His name struck fear into hearts of men
Do you have a "favourite" emperor ?
Good question. I've always loved reading about the loonies, especially Caligula and Commodus, and followed the scholarly debate on them. By now I think I've read most of what was written on them and is accessible to me. Granted, their impact on popular culture has played a role there. I used to be a big fan of Traian's, but the book I recently read has opened my eyes quite a bit for the workings of Roman propaganda and how a "bad" emperor can be turned into a "good" one in historical memory just by one or two pieces of writing.
So the first answer to your question is that pretty much every emperor between Augustus and Constantine has something about him that fascinates me. And the second answer is Caligula.
Perun has modeled his entire life around Elagabalus.
Yeah, if I did that these days it would just be a privileged transgender biography.