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Who was the most influential Roman emperor?

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Who was the most influential Roman emperor?


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  1. 1
    Darryl Raby says:

    Augutus

  2. 2
    Jill Greene says:

    I would say Diocletian.

  3. 3
    Sergio Bravo says:

    Octavius Caesar Augustus: He set the standards for the skillful governing of a huge empire.

  4. 4
    Mandy says:

    Definetly Augustus (Octavian) Caesar. He gave the Romans Pax Romana – Roman Peace. He was also the richest man in Rome but he lived a modest and simple lifestyle, therefore he was loved by the rich and the poor.

  5. 5
    tom smith says:

    Augustus

  6. 6
    daniel says:

    I agree that Augustus was a remarkable emperor, but I would say that Julius Caesar was the most influential as he was the man who destroy the Republic when he crossed the Rubicon ("alea jacta est") marking the beggining of the Empire.

    • 6.1
      Dave says:

      Julius Caesar wasn't an emperor though, Octavian was the first to declare himself Principate and Imperator.

  7. 7
    Ken Wright. says:

    Marcus Aurelius.
    The empire enjoyed a long period of peace and prosperity under his 'Pax Roma'



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