Can we make it a worst emperor's thread instead?
Augustus is the only real option for favourite. Others include Trajan and Aurelius.
Probably the Roman conquest of Greece, where you get to see Hoplites and the phalanx go up against the flexible Roman forces. It's a turning point in history.
Anyone who doesn't answer with pic related is populari scum.
Hard not to like Marius as far as Consuls go. Favorite Emperors are definitely Augustus, Vespasian, and Julian the Apostate
Definantly Vespasian, saved the empire from catastrophy in its infancy, but I am a big fan of Trajan as well.
Favorite war is definantly second Punic. There no other war that has shaped the pschology of the roman culture in such a profound way.
Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
This one, guy just wanted to farm.
Also it's quite interesting how Rome sees him as their collective paternal figure.
>Within his lifetime Cincinnatus became a legend to the Romans. Twice granted supreme power, he held onto it for not a day longer than absolutely necessary. The high esteem in which he was held by his compatriots is illustrated with an anecdote from the end of his life: one of his sons was tried for military incompetence. The great Capitolinus defended him by asking the jury who would go to tell the aged Cincinnatus the news in the event of a conviction. The son was acquitted because the jury could not bring itself to break the old man's heart
I just loved how Tiberius explored Germany when he was young (probably went as far North as the passage between Denmark and Norway). That was amazing for the time.
Too bad he went crazy later on (yeah, i know Suetonius is exagerating, but still).
>When Vespasian sent for Helvidius Priscus and commanded him not to go into the senate, he replied, "It is in your power not to allow me to be a member of the senate, but so long as I am, I must go in." "Well, go in then," says the emperor, "but say nothing." "Do not ask my opinion, and I will be silent." "But I must ask your opinion." "And I must say what I think right." "But if you do, I shall put you to death." "When then did I tell you that I am immortal? You will do your part, and I will do mine: it is your part to kill; it is mine to die, but not in fear: yours to banish me; mine to depart without sorrow."