Who is your favorite Roman Emperor?

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    • #227266
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      • #227324
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        Both his father and grandfather were objectively better
        Possibly even also his great grandfather

      • #227329
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        FPBP

    • #227268
      Anonymous
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      Augustulus.

    • #227269
      Anonymous
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      Aurelian

      • #227366
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        where does this depiction of aurelian with a mask come from?

        • #227367
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          Total war rome 2 DLC
          Unbiased History of Rome

    • #227270
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      Antoninus Pius. Any other answer is a meme. Of central importance in the life of any monarch is succession. Some of even the most GOAT-tier emperors like Augustus bonked up the succession. Antoninus Pius chose Marcus Aurelius, another GOAT-tier emperor.

      People think wars make a good ruler. Nonsense. A leader who can effectively manage a long peace is better than one who can effectively manage a war.

      • #227293
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        I really disagree, while he wasn’t a bad emperor, Antonius Pius’ disregard for any military action put the empire in a terrible situation just a few years after his death.

        • #227298
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          He didn’t disregard military action, he just appointed capable governors. If you’re talking about the Parthian War after his death, he retained Armenia as a puppet state. Parthia invaded it, it wasn’t Antoninus’ fault. What he did do is make one of the best succession choices of any Roman emperor and bully Marcus Aurelius to succeed him.

          But during his reign he developed lots of infrastructure and administered the empire more effectively than most, and there was a surplus of money when he died. Just because he wasn’t spending money on armies and going off to fight wars of expansion all the time doesn’t mean he wasn’t the best emperor. I can’t think of any other Roman emperor who received a healthy empire from his predecessor, create a peaceful golden age, and then leave it to someone capable of carrying on that golden age. Even the best ones, like Augustus, passed the empire on to scrotebrain degenerates who caused more problems than they solved.

          • #227373
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            >What he did do is make one of the best succession choices of any Roman emperor and bully Marcus Aurelius to succeed him.
            That was Hadrian’s doing, and Marcus had Lucius Verus as Co-Emperor which easily could have spun out into another round of Augustus vs Marc Antony tier civil war. Why does everyone freaking forget about Lucius Verus and his father? The original plan was for Lucius Verus The Elder to rule and raise Marcus as his heir, he died and Antoninus Pious filled the gap and ensured there was co-rulers to rule after he died or retired.

            >I can’t think of any other Roman emperor who received a healthy empire from his predecessor, create a peaceful golden age, and then leave it to someone capable of carrying on that golden age.
            Anastasius left the Empire in extraordinarily prosperous Empire to Justin who died quickly and left it to Justinian. Justinian’s reign starts going off the rails in 535 but its hard to expect any ruler of that time period to be able to juggle wars, drastic change in the climate caused by volcanic eruption; which lead to widespread famines, then a brand new ultra deadly plague killing a third or half of the population. There is just no way it could be successfully navigated, not even mega-mind tier rulers like Augustus could really do much better than what Justinian eeked out after these concurrent crisis.

      • #227318
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        >he adopted Antoninus Pius in 138 and nominated him as a successor, on the condition that Antoninus adopt Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as his own heirs

        So it wasnt even his choice.

      • #227358
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        woke af

    • #227271
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      Romulus Augustus

    • #227272
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      Emperors are for women and scrotes (the latter often quite literally), Republican Rome is better and the best of their leaders was probably Washington, after all he’s one of the founders of the Roman revival.

      • #227273
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        >he thinks he lives on a democracy

        • #227285
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          >Think democracy and republican government are the same
          >Think he doesn’t live in a democracy because he win elections due to being unpopular
          Dunno what you mean – all the people I vote for get elected

          • #227290
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            Yeah but do you vote for Jeff Bezos or whoever is the president of the Washington Post?

            • #227310
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              I like Jeff Bezos though

              • #227342
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                Yeah this about sums up Americans.

      • #227275
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        cringe burgoid

      • #227284
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        >Bring up the Roman Republic
        >Don’t mention CATO
        You had one job

        • #227287
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          Uh guys I think Cato got the Pfizer jab.

        • #227291
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          Cato is a scrote who did nothing successfully except die. He is one of the worst leaders of the late republic.

          • #227308
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            Imagine being this wrong; even Caesar couldn’t get over his death

            • #227333
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              Because Caesar was a baby who wanted to pardon everyone. Augustus would have just had him stabbed to death and said "oopsie"

          • #227325
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            This, Cato essentially built his career on being a Roman tradLARPer and counter signaling/undermining Ceasar. The moment Ceasar crossed the rubicon and called his and people stopped listening to him he lost all composure and cried and pissed and shitted and cumed his way into disembowelment.

            • #227326
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              called his bluff*

            • #227339
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              Cicero>Cato

        • #227328
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          >Cincinnatus

      • #227297
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        >after all he’s one of the founders of the Roman revival.

        what is the renaissance you freaking illiterate burgermutt

      • #227300
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        You already posted him

        Woke af for me it’s Cato (the younger)

      • #227303
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        >Mongrel filth trying to reconcile his meager existence as nothing but a shadow of Rome in real time
        Beautiful.

        • #227327
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          Keep seething from whatever irrelevant "country" you fester in. Euroscrotes (I’m guessing you’re a euroscrote since you’re this asshurt about the U.S.) just can’t cope with their utterly impotent status on the world stage.

          • #227365
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            American here
            I actively work towards destroying this country

      • #227321
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        https://i.imgur.com/yC0eyal.gif

        holy freaking woke af

      • #227346
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        Why’d you have to go and associate Washington with your dumbfuck post?

      • #227354
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        Unfathomably woke af.

      • #227359
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        >starts war that causes the English to raise taxes then leads the rebellion against the taxes
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2atd2KJu2Y

    • #227274
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      Fuck emperors.
      Constitutio defendenda est.

      • #227278
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        Yeah next time the Senate eats dinner together I think Im gonna fuck this guy’s wife first

      • #227279
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        >defendenda
        What? Are the women defending the constitution? Am I scrotebrained?

        Also fellow Romaboos, I need some Rome content to consoom. I’m tired of rewatching HBO’s Rome and I, Claudius for the 200th time. Anybody got any shows or movies worth watching?

    • #227276
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      1. Hadrian
      2. Marcus Aurelius
      3. Claudius

      • #227305
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        He was a scrote.

        >Marcus Aurelius
        He was a literal cuck and a pseudointellectual.

        • #227309
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          >He was a literal cuck
          Why do scrotebrains believe everything they read? That anecdote come from the Historia Augusta, an it-was-revealed-to-me-in-a-dream-tier source.

        • #227313
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          Tell me you haven’t read Marcus Aurelius without actually telling me you haven’t read him
          Oh wait you already did lol

    • #227277
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      Charlemagne

    • #227286
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      /our guy/, claudius.

    • #227288
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      Aurelian is the only serious answer

      • #227292
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        His religion sucked.

    • #227294
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      Majorian

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    • #227296
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      why are people disagreeing and saying "this is the only correct answer". OP says "favourite".
      is this board really that dumb?

      • #227299
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        Where do you think we are?

    • #227301
      Anonymous
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      Caesar

      • #227302
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        This

    • #227304
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      Gonna have to say the underrated goat: Domitian, Drilled his army constantly, was the only emperor to improve the silver value in the currency, built defences across the germanic border and most importantly scorned the senate, what’s not to love?

    • #227306
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      C-Cl-Clau-C-Claudius

      • #227369
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        Woke af. Everytime I think of Claudius I think of the Oracle from "I, Claudius" calling him
        >Clau-Clau-Claudius
        In the most authoritative and deliberate tone. Fuckin kino

    • #227307
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      my favourites are the biggest scrotebrains
      1. Pertinax
      2. Honorius
      3. Aurelian

      • #227312
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        Nikephoros II Phokas

        Aurelian was a petard? Really makes ya think

        • #227314
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          >Aurelian was a petard? Really makes ya think
          the truth hurts, my friend.

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    • #227315
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      The chad Gallienus of course

    • #227316
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      It would be Hadrian.
      It’s too bad this whole burning Israel shit never happened.
      The whole narrative comes from post 11th century fictional books attributed to a supposed ancient historian.
      We have no evidence for an ancient "Israel", even.

      • #227317
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        Bible

      • #227337
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        Source?

    • #227319
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    • #227320
      Anonymous
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      Henricus Plantagenet Secundus

    • #227322
      Anonymous
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      Otto the Great

      • #227364
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        Only right answer

    • #227323
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      Literally /our/ guy.

    • #227330
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      Everything good about Claudius’ reign is overwritten by his marriage to Agrippina, a decision that would turn out to be the end of the Julio-Claudians and eventually lead to civil war. If he’d listened to his single most competent statesman and the guy who saved him from being couped and just remarried Paetina things might have turned out different.

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    • #227332
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      the one in op for obvious reasons

    • #227334
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      Julius Gaius Caesar
      STFU he was the de facto first roman emperor

      • #227344
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        by that logic Sulla was the first emperor

    • #227336
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      not that homo pederast hadrian, that’s for sure

    • #227338
      Anonymous
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      1) Julian
      2) Aurelian
      3) Valentinian I

    • #227340
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      Imagine he had finished his job

    • #227347
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      It’s a three way tie between Caligula, Domitian, and Caracalla

    • #227348
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      In my heart Flavius Valerius Crispus son of Constantinus

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    • #227355
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      Emperor sneed

    • #227356
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      My wife

    • #227360
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      Marcvs Avrelivs

      • #227368
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        how do you interpret this for something like serious emotional pain?
        like lose of a family member or something

        • #227370
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          Probably just find some other quote about greif cause that one doesn’t really fit

        • #227377
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          Stoics (and also Aurelius) think that everyone is going to die someday, so grieving for them is useless and you should not feel bad about anybody close to you dying. At most you should honour them for what they were like in life.

    • #227362
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      Maximinus I Thrax because he has the coolest name

    • #227363
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      His awful marriage aside, for me its Claudius; king of the woke af scrotebrains

    • #227374
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      The Caesar was literally a god among mortals

    • #227375
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      Wasn’t there one at one point named like "Maximus Thrax" who was literally like almost 8 feet tall, and actually athletic at least in his youth, to the point of being able to outrun chariots and shit, and that was actually HOW he even became Emperor?

      I swear to God, it sounds like the stupidest made-up shit ever, but I think it might actually be a "truth stranger than fiction" deal.

      Like trust me, if I wanted to just make up some stupid shit, I’d make up something better than that shit.

      • #227380
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        Maximus Thrax is my favorite meme emperor. If he wasn’t such a scrote and didn’t get murdered he probably would’ve moved the capital to Londinium; removing the capital from continental distractions like barbarian incursions; giving the empire the same advantages of gaining the space to, in relative peace, develop and grow that would eventually lead to perfidious albinon’s global rule.

    • #227376
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      romul (((((((((((((((:

    • #227378
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      What Majorian did with what little ressources he had was incredible

    • #227379
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      For me, it’s a really tough call between Elagabalus and Julian the Philosopher.

      Elagabalus Because of his myriad of interesting quirks but also because of the mystery in trying to separate the real man from the caricature of ancient sources. And Julian, obviously, is just a really inspirational figure. He grew up reading books and studying, but really took to military life when Constantius II forced him into it, and his high-minded ideas and fun written work.

      I guess I’ll give it to Elagabalus, just about, because I’ve studied him more.

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