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  1. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Greatest Roman victory and greatest Roman defeat (753 BC - 1453)

    You can consider and argue 'greatest' and 'worst' any way you wish. To repeat something in the title, Byzantine history counts.
  2. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Roman Empress (Up to two choices)

    You can choose up to two empresses and you can choose an empress because you admire them, because you find them interesting or for entertainment value. If your selection is someone not listed in the poll, please specify who you'd pick in the thread.
  3. 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...
  4. NBSHistory

    Is there anything good to say about Nero Claudius?

    An honest question to those more educated in the empirical period. I've come across quite a few un-scholarly work lately suggesting the propagandists of his time are to blame for exaggerating him out of per portion?
  5. Kirialax

    Trajan's conquest of Parthia

    My second-century AD Roman history is pretty poor, but do we know what Trajan's intention was when he set on his Parthian campaign? Did he make a coherent effort to occupy Parthian territory and install Roman or friendly administration? I ask this because from a rather "zoomed-out" perspective...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. DiocletianIsBetterThanYou

    Favourite Emperor of the Antonine and Severan Periods

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

    Competition created the West

    Competition in Europe arose after the fall of the Western Roman Empire when West Europe was divided into small and medium-sized nations that ceased to be provinces of a unified empire to turn the future colonial empires that conquered the world. My question is the West conquered the world...
  14. 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.
  15. I

    Was Rome's fall good or bad?

    When Rome fell was it good for the development of the West and the rest of the world? With Rome still existing, would we have modern democracy and equal rights for all men and women? Would you have: lay state, homosexual marriage, female suffrage and universal vote? Would the West have...
  16. Ara Pacis - Throne of Augustus - Rome

    Ara Pacis - Throne of Augustus - Rome

    Throne of the Augustus - Rome
  17. Q

    Agrippa vs Antony

    So, personally, I’m inclined to believe the better man won at Actium and that Agrippa really was more Caesar’s heir in military matters than Antony ever was. But, I’m well aware debate is still hot regarding Antony’s personal skills, and I’d like to see what other people think and why.
  18. Son of Athena

    Ancient Rome Sumptuary Laws

    Reading a webpage about the Aurelian Walls and I found this: "The bronze statues of Caius Cestius, now in the Musei Capitolini, were paid for with money from the sale of tapestries from Pergamum which could not be placed in the sepulchre because of a sumptuary law of 18 BC." What are sumptuary...
  19. Ajax_Minoan

    The Roman crisis that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien.

    The Roman crisis that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien. by Ray Buckridge. In 1916, a young J.R.R. Tolkien was in the trenches in France as many know. Across no man's land was the mighty army of Germany, a nation who's people were popularly referred to back then as "The Huns." The conditions the...
  20. T

    Greatest "Barbarian" enemy of Late Rome?

    Was it Fritigern who won at Adrianople and set the WRE on its path of destruction? Alaric who sacked Rome for the first time in nearly 800 years? Attilia aka the "Scourge of God" or Gaiseric who took the breadbasket of N. Africa, sacked Rome in 455, and defeated a Roman counter-invasion in 468...