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Offline PhillipAEllis

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NPC listings
« on: November 03, 2012, 05:17:53 AM »
I was wondering how useful a list of famous NPCs would, with full stats, skills, and other write-ups. Part of the attraction of the setting has for me is to have my characters run across the famous poets (it shows that poetry is my vocation) and get starstruck by the rich and famous.

Anyway, who would you list, and why?
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Re: NPC listings
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 08:03:06 AM »
 I think I would pick an era and then describe a Provence from history. So I would do a complete top down NPC write up that others could use.
 As you said you are a history buff I would try and make it as historically accurate as possible.
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Re: NPC listings
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 04:02:16 PM »
That's a great point that you make, regarding limiting NPC listings to specific time frames and provinces, and there are are sources, both primary and secondary, that can help with the process. There may also be scope for "more universal" NPCs; eg. the Julio-Claudians covered by Suetonius in his The Twelve Caesars with other major persons such as Sejanus, etcetera, as one such a listing. Or even thematic listings, such as soldiers, or authors, or historians, and so forth.
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Re: NPC listings
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 05:37:54 AM »
Partial proposed list:

Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius (64-12 B.C.)
Archelaus of Cappadocia (d. 17 C.E.)
Aretas IV (late first century B.C.E.)
Artavasdes (1) (fl. first century B.C.E.)
Artaxes II (d. 20 B.C.E.)
Augustus

Balbus, Lucius Cornelius (2) (fl. late first century
B.C.E.)

Cassivellaunus (fl. mid-first century B.C.E.)

Diodorus Siculus
Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Herod the Great
Horace
Lepidus, Marcus Aemilius (d. ca. 13 B.C.)
Livia
Livy
Maecenas, Gaius
Nepos, Cornelius
Octavia
Ovid
Propertius, Sextus
Strabo
Tiberius
Tibullus, Albius
Virgil
Vitruvius

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The above is a work in progress, listing important people that I know were around and about c. 24 BC.

I am currently wading through an encyclopaedia of Ancient Rome and trying to spot names that I've missed.
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Re: NPC listings
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 09:21:34 AM »
  It also might be good if you could group them by different factors. Such as military, government, noble, thinker, greek, builder, etc. 
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Re: NPC listings
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 03:05:23 PM »
Good idea; least I could do is a subject index, such as author, politician, foreign politician, etcetera.

I'm having to juggle Nano with the research, so it will take a while, but here's hoping I get some time later this week. :)
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Re: NPC listings
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 02:45:23 PM »
I have a revised and expanded list for you:

Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius (64-12 B.C.)
Archelaus of Cappadocia (d. 17 C.E.)
Aretas IV (late first century B.C.E.)
Artavasdes (1) (fl. first century B.C.E.)
Artaxes II (d. 20 B.C.E.)
Augustus

Balbus, Lucius Cornelius (2) (fl. late first century
B.C.E.)
Bathyllus

Cassivellaunus (fl. mid-first century B.C.E.)
Cotiso

Diodorus, Siculus
Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Drusus, Nero Claudius

Epaphroditus (1) (fl. first century B.C.E.)

Fenestella (52 or 53 B.C.E.–36 C.E.)

Gallus, Aelius (fl. late first century B.C.E.)

Herod the Great
Horace
Hyginus, Gaius Julius (c. 64 B.C.E.–17 C.E.)

Juba II (d. c. 19 C.E.)
Junia (d. 22 C.E.)

Labeo Marcus Antistius (c. 54 B.C.E.–10/11 C.E.)
Lepidus, Marcus Aemilius (d. ca. 13 B.C.)
Lepidus, Paullus Aemilius (late first century B.C.E.)
Livia
Livy
Lollius, Marcus (d. c. 1 C.E.)

Macer, Aemilius (d. 16 B.C.E.)
Maecenas, Gaius Cilnius (74/64–8 B.C.E.)
Marcellus, Marcus Claudius (43–23 B.C.E.)
Marcius, Publius (d. 16 C.E.)
Messalla Corvinus, Marcus Valerius (64 B.C.E.–8
C.E.)
Murena, Licinius Aulus Terentius Varro (d. 22
B.C.E.)

Nepos, Cornelius (c. 100–24 B.C.E.)
Nicolaus of Damascus (fl. first century B.C.E.)

Obodas (d. 9 B.C.E.)
Octavia (d. 11 B.C.E.)
Oppius, Gaius (fl. mid-first century B.C.E.)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 B.C.E.–17/18 C.E.)

Phraates IV (d. 2 B.C.E.)
Plancus, Lucius Munatius (fl. first century B.C.E.)
Polemo I (d. 8 B.C.E.)
Pollio, Gaius Asinius (c. 76 B.C.E.–5 C.E.)
Pollio, Publius Vedius (d. 15 B.C.E.)
Porcius Latro, Marcus (d. 4 C.E.)
Potamon of Alexandria (fl. late first century B.C.E.)
Propertius, Sextus (d. 15 B.C.E.)
Pylades (fl. first century B.C.E.)

Rhoemetalces I (d. 12 C.E.)
Rufus, C. Valgius (fl. late first century B.C.E.)

Scribonia (fl. first century B.C.E.)
Seneca the Elder (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) (c. 55
B.C.E.–41 C.E.)
Sitas (fl. late first century B.C.E.)
Strabo (fl. late first century B.C.E.)

Taurus, Titus Statilius (fl. late first century

B.C.E.)
Tiberius (Tiberius Claudius Nero) (42 B.C.E.–37
C.E.)
Tibullus, Albius (c. 54–19 B.C.E.)
Tigranes II (d. 6 B.C.E.)
Tiridates II (fl. first century B.C.E.)
Titius, Marcus (first century B.C.E.)
Trogus, Pompeius (fl. late first century B.C.E.)
Tubero, Quintus Aelius (fl. late first century B.C.E.)
Tubero, Quintus Aelius (fl. late first century B.C.E.)

Vinicius, Marcus (1) (fl. later first century B.C.E.)
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) (70–19 B.C.E.)
Vitruvius Pollio (fl. early first century C.E.)

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Feel free to mention anyone of possible interest, as I set about preparing to get the first of the NPCs created. :)
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