Epic Facebook Battle: Romans vs Barbarians

Amos Cheng | Deborah Tan | Nicholas Chow | Vanessa Chan

 

INTRODUCTION

We chose some Roman characters and also some famous ‘barbarians’ who were a threat to the Roman empire so that they could have quasi-meaningful interactions. Do check out the different characters’ Facebook profiles for a more detailed version of their history and personality. Here is a list of characters we did and a simple summary of them. Hope you guys enjoy the ‘silly’ banter between them!

 

DISCLAIMER:

Not all the characters mentioned below coexist in the same timeline and country. All accounts on Facebook are our retellings of their events and how we interpret that they would react. 

 


 

Romans

Tiberius Nero Claudius's Facebook profile

Tiberius Nero Claudius's Facebook profile

Cause of Death:

  • Old age


Titles


Commander of the Roman army
Elected praetor in 42BC


Well-known for:

  • Winning the Egyptians navy in the Alexandria war


Significance to History

  • His son Tiberius would eventually become the 2nd emperor of the Roman empire


Family:

Tiberius Claudius Nero's family tree (Done Using: FamilyEcho)

Tiberius Claudius Nero's family tree

(Done Using: FamilyEcho)

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Augustus Caesar's Facebook profile

Augustus Caesar's Facebook profile

Cause of Death:

  • Rumored to have been poisoned to death by his wife Livia.


Titles: Founder and the 1st emperor of the roman empire


Well-known for:

  • Formed the second triumvirate with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus to defeat the assassins of Caesar

  • Competed with the two of them for control over the Roman Republic and won

  • Ruled over the Roman empire with peace also known as the Pax Romana, the roman peace

  • Conquest of Hispania


Significance to History

  • Defeated the republicans and led Roman into an age of peace and prosperity


Family:

Augustus Caesar's family tree (Done Using: FamilyEcho)

Augustus Caesar's family tree

(Done Using: FamilyEcho)

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Livia Drusilla's Facebook Profile

Livia Drusilla's Facebook Profile

 

Cause of Death:

  • Old Age

 

Titles: Augusta
(Honorific title given to empresses/honoured women of the imperial family)

 

Well-known for

  • One of the great women in history
  • Symbol of the loyal Roman wife
  • Ensured her son (Tiberius) succeeded the throne

 

Significance to History:

First Female Emperor

Important woman in the lineage of Julius Augustus

 

Family:

Livia's Family Tree (Done Using: FamilyEcho)

Livia's Family Tree
(Done Using: FamilyEcho)


 

Barbarians

Facebook Profile of Hannibal Barca of Carthage

Facebook Profile of Hannibal Barca of Carthage

 

Cause of Death:

  • Suicide via Poison in Ring


Titles

  • The Greatest Enemy of Rome
  • Commander of the Carthegian Army


Well-known for:

  • Crossing the Alps to Defeat Rome
  • Winning the Romans in the First Punic War
  • His Great Hatred for Rome
  • Using War Elephants in His Battles


Significance to History

  • Aided in bringing down the Great Roman Civilisation 
  • First and Second Punic War


Family:

Hannibal's Family Tree (Done Using: FamilyEcho)

Hannibal's Family Tree
(Done Using: FamilyEcho)

 

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Facebook Profile of Attila the Hun

Facebook Profile of Attila the Hun

 

Cause of Death:

  • Supposedly choked to death from his own blood caused by a nosebleed (on his wedding night!)


Titles: Scourge of God


Well-known for:

  • Massacres of villagers whom villages he plundered
  • Not holding true to his promises
    (receive protection money but still attacks the party paying)
  • Expertise in brute force invasion
    (captured many cities this way)


Significance to History

  • Aided in bringing down the Great Roman Civilisation


Family:

Attila's Family Tree (Done Using: FamilyEcho)

Attila's Family Tree
(Done Using: FamilyEcho)