Which Roman Emperor Would You Be?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Roman Emperor Would You Be?
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About This Quiz

In its heyday, the Roman Empire was the mightiest the world had ever seen. It was ruled over by a variety of people with all sorts of different personalities. Which are you most like? Take this quiz and find out!
Who is your true love?
Myself
My loving wife
My wonderful mistress
Why choose just one?

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How's your military prowess?
Not great, but I do have good generals.
Surprisingly good, as far as my enemies are concerned.
Stupendous. I could win a war with six good men armed with toothpicks.
I'm not a bad soldier myself but I shouldn't run an army.

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There's a fire! What do you do?
Time for some music.
I have anticipated this and have a fire department ready to go.
Organize the soldiers to put it out.
Panic, probably.

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Do you love democracy?
Nope. I love autocracy.
Not really. It was a mess last time we tried it.
No, I'm too good for it.
Yes, I reintroduced it.

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How do you feel about trade?
It's the key to a strong realm.
I'm for it if negotiated in a position of strength.
Conquest is my preference.
It's not my main focus.

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What's your signature look?
With my fiddle
A plain but expensive toga
My military uniform
Nude, surrounded by beautiful people

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How do you feel about your neighbors?
I like to be diplomatic.
I keep them at arm's length.
I take things they have that I want.
I'm a bad neighbor, but I don't plan to change.

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Can your word be trusted?
Most of the time
Yes, though if you break my trust, brace yourself.
Only by my family
Nope

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Do you anticipate living a long, healthy life?
No, I'll probably get in too much trouble sometime.
Yes please.
Yes, but the world has other plans.
Live fast, die young!

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Do you think society is degenerate?
A little corruption is a good thing.
Yes, it's terrible.
I do, but it's not my biggest worry.
Yes, it's one of the things I like about it.

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Do you fear a military coup?
I hope not.
Nope. Everyone's in line just as I want them.
Not at all. I led a very nice one.
Totally.

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How sadistic are you?
I can be quite sadistic.
I am too cold-blooded for sadism, but I can be ruthless.
I'm not.
Extremely

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How should history remember you?
As a rather major screw-up and despot
As someone who ruled well and gave monarchy a good name
As someone who did what was best for his country
As a very promiscuous tyrant

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How corrupt are you?
Off the charts
Not very
Moderately
Very

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Do you get on with people from your own social class?
I certainly do.
Yes, among others.
No, I prefer the common man.
Not really

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How about people from a lower social class?
Not even a tiny bit.
They look up to me and approve of me.
They admire my strength. We get each other.
They're my base.

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Would you ever change your name for your personal brand?
Yes, if you're adopted, it's only polite.
I sure did.
Nope. Take me as I am.
I got a nickname stuck on me and I kept it.

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What's something a lot of people don't know about you?
I inspired some people to want to be like me.
I write poetry.
I have dizzy spells.
I'm a very good liar.

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What's your ideal signature achievement?
To build beautiful things
To establish prosperity and make a great empire strong
To change the course of history
To live a long happy life

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Who would play you in a movie?
Hans Matheson
Simon Woods
Everyone
Malcolm McDowell

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Were you an early bloomer?
Sadly no, even though I should've been.
Yes
Yes, but I took a long time to get fully established.
No, which was my undoing.

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Are you attractive?
Nope
Reasonably so
I'm a unique taste, but if that's your thing, I'm your guy.
Not really, but I get a lot of attention all the same.

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What's something difficult you survived?
Political and civil unrest
Shipwreck followed by travel over hostile territory
Kidnap by pirates
The death of my family

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What do you make of Mark Antony?
I appreciate his military genius and what he did to keep Egypt Roman.
Hate that guy.
Arrogant guy but you gotta admire him.
I envy his love affairs.

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Someone insults you. What do you do?
Burn Rome.
Say something pithy, and send them to the furthest reaches of the empire to subdue the barbarians for you.
Manipulate the senate into destroying them politically.
Sleep with their spouse, then have them killed.

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What's another job you'd like to have?
Senator
Tribune
Governor
Quaestor

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How popular are you?
Not at all
Reasonably
Immensely
Very

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How loyal are you to your friends?
I'm not.
I'm a good friend to have, but don't cross me.
I'm changeable.
I don't have friends.

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Do you get on with soldiers?
Not really.
I do, but only in a professional capacity.
Yes. Salt of the earth, they are.
I used to be one, but I didn't like it.

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What's your redecorating style?
Knock it down and design the building from scratch.
Murals!
See a house I want and take it.
Expensive, put it that way.

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