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  1. NBSHistory

    Nero Claudius, the worst and craziest Emperor of Rome, but was he all that bad?

    One of the worst and craziest Roman Emperor’s, Nero Claudius, but was he really all that bad? The insane emperor who “fiddled while Rome burnt”, was throwing Christians to the lions and arguably the worst Roman Emperor in history, may not have been as horrible as people think. More recent...
  2. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Roman Emperor - All-Stars (27 BC - AD 641)

    The time has come to pick a favourite emperor from the All-Stars list. Over the past six weeks I have run 'Favourite Emperor' polls that are period-specific. Here are the links: Favourite Emperor of the Julio-Claudian and Flavian Periods Favourite Emperor of the Antonine and Severan Periods...
  3. L

    Emperor/ruler famous for being near death many times

    This is just a quick doubt I have. I remember hearing somewhere there was a Roman/Bizantine emperor who was famous for being in near-death situations many times during his travels and champains. I just need the name, it seems like my wording is not good but I can't find that in Google. Thanks...
  4. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Emperor of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries (491-695)

    As with the previous three polls, you can choose an emperor because you admire them, because you find them interesting or for entertainment value. You can choose up to two emperors. I'm not sure I will produce polls for emperors later than the seventh century. In my mind, the seventh...
  5. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Emperor of the Fifth Century (395-491)

    As with the previous four polls, you can choose an emperor because you admire them, because you find them interesting or for entertainment value. You can choose up to two emperors. I had to leave some emperors off the list due to the 20-option limit, but if someone wants to announce a vote...
  6. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Emperor of the Fourth Century (306-395)

    As with the previous three polls, you can choose an emperor because you admire them, because you find them interesting or for entertainment value. You can choose up to two emperors. I had to leave some emperors off the list due to the 20-option limit, but if someone wants to announce a vote...
  7. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Emperor of the 'Crisis' and Tetrarchic Periods (235-306)

    Yes, I am releasing the third poll very soon after the second, but I'm especially interested to see how people vote on this list. I won't be so rapid-fire in future. You can choose an emperor because you admire them, because you find them interesting or for entertainment value. I have left some...
  8. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Emperor of the Antonine and Severan Periods

    As with the Julio-Claudian/Flavian poll, I'm allowing up to two choices.
  9. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Emperor of the Julio-Claudian and Flavian Periods

    Out of pure curiosity I'd like to know who people's favourite emperors are, beginning with the early empire. I'm allowing up to two choices in the poll.
  10. Rex Hiemis

    Illiteracy of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa

    In his book "Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth" John Freed claims that Frederick Barbarossa was illiterate. Is it true? I don’t understand this how could an emperor of Holy Roman Empire be illiterate? I know that illiteracy was high among commoners but how was it among nobles? If an...
  11. ThePeopleProfiles

    Emperor Hadrian Documentary, Feedback please.

    Hello everyone, I've just finished the second of my two part documentary on the life of Hadrian. Would love to know what you guys think of it if you can spare the time. Part two will be up in a week or so. Thank you in advance everyone. Regards. 8gIw-hNE8O8
  12. HistoryColored

    Tsar Nicholas II: The Last Emperor of the Russian Empire (Article)

    Hey, I've written an article on Tsar Nicholas II and his life (and death) and I would love for everyone on here to have a read and let me know what you think below. You can check it out Here I'd also like to know what do you think Nicholas could have done differently in order to stay in...
  13. ThePeopleProfiles

    Emperor Hadrian documentary feedback.

    Hello everyone, I've just finished the first of my two part documentary on the life of Hadrian. Would love to know what you guys think of it if you can spare the time. Part two will be up in a week or so. Thank you in advance everyone. Regards. _GfIWPddOpE
  14. Tammuz

    The Cult of Emperor Augustus

    The following deals with (1) the emperor cult in the province of Asia and (2) the emergence of the emperor cult in Rome. (1) The earliest evidence of a cult around ´eternal Rome´ in Asia Minor is a temple dedicated to the goddess Roma in Smyrna, dated 195 BCE, long before the Pergamese Empire...
  15. Marcellus

    Emperor Claudius was an idiot?

    He wrote Tyrrhenica, the twenty-book Etruscan history, and Carchedonica, an eight-volume history of Carthage, as well as an Etruscan dictionary. But, Suetonius painted Claudius as a ridiculous figure, belittling many of his acts and attributing the objectively good works to his retinue. Tacitus...
  16. Constantine V

    Thoughts on Emperor Theophilos

    Well, in my opinion he is a very interesting figure. He was the son of Michael II of the Amorian dynasty. He was a devout iconoclast(the last of the emperors) and was taught by John the Grammarian, one of the smartes people in his day. He is known to be very just ruler, there is this story...
  17. Constantine V

    Favourite Byzantine Emperor

    I must say, Constantine V is my favorite, his military victories against the arabs and the bulgars put byzantium on the offensive, giving it breathing space. He also formed the Tagmata- the emperors mobile retinue of the best soldiers the empire had. It allowed quick mobilisation which desided...
  18. Q

    What if Prince Gong would have been emperor?

    Do you think that the fate of the Qing Dynasty, in the second half of the 19th century, would have been different if a reformist like Yixin, Prince Gong, would have been chosen emperor instead of his brother Xianfeng?
  19. Kirialax

    Emperor and patriarch in the Komnenian period

    With the Komnenian emperors spending more time in the Blachernai Palace in the NW corner of Constantinople, emperors no longer had immediate access to the patriarchate. This was the case for centuries, as the Great Palace and the patriarchate were effectively in the same complex with Hagia...
  20. benzev

    Senatorial Emperor System

    There are frequently debates on these boards concerning the relative power and partnership of the Roman Princeps and the Senate. These tend to see the Princeps and Senate as somehow locked in opposition but perhaps reluctantly working together, the Princeps seeking to maintain absolute...