- Oct 2018
Well sure, I'm using emperorship in the modern sense for the sake of simplicity, when really what we call the Roman emperorship was a combination of powers and titles including augustus, princeps, imperator, maius imperium and tribunicia potestas. I discuss this topic a bit when i defend my choice of Domitian in the first century poll. As for Didius, indeed I only realised after writing that post that the story of an auction is a later invention. Regardless, buying the acclamation of the praetorians for 25000 sesterces a soldier from outside the camp walls is pretty fantastic.