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Who was the nastiest Roman of the Republican Era?

There's lots about evil Roman emperors but some of the republicans were awful too.

VotesAnswer
2Gaius Julius Caesar
0Pompey
3Sulla the Dictator
3Crassus
1Catalina
2Cicero Orator and Consul
8Other
21I don't know any Ancient Romans


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thevelvetcure
posted 29-Feb-2004 2:43pm  
Other...I know a bit about Roman Emperors however not enough to make a fair decision based upon the ones listed here. Perhaps a link providing a brief bio of these emperors would be of help.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 29-Feb-2004 2:43pm  
My impression is it really depend on who you talk to (or, what historical record you read). In most cases, some people were helped and thought they were good, while others were ruthlessly slaughtered and weren't so happy about it.
saintange
posted 29-Feb-2004 2:54pm  
Sulla , Crassus. I love Catilina ( I believe that Catalina is a beach,right?). Sorry, my english is surely worse than your latin.
Hans
posted 29-Feb-2004 3:08pm  
Berlusconi.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 29-Feb-2004 3:21pm  
I really don't know enough about them to say.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 29-Feb-2004 3:22pm  
I don't know. I know Caligula and Nero were pretty bad, but I don't know if they were republicans.
Dino
posted 29-Feb-2004 3:31pm  
i don't know enough about them to judge.
dora
posted 29-Feb-2004 4:09pm  
Cicero isn't exactly nasty, but I always hated him, with his holier-than-thou attitude.
mandy
posted 29-Feb-2004 5:29pm  
Caligula...was he an emperor during the Republic Era?
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to mandy) posted 29-Feb-2004 6:04pm  
Not if he was an Emperor.
Zang
posted 29-Feb-2004 6:24pm  
I don't know very much about that period of history. Not enough to make any kind of judgement of this sort. In fact, I'd be cautious about making these sort of judgements about any period of history that remote. There is a tendency for the more sensationalistic stories about historical figures to become the most widely known. Upon further investigation, it often turns out that these stories were political gossip, cooked up by their enemies in order to unseat their power or merely due to jealousy. For example: Most stories about Caligula, Michelangelo's sexual preferences, Catherine The Great and her horse...
Zang
(reply to gwynapgwerfyl) posted 29-Feb-2004 6:35pm  
Interesting name! smile
TrinityAnn2
posted 29-Feb-2004 9:13pm  
id have to say other because i honestly dont know who was the worst of the bunch
ROCKMAN 15 year anniversary at Survey Central today!
posted 1-Mar-2004 8:59am  
I'm not familiar enough with all these to say which was the nastiest.
darkshadowsseeker
posted 1-Mar-2004 1:32pm  
I have heard of some of these people, but not all of them, so I can't choose one.
Maarten
posted 1-Mar-2004 3:05pm  
Caligula. Or wasn't he of the Republican Era?
Iseult
posted 4-Mar-2004 1:24pm  
Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I'm in love with him. He's the nastiest.

This is one of the greatest surveys ever created. smile
Iseult
(reply to thevelvetcure) posted 4-Mar-2004 1:25pm  
None of the them were Emperors. They're all from the Republicn Era before the the monarchy was re-instated.
Iseult
(reply to dora) posted 4-Mar-2004 1:27pm  
I always imagined Cicero to be one of those super-grandpas. Like Gandalf.

You're so lucky to live in Italy. I envy you that you get to study Roman history in detail.
Iseult
(reply to Zang) posted 4-Mar-2004 1:28pm  
Yeah, that's very true. Still, if I 'ever' get to do my 'PhD', I decided that I want to investigate on Caligula. Like, whether all those stories about him have some ground.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to Iseult) posted 4-Mar-2004 1:30pm  
You should come to Oxford! There's a great Classical Archaeology and Ancient History course that would probably suit you down to the ground - they focus on Greek and Roman history and the material evidence for it.
dora
(reply to Iseult) posted 4-Mar-2004 1:43pm  
It's just because I studied classical stuff like Greek and Latin, it's not the same in all the schools, it depends on what you're studying.
thevelvetcure
(reply to Iseult) posted 4-Mar-2004 5:34pm  
R-E-P-U-B-L-I-Cduh! See, I know even less than I even thought I did
Zang
(reply to Iseult) posted 4-Mar-2004 7:10pm  
Get the straight dope on Caligula here:

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcaligula.html

Iseult
(reply to Biggles) posted 6-Mar-2004 11:26pm  
Yeah, I hope they accept me there. One day.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to Iseult) posted 7-Mar-2004 8:40am  
smile
Danger
posted 8-Mar-2004 7:52pm  
catalina - isn't that a salad dressing that tastes kinda like french dressing?
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