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Period: Ancient Rome

The Ancient Roman Period lasted from the Republic, the formation of the Empire under Caesar Augustus, the early Christian period, and up to the fall of the Roman Empire. The major historical events and intellectual movements of that time, which influenced the development of liberty, include the following:

  • the Civil Wars which destroyed the Roman Republic and led to the formation of the Empire under Julius Caesar and then Caesar Augustus
  • the growth in the power of the Roman state through imperialism and militarism
  • the codification of Roman law
  • the development of Christianity first in the Middle East and then later throughout the Roman world
  • the flowering of Roman and Greek philosophy with Stoicism and neoplatonism

26 People in this Group:

sort name ↑ name   birth   death  
Ambrose Ambrose 339 AD 397 AD
Augustine Saint Augustine 354 AD 430 AD
Aurelius M Marcus Aurelius Antoninus 121 AD 180 AD
Christ Jesus Christ 3 BC 30 AD
Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero 106 BC 43 BC
Commodianus Commodianus ? 250 AD
Epictetus Epictetus 55 AD 135 AD
Gaius Gaius 130 AD 180 AD
Galen Galen 129 AD 199 AD
John Saint John 1 AD
Livy Titus Livius (Livy) 59 BC 17 AD
Lucretius Titus Lucretius Carus 99 BC 55 AD
Luke Saint Luke 1 AD
Mark Saint Mark 1 AD
Matthew Saint Matthew 1 AD
Minucius F Minucius Felix ?
Origen Origen 185 AD 254 AD
Paul Saint Saint Paul 10 AD 67 AD
Pliny Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (Pliny) 63 AD 113 AD
Plotinus Plotinus 205 AD 270 AD
Plutarch Plutarch 46 AD 125 AD
Sallust Gaius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust) 86 BC 34 BC
Suetonius Suetonius Tranquillus 69 AD 122 AD
Tacitus Publius Cornelius Tacitus 56 AD 120 AD
Tertullian Tertullian 155 AD 230 AD
Virgil Virgil 70 BC 19 BC