Favourite Emperor of the Julio-Claudian and Flavian Periods

Who are your one or two favourite emperors from the Julio-Claudian/Flavian periods?

  • Augustus

    Votes: 10 41.7%
  • Tiberius

    Votes: 5 20.8%
  • Caligula

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • Claudius

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • Nero

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Galba

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Otho

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vitellius

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vespasian

    Votes: 8 33.3%
  • Titus

    Votes: 4 16.7%
  • Domitian

    Votes: 2 8.3%

  • Total voters
Sep 2019
Later, when Vespasian was aedile, Gaius Caesar, incensed at his neglect of his duty of cleaning the streets, ordered that he be covered with mud, which the soldiers accordingly heaped into the bosom of his purple-bordered toga; this some interpreted as an omen that one day in some civil commotion his country, trampled under foot and forsaken, would come under his protection and as it were into his embrace.
[C. Suetonius Tranquillus - De vita Caesarum]
This, and the fact that he went into history as the emperor who allegedly died trying to stand up during a severe attack of explosive diarrhea, must be quite a pitiable thing to be remembered by after 1940 years.