Comic 368 - Shield..

30th Oct 2007, 1:21 AM
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
Post a Comment


StephenHFoster 27th Mar 2016, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
The status of "Imperator", IIRC, was confered on a leader by the acclamation of the rank and file of the military. It essentially translated to, "qualified to lead Roman soldiers in battle."
Centcomm 27th Mar 2016, 7:37 PM edit delete reply

Yes .. this is a thing we plan on tweaking later to make more sense :D
StephenHFoster 27th Mar 2016, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Well, in the current context it makes perfect sense because Il Douche has too high an opinion of himself.
Oldarmourer 13th Jun 2019, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
given the average 'rank and file' soldier of Roma, that's actually a pretty appropriate title...
Rigor 12th Aug 2016, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

But who* is to say what words were, over the centuries, repurposed to mean something new? The word itself sounds like it would mean, "someone who issues commands" and that fits fine. You can always 'lampshade' it with an explanation of what the term means in this time and place.

* Our beloved writer! of course.
Post a Comment

Comic Basement - Webcomic Ranking Directory