Talk:Roman emperor

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does not haz. TheoryOfPractice 14:29, 10 April 2009 (EDT)

Agreed. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 14:42, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
Is being improved. Give time. Theemperor 14:58, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
"3. Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism." I'm a wiki incrementalist. Mega 15:06, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
Exploration by historical examples can be a Good Thing, but there's not much of it here. What about Nero and Caligula as better examples? Or just a general article about Roman Emperors? Also, needs to be more entertaining. It's a bit dry. Totnesmartin 15:33, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
Agreed on the snarkification idea. But I think this sort of thing is on topic. We may as well say Hitler is off-mission if this is. ArmondikoVmoral 15:34, 10 April 2009 (EDT)

Hitler is not off-mission, it is likley that he was a great supporter of evolution:):):):) 15:49, 10 April 2009 (EDT)

I don't see why we need this article. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:58, 10 April 2009 (EDT)
I think this can only be a useful article if it discusses how he has influenced subsequent religion, and modern authoritarian and fundamentalist people. Not that I'm knowledgeable enough about if/how he has to write it. Much of the current content is purely history, and is indeed not relevant to Rationalwikis mission. PeteBill (talk) 13:36, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
This could be cut down to the Impact section, which is the sole section with any missionish content. The rest is just background blurb a la Felidae. Real first name and last initialTalk, talk, talk skim my contributions 19:31, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
How does it look now? Real first name and last initialTalk, talk, talk skim my contributions 08:54, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

dictator perpetuo[edit]

I might be wrong, but I don't think he was appointed dictator for life until after the civil wars. Once notionally to oversee elections, which he resigned; then for a year; then for ten years; then, after ending the last remnants of the Pompeian resistance in Spain, for life. But he only lived for a month after becoming dictator for life, before being killed.

Re-nominating for deletion.[edit]

Why? Because the discussion in 2009 seems to have gotten nowhere, and even the "improvement" in 2011 didn't make me laugh at all or inform me of anything to do with the mission. If I want info on Julius, I'd go to the big wiki. If anything is to be salvaged from this article, it could maybe be a big article on the various Roman emperors, each section on an emperor. There isn't even any snark in this. What is this? EB? The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 01:53, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Don't just vote "keep" because it's me nominating it.


  1. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 01:53, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Keep because The Heidelberg Kid is nominating it.[edit]

  1. --DamoHi 02:31, 16 February 2012 (UTC)


  1. The fact that we have one on Caesar with no BS called out, but not one on, say, Nero or Caligula is a travesty. -- Seth Peck (talk) 17:18, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
  2. Did Caesar even have a goat. Given the importance of Nero to Xianity, you would think we would have one. Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 17:20, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
  3. Either way. I think there used to be more articles on Roman statesmen in the early days but most got deleted. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:43, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
  4. Most of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is just a list of Prime Ministers. If that, then this. Nero, Constantine, Theodosius I for mission; Caligula, Nero, Elagalabus for colour (probably mostly red). Also, Heisenberg Kid is annoying, but that doesn't make him always wrong. Sophiebecause liberals 20:08, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
  5. ^ +1 ТyNo 20:09, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
  6. --Dumpling (talk) 20:13, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
  7. Caligula made it a crime punishable by being beaten with an iron rod to mention the word goat in his presence. If he ever turned up on RationalWiki we'd all end up quite bruised wouldn't we, especially given the fact that we refer to him by his embarrassing childhood nickname, then again, so does everyone. Oh by the way, I just loved the "taking the piss" line. I literally laughed out loud. --Let Them Eat Cake (talk) 13:11, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Veni, vidi vici[edit]

Or Weeny, Weedy and Weaky,

It is said that the book brought about a reform in English pronunciation of Latin.

Could there be a RW equivalent of 1066 and All That? Anna Livia (talk) 15:59, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

I literally do not understand your question. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 17:20, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
A reference to this book - ie the world as represented according to the 'presentations at particularly bizarre angles to reality.' The final chapter would involve 'Armageddon bouncing into the future, forever just out of reach and always whooshing by (like a deadline)' Anna Livia (talk) 18:05, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Seperate article[edit]

Shouldn't some of the Roman emperors have their own seperate articles? Constantine especially considering the impact he had on Christianity? Perhaps Justinian as well considering his legal reform? S.H. DeLong (talk) 03:49, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

I also forgot to mention Theodosius as he is the Emperor who made Christianity the State Religion. S.H. DeLong (talk) 03:55, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
I'm fine with that. RoninMacbeth (talk) 04:37, 17 March 2019 (UTC)