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Roman emperors test

Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sun May 04, 2003 6:25 pm

Brought to you by yours truly. See what emperor lives in your soul! ;)

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Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Sun May 04, 2003 7:34 pm

Salve Draco

I did the test and my results were interesting:

1) Diocletianus

2) Galba

3) Marcus aurelius

4) Titus

5) Claudius
Maybe we should do a test about famous Greeks? Its just a thought.
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Postby Publius Dionysius Mus on Sun May 04, 2003 8:08 pm

Salvete!

My top-5:

#1 Hadrianus
#2 Vespasianus
#3 Claudius
#4 Antoninus Pius
#5 Augustus


I think I can live with this...

However, Vespasianus isn't really one of my favorites... ;-)

I hope this poll will again draw some attention to our Societas! Let the new members come!

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Postby Curio Agelastus on Sun May 04, 2003 9:17 pm

Salve,

My results are below. I like these results. 8) I like and respect all five of these emperors, so of course, I hereby declare that your test works perfectly, Draco. ;-)

1) Marcus Aurelius

2) Tiberius

3) Antoninus Pius

4) Constantinus

5) Diocletianus

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sun May 04, 2003 10:15 pm

Salve mi Curio,

Hmm.... Constantinus was responsible for the death of his son, though... Nice chap, no? ;)

In any case, here are my own results:

1. Hadrianus
2. Diocletianus
3. Titus

Good idea Sokare! I'll get working on such a test soon.

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Emperors

Postby Q. C. Locatus Barbatus on Mon May 05, 2003 9:44 pm

Salvete,

My top three looks like this:

#1: Vespasianus
#2: Tiberius
#3: Antoninus Pius
#4: Hadrianus
#5: Nero


Although I do not know most of these people, I must agree with it (there is no other option, is there?) :wink: .


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Re: Emperors

Postby Publius Dionysius Mus on Tue May 06, 2003 10:44 am

Quintus Claudius Locatus wrote:Salvete,

Although I do not know most of these people, I must agree with it (there is no other option, is there?) :wink: .



Salve Locate!

Maybe you can check on these five emperors in the nice essay Draco and I wrote on the emperors, it's in the Collegium Historicum...

Our essays are in the Collegia for a reason... :wink:

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Postby Curio Agelastus on Tue May 06, 2003 9:09 pm

Salve Draco,

Dead son, dead shmon. Assuming we're talking about the same Constantinus, then he was politically clever, if a tad ruthless, courageous with his conversion to Christianity, and his building programme was also impressive.
Nuff said. :-p

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Worth a Shot

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed May 07, 2003 12:40 am

Salvete amici!

* chuckles * I love these things. I'm not surprised they bring people into the Societas; would the OP ever think of anything this fun?? Anyway, here are my top 5:

#1: Domitianus
#2: Hadrianus
#3: Marcus Aurelius
#4: Galba
#5: Augustus

I guess that's for registering strongly as moody, asocial yet culturally-inclined. Other Caesars I respect ended up in the following spots:

Nerva: #7
Traianus: #9
Septimius Severus: #15
Vespasianus (my favorite): #19
Aurelianus: #25

...which means I am least like Aurelianus out of any Emperor on the list. Doesn't lessen my admiration of him, though.

Now wasn't that fun?? >({|:-D

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Postby Horatius Piscinus on Wed May 07, 2003 1:04 pm

Salvete

1# Titus
2# Diocletianus
3# Vespasianus

Hm, my favorite emperors, probably in reverse order though, and some of the others on the list I did not recognize. Bottom of the list
25# Heliogabalus
Well, I am no longer some prancing youth that is for sure.

So when will our Aediles put up the selector for famous Roman women, or Roman poets and authors, or Roman tradesmen?

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Wed May 07, 2003 1:11 pm

Salvete amici,

Well mi Mari, the OP would probably not think of it simply because they couldn't come up with 24 questions. *Very* evil chuckles. Perhaps we could also make a small, private OP selector. Hee hee. :twisted:

I'm not sure if the selector will attract a massive amount of people because I noticed yesterday that there already *is* such a selector out there.

Piscine, Heliogabalus was my #25 as well. So much for *my* youth then ;). I could indeed make a poet and artist selector too, yes. It's now on my "to do" list next to the Greek selector.

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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Wed May 07, 2003 7:12 pm

Salve

I took the test, and I have to say that it is a nice selector, Draco.

My results:

Rankings:

#1: Hadrianus
#2: Titus
#3: Claudius
#4: Galba
#5: Honorius
#6: Domitianus
#7: Marcus Aurelius
#8: Augustus
#9: Didius Iulianus
#10: Diocletianus

I am rather happy with this result, although Galba... the man was killed rather abruptly, wasn't he? :shock: Ah, well, I suppose he had it coming :wink:

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Postby Curio Agelastus on Wed May 07, 2003 9:36 pm

Salvete omnes,

Well, Galba may have been abruptly killed, but he'd had a long and fulfilling life prior to becoming emperor. So it just means that, when you become emperor, you won't have a long life expectancy. ;-)

Draco, an OP selector. Hmm... an interesting idea. I assume that I'll be in it, yes? No doubt I'll be my own 115th selection, hehe. It would have to be very private, so that none of us who are also in OP who have no sense of humour who aren't offended. If you need any help, I'll help you construct it, if you contact me privately.

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Postby Anonymous on Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:36 pm

I know nothing of Roman Emperors, so I would need some elucidation on my results and what they could possible mean. Here they are:

#1 Augustus
#2 Galba
#3 Marcus Aurelius
#4 Nerva
#5 Antoninus Pius
#6 Flavius Claudius Iulianus
#7 Hadrianus
#8 Titus
#9 Aurelianus
#10 Honorius
#11 Domitianus
#12 Otho
#13 Septimius Severus
#14 Tiberius
#15 Traianus
#16 Didius Iulianus
#17 Nero
#18 Claudius
#19 Diocletianus
#20 Vespasianus
#21 Commodus
#22 Heliogabalus
#23 Vitellius
#24 Caligula
#25 Constantinus

So anyone can elucidate on the results?
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Postby Curio Agelastus on Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:18 pm

Salve Luci Aureli,

Of your top four:

Augustus was the man who created the empire, bringing peace where before there had only been chaos and civil war. However, he was ruthless, calculating, and by most accounts brought on the last civil war himself.

Galba was a general with a distinguished career, and was the first emperor after Vespasian in the year of the four emperors, in which everyone with a claim to the throne, and most who didn't, attempted to either become emperor themselves or support one of those who did. Galba didn't last long, however.

Marcus Aurelius was the famous Philosopher King. He wrote the still-popular Meditations, while defending Rome's northern frontiers against the Germanic tribes. To many people, he ranks among Rome's most talented emperors.

Nerva was an old man who, I believe, took the throne in 96 AD. He was an interrim emperor after the Flavian dynasty, and some believe that he would have made a much greater impact had he not died two years into his reign.

I know only a little of most of the others, so for more info you'll have to wait until one of our more accomplished historians answers this question.

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Postby Anonymous on Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:25 pm

Oh well, Augustus and Marcus Aurelius sound like a blend I would like personally, more of Marcus Aurelius though than of Augustus.
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Postby Anonymous on Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:58 am

Here is me, although I'd rather be "Empress" :)

#1 Augustus
#2 Vespasianus
#3 Claudius
#4 Traianus
#5 Constantinus

I do like Augustus, no doubt about that, but I didn't think I'd get him on my number 1. My favorite has always been Marcus Aurelius, but for some reason I had him on 20th. And Constanius, although he gave my hometown his name, is definitely not one that I really like, neither for his personality, nor for his politics.

Oh well, at least Vespasian had done some city improvements, that I can appreciate, I can see myself building new temples and baths and all that :)
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sun Oct 19, 2003 11:59 am

Umm Augusta Minervina... ? ;)

Could you resize your avatar please? I can't do it myself for the moment since all other site info is on my other computer. I'd do it myself then but I swear it isn't a pleasant experience, being resized! :twisted:

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Postby Q. C. Locatus Barbatus on Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:26 pm

I have helped you both out, resizing te avatar.

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Postby Anonymous on Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:02 pm

Gnæus Dionysius Draco wrote:Umm Augusta Minervina... ? ;)



Well, doesn't sound bad.. no, not bad at all. I can see myself with a wreath of laurel, and a nice statue :)

What about the other emperors that I got and don't have much clue with. You have a thread that discusses the emperors somewhere if I'm not mistaken, but I can't locate it.
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