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Candles are next to the oillamp and the torch the oldest means of illumination.
In Europa , the Etruskens , in nowadays Toscany used candles before the Romans.
There are indications that even the Egyptians , way before that era , used a kind of candle.
During the Roman Era the candle had a breakthrough.
They were made from tallow (animal fats) and rolled rush fibers as wick.
In better circles they used the more expensive beeswax.