Reply to post: Re: Julius believed there were so many gods you could even add a new one - himself...

Eggheads want YOU to name Jupiter's five newly found moons ‒ and yeah, not so fast with Moony McMoonface

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Re: Julius believed there were so many gods you could even add a new one - himself...

I thought he was against being made a living god, and turned it down ? As Augustus would have (except Livia persuaded him it was "good for Rome").

After that, of course it was no holds barred ... Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero ...

If you like your history with debate you could argue that it was the insistence of the Romans on treating their living emperors as Gods which made the Jewish problem intractable. Generally Romans didn't give a fig what god(s) anyone bothered with. But they insisted on worshipping the emperor as a God .....

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