Category talk:Deified Roman emperors

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Constantine and Julian[edit]

Can someone cite evidence that either of these emperors was formally deified by the Roman state? --Jfruh (talk) 13:11, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Libanius 18.304, Eutropius 10.16.2; the Senate after all was mostly pagan. Bill 21:09, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Defining this category[edit]

The meaning and usefulness of this category have been called into question at Julian the Apostate. We realized that there wasn't obvious consensus on what constituted deification. Did it require an act of the senate, or would the existence of a sufficient number local/regional imperial cults suffice? If the latter, how many? I guess I'm wondering what this category tag offers that discussing each individual emperor's deification (or lack thereof) in the article body would not. Thoughts? Dppowell 02:46, 18 November 2006 (UTC)