   was a   
Roman General
Governor of Britain and conqueror of Scotland; born 40 AD
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
   was a   
Roman Governor
And general. Governor of Britain and conqueror of Scotland
Gudea
   was a   
Neo-Sumerian King
Ruler of the city of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia, c. 2144-2124 BCE
Hadrian
   was a   
Roman Emperor
Ruled 117-138; best remembered for his wall marking the northern limit of Roman territory in Britain
Hammurabi
   was a   
Mesopotanian King
Author of a well-preserved law code dating to 1790 BC
Hannibal
   was a   
Carthaginian General
248-183 BC; popularly credited as being one of the most talented military commanders in history
Hatshepsut
   was an   
Egyptian Queen
Generally considered one of the most successful pharaohs; 1508-1458 BC
Heraclitus of Ephesus
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Pre-Socratic; known for his doctrine that change was central to the universe
Herodotus
   was a   
Greek Historian
Regarded as the Father of History in Western culture; lived in the 5th century BC
Hesiod
   was a   
Greek Poet
Along with Homer, the earliest Greek poets whose works have survived
Han Fei
   was a   
Chinese Philosopher
Helped develop the philosophy of Legalism; c. 280-233 BCE
Hippocrates
   was a   
Greek Physician
Considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine, c. 460-370 BC
Homer
   was a   
Greek Poet
Said to be the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
Horace
   was a   
Roman Poet
The leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus
Ignatius of Antioch
   was an   
Antiochene Bishop
Patriarch of Antioch and student of John the Apostle
Imhotep
   was an   
Egyptian Architect
Considered the first architect engineer in early history
Imhotep
   was an   
Egyptian Physician
Considered to be one of the first physicians in early history; fl. 27th century BC
Isaiah
   was a   
Hebrew Prophet
8th century BC prophet from the Kingdom of Judah
Jeremiah
   was a   
Hebrew Prophet
Writings are in the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Lamentations
Jimmu Tenno
   was a   
Japanese Emperor
Legendary first emperor of Japan; trad. 660-585 BCE
Jingu
   was a   
Japanese Emperor
Executed a prophecy of Ameterasu the sun goddess and conquered Korea; trad. 200-269 BCE
Kalidasa
   was an   
Indian Playwright
Regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language
Kalidasa
   was an   
Indian Poet
Lived in the 4th or 5th century AD
King David
   was a   
Hebrew King
Second king of the united Kingdom of Israel, acclaimed as warrior, musician and poet; possibly c. 1040-970 BC
Laozi
   was a   
Chinese Philosopher
Central figure in Taoism; 6th century BCE
Leonides
   was a   
Spartan King
"lion's son", 17th of the Agiad line, died at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC
Livia Drusilla
   was a   
Roman Empress
Third wife of Augustus, mother of Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius and great-great grandmother of Nero
Livy
   was a   
Roman Historian
Titus Livius; wrote a history of Rome and the Roman people; 59-17 BC
Lucian
   was an   
Assyrian Author
Born in the Roman Empire, wrote in the Greek language; c. 125-180 AD
Lucius Accius
   was a   
Roman Poet
Tragic poet and literary scholar; 170-c. 86 BC
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Stoic, c. 3 BC- 65 AD
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
   was a   
Roman Playwright
Known simply as Seneca
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
   was a   
Roman General
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
   was a   
Roman Statesman
One of the canonical great men of Roman history; 138-78 BC
Lucretius
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Titus Lucretius Carus, c. 99-55 BC
Lucretius
   was a   
Roman Poet
Epic philosophical poem on Epicureanism, On the Nature of Things
Lysippus
   was a   
Greek Sculptor
Together with Scopas and Praxiteles, of the three greatest sculptors of the Classical era, 4th c. BC
Marc Antony
   was a   
Roman General
C. 82-30 BC; his defeat by Octavian resulted in the demise of the republic form of government in Rome and the creation of the Roman Empire
Marcus Aurelius
   was a   
Roman Emperor
One of the "Good Emperors", ruled 161-180
Marcus Aurelius
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Developed the philosophy of stoicism in his book known as the Meditations; died AD 180
Marcus Vipsaneus Agrippa
   was a   
Roman General
And statesman. Best known for winning the naval Battle of Actium; born c. 63 BC
Masinissa
   was a   
Numidian King
Ancient North African nation; known as Roman ally in the Battle of Zama, 202 BC
Menander
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Comic dramatist, c. 342-291 BCE
Moses
   was a   
Hebrew Prophet
Traditionally attributed as the author of the Torah and the receiver of the 10 Commandments
Nebuchadnezzar
   was a   
Babylonian King
Credited with the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; c. 634-562 BC
Nefertari
   was an   
Egyptian Queen
One of the principal wives of Ramesses the Great; name means "Beautiful Companion"
Nefertiti
   was an   
Egyptian Queen
Chief consort of Pharaoh Akhenaten; c. 1370-1330 BCE
Pappus
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Known for his eight volume Collection; taught at Alexandria; (c. 340 BCE)
Parmenides
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Founder of the Eleatic school of philosophy; early 5th century BCE
Pedanius Dioscorides
   was a   
Greek Physician
Pharmacologist and botanist who practiced in Rome at the time of Nero
Pericles
   was an   
Athenian General
Led his countrymen during the first two years of the Peloponnesian War
Pericles
   was an   
Athenian Statesman
Turned the Delian League into an Athenian empire; c. 495-429 BCE
Phaedrus
   was a   
Roman Fabulist
Born in Macedonia, 15 BC; latinized fambles attributed to Aesop
Pheidippides
   was an   
Athenian Courier
Central figure in a story which was the inspiration for the modern sporting event, the marathon
Phidias
   was a   
Greek Sculptor
Works include the Statue of Zeus at Olympia; c. 480-430 BC
Philip II
   was a   
Macedonian King
Father of Alexander the Great
Philo of Alexandria
   was an   
Egyptian Philosopher
Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher born in Alexandria; 20 BC-50 AD
Pindar
   was a   
Greek Poet
Of the lyric poets of ancient Greece, the one whose work is best preserved; c. 522-443 BCE
Plato
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Founder of the Academy in Athens
Plautus
   was a   
Roman Playwright
Titus Maccius Plautus, c. 254-184 BC; comedies among the earliest surviving works in Latin
Pliny the Elder
   was a   
Roman Author
Encyclopedic work, Naturalis Historia; died in the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, 8/25/79
Pliny the Younger
   was a   
Roman Author
Known for his letters; nephew of Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger
   was a   
Roman Magistrate
One of the highest officers of ancient Rome, 61-112 AD
Plotinus
   was an   
Egyptian Philosopher
Founder of Neoplatonism; 205-270 AD
Plutarch
   was a   
Greek Biographer
Known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia; c. 46-120 AD
Polyclitus
   was a   
Greek Sculptor
Along with Myron, Phidias and Kresilas, one of the most important sculptors of classical antiquity
Pontias Pilate
   was a   
Roman Governor
Best remembered as the judge at the trial of Jesus who authorized the crucifixion
Poppaea Sabina
   was a   
Roman Empress
Second wife of Nero; 30-65 AD
Porphyry
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Disciple of Plotinus; 234-305 AD
Praxiteles
   was a   
Greek Sculptor
4th c. BC; first to sculpt the nude female form in a life-size statue
Priscillian
   was a   
Bishop of Avila
First person in the history of Christianity to be executed for heresy
Proclus
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Neoplatonist; b. 412 AD
Protagorus
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Pre-Socratic; numbered as one of the sophists by Plato
Ptolemy
   was an   
Egyptian Astronomer
Author of the only surviving comprehensive ancient treatise on astronomy, "The Almagest". Also a mathematician, geographer and King.
Ptolemy
   was an   
Egyptian Mathematician
Lived in Egypt under Roman rule, c. 90-168. Also an astonomer, geographer and King.
Ptolemy I
   was an   
Egyptian King
In 305 BC he declared himself King Ptolemy I. There were in fact many King Ptolemys. All male rulers in the Ptolemaic Dynasty took the name Ptolemy. He was a mathematician, astronomer and geographer.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
   was a   
Roman Historian
The Annals and the Histories; known simply as Tacitus
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
   was a   
Roman Senator
AD56-117
Publius Ovidius Naso
   was a   
Roman Poet
Known as Ovid, best known for three major collections of erotic poetry; 43 BC- AD 17/18
Pythagoras
   was a   
Greek Mathematician
Ionian Greek philosopher and mathematician. Born c. 570 BC. Best known for the Pythagorean theorem
Pythagoras
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Ionian Greek philosopher and mathematician. Born c. 570 BC. Founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism.
Pytheas
   was a   
Greek Explorer
Explored northwestern Europe c. 325 BC; observations may include earliest report of Stonehenge
Qin Shi Huangdi
   was a   
Chinese Emperor
Formed China's first united empire in 221 BCE
Qu Yuan
   was a   
Chinese Poet
Works found in anthology known as Chu Ci; c. 340-278 BCE
Ramses II
   was an   
Egyptian King
Reign: 1279-1213 BCE
Saint Ambrose
   was a   
Milanese Bishop
Established the Nicene Creed as the orthodox doctrine of Christianity; b. 339 AD
Saint Anthony of Egypt
   was an   
Egyptian Hermit
Christian saint. Renowned for his ascetic labors and Gospel teachings; c. 251-356 AD
Saint Augustine
   was a   
Numidian Bishop
Father of the Church; author of "City of God"; 354-430
Saint Denis
   was a   
Bishop of Paris
Martyred by decapitation c. AD 250; patron of Paris
Saint Helena
   was a   
Roman Empress
Consort of Emperor Constantius and mother of Constantine the Great
Saint Irenaeus
   was a   
Bishop of Lugdunum
Present day Lyon; early church father and apologist; 2nd century AD
Saint Irenaeus
   was a   
Roman Christian Author
Wrote Adversus Haereses or "Against Heresies" in 180 AD
Saint John Chrysostom
   was an   
Archbishop of Constantinople
Early Church Father; c. 347-407 AD
Saint Patrick
   was a   
Romano-Briton Christian Missionary
Patron saint of Ireland; born c, 387 BC
Saint Peter
   was a   
Christian Apostle
First Pope
Saint Simeon Stylites
   was a   
Syrian Monk
Lived for 37 years on a small platform on top of a pillar; c. 390-459 AD
Saint Siricius
   was a   
Bishop of Rome
Pope from 384-399
Saint Thomas
   was a   
Christian Apostle
One of the twelve, known for his disbelieving Jesus' resurrection
Sallust
   was a   
Roman Historian
Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-34 BC); accounts of the Catiline conspiracy and of the Jugurthine War
Sammu-Ramat
   was an   
Assyrian Queen
Widow of Shamshi-Adad V, reigned three years, 811-808 BCE
Samuel
   was a   
Hebrew Prophet
Hebrew Prophet -- first of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible
Sappho
   was a   
Greek Poet
Born on the island of Lesbos between 630 and 612 BC; most of her poetry has been lost but her reputation endures
Sargon
   was a   
Neo-Assyrian King
Sargon of Akkad, famous for his conquest of the Sumerian city-states in the 23rd and 22nd centuries BCE
Scipio Aemiliamus
   was a   
Roman General
Aka Scipio Africanus the Younger; led final siege and destruction of Carthage in 146 BC
Scipio Aemiliamus
   was a   
Roman Senator
Leader of the senators opposed to the Gracchi in 133 BC
Scipio Africanus
   was a   
Roman General
Best known for defeating Hannibal in the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama
Scopas
   was a   
Greek Sculptor
C. 395-350 BC; sculpted parts of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
Seneca the Younger
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Stoic philosopher, 3 BC- 65 AD
Seneca the Younger
   was a   
Roman Statesman
Forced to commit suicide for complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy
Sennacherib
   was a   
Neo-Assyrian King
Son of Sargon II; reign 705-681 BC
Sextus Propertius
   was a   
Roman Poet
Latin elegiac poet, c. 50-15 BCE
Shapur II
   was a   
Sasamian Shah
Shapur II the Great, ninth king of the Persian Sassanid Empire, reigned from 309-379 CE
Shi Huangdi
   was a   
Chinese Emperor
Became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BCE
Simonides
   was a   
Greek Poet
Simonides of Ceos, lyric poet; c. 556-468 BCE
Sima Qian
   was a   
Chinese Historian
"Records of the Grand Historian", general history of China covering 2000 years; c. 145-86 BCE
Sima Xingru
   was a   
Chinese Musician
One of Imperial China's most revered players of the 7-string zither; 179-117 BCE
Sima Xingru
   was a   
Chinese Poet
Rhapsodic poetry in a complex and highly stylized language
Socrates
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy; known chiefly through the writings of Plato
Solomon
   was a   
Hebrew King
Son of David; renowned for his wisdom
Sophocles
   was a   
Greek Playwright
Only 7 plays survive in complete form of the 123 written; c. 497-406 BCE
Spartacus
   was a   
Roman Rebel
Folk hero and inspiration for modern writers
Sulpicia
   was a   
Roman Poet
Tacitus
   was a   
Roman Author
Wrote in the latter part of the Silver Age of Latin Literature, 14-117 AD
Tacitus
   was a   
Roman Historian
Portions of two major works survive: the Annals and the Histories
Tacitus
   was a   
Roman Senator
Historian and author, 56-117 AD
Terence
   was a   
Roman Playwright
Comedies were performed around 170-160 BC
Tertullian
   was a   
Carthagian Christian Author
C. 160-220
Thales of Miletus
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Pre-Socratic, one of the Seven Sages of Greece; c. 624-546 BCE
Themistocles
   was an   
Athenian Admiral
Commander of the Greek allied navy at the battles of Artemisium and Salamis
Themistocles
   was an   
Athenian Statesman
Sent into exile in Argos
Theodosius the Great
   was a   
Roman Emperor
Last emperor to rule over both the eastern and western halves of the Roman Empire
Theophrastus
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Successor of Aristotle in the Peripatetic school; c. 371-287 BCE
Thespis
   was a   
Greek Playwright
According to Aristotle, the first person ever to appear on stage as an actor
Thucydides
   was a   
Greek Historian
Author of the History of the Peloponnesian War; c. 460-395 BCE
Thutmose III
   was an   
Egyptian King
Sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty
Tiberius
   was a   
Roman Emperor
Reign 14-37 AD
Tiglath-Pileser III
   was a   
Neo-Assyrian Emperor
Widely regarded as the founder of the Neo-Assyrian Empire; 8th century BC
Tigranes the Great
   was an   
Armenian King
140-55 BCE
Titus Livius
   was a   
Roman Author
And historian. Wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, "Ab Urbe Condita Libri"; 59 BC- 17 AD
Titus Livius
   was a   
Roman Historian
Wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, "Ab Urbe Condita Libri"; 59 BC- 17 AD
Titus Lucretius Carus
   was a   
Roman Philosopher
Wrote "On the Nature of Things"
Titus Lucretius Carus
   was a   
Roman Poet
Known simply as Lucretius; c. 99-55 BC
Tiy
   was an   
Egyptian Queen
Great Royal Wife of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III; c. 1398-1338 BCE
Trajan
   was a   
Roman Emperor
Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus, 53-117 AD; best known for his extensive public building program
Tutankhaman
   was an   
Egyptian King
18th dynasty, ruled c. 1333-1323 BCE
Ulfilas
   was a   
Bishop of the Goths
Christian missionary, translated the Bible into the Gothic language; c. 310-383
Ur-Nammu
   was a   
Sumarian King
3rd dynasty of Ur, c. 2047-2030 BCE
Valeria Messalina
   was a   
Roman Empress
3rd wife of Claudius with a reputation for promiscuity; executed 48 AD
Valmiki
   was an   
Indian Poet
Author of the epic Ramayana; c. 400 BCE
Vasubandhu
   was an   
Indian Philosopher
Buddhist scholar-monk; one of the founders of the Indian Yogacara school; flourished c. 4th c.
Vercingetorix
   was a   
Gallic Warrior
Led ultimately unsuccessful revolt against Roman forces during the last phase of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars
Virgil
   was a   
Roman Poet
Publius Vergilius Maro; best known for the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the Aeneid; 70 BCE - 19 BCE
Wang Bi
   was a   
Chinese Philosopher
Most important works are commentaries on the Dao De Jing and the I Ching
Wang Chong
   was a   
Chinese Philosopher
Flourished during the Han Dynasty; c. 27-100 AD
Wang Xizhi
   was a   
Chinese Calligrapher
303-361; traditionally referred to as the Sage of Calligraphy
Xanthippe
   was a   
Greek Noblewoman
Wife of Socrates
Xenophanes
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Xenophanes of Colophon, c. 570-475 BCE
Xerxes
   was a   
Persian King
Xerxes the Great, fourth Zoroastrian king of the Achamenid Empire
Xie Lingyun
   was a   
Chinese Poet
One of the foremost poets of the Southern and Northern Dynasties; 385-433 CE
Xunzi
   was a   
Chinese Philosopher
Confucian philosopher who lived during the Warring States Period
Zeno of Citium
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Founder of the Stoic school; 334-262 BCE
Zeno of Elea
   was a   
Greek Philosopher
Member of the Eleatic School founded by Parmenides; Aristotle called him the inventor of the dialectic.
Zhuangzi
   was a   
Chinese Philosopher
Influential philosopher who lived around the 4th century BCE
Zoroaster
   was a   
Persian Prophet
Founder of Zoroastrianism; lived about the 10th or 11th century BCE


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