Emperors of Roam
Roads-2-Roam.com is run by a series of characters that have volunteered to be re-incarnated to help out running the Roaman Empire.
Head Emperor of Roam. Originally born Gaius Octavius in 63BC, Augustus Caesar has great deal of experience running empires, civil wars, subdueing barbarian tribes and that sort of thing. Currently living in Katy, Texas, Mr Ceasar is the architect of modern day Roam with aspirations of starting up a new virtual empire. In his spare time Augustus is a family man.
Previously Queen of Egypt and being romantically linked to both Julius Caesar and later Mark Antony, Cleo is master of social politics. No stranger to courting scandal, Cleo is Roam’s commentator on society and travel. Her Unique viewpoint and friends of everybody, Cleo brings a fresh way of looking at travel that stodgy old travel media cannot bring.
One of the “Five good Emperors”, Trajan leads our serious topics team of investigative journalist under “Trajan’s Column”. Prior to joining Roam, Trajan was a soldier- Emperor from Hispania, Modern day Spain, who ruled fron 98AD to 117AD. Officially declared “Optimus Princeps” (Best Emperor) by the Senate, Trajan presided over the largest military expansion in ancient Rome’s history but he was also known for his philanthropic rule, implementing social welfare policies while overseeing extensive public building programs.
Under his, iClaudius series, Claudius Germanicus is our expert on information technology. Born in Gaul (today’s France), He was emperor from 41AD to 54AD where he was an able and efficient administrator constructing many canals and bridges. Claudius has used his time in the afterlife, to read about about all things techie and electronics. In his own words, he loves Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Outside Roam, Claudius is a Anglophile and loves all things British where he likes to hang out with his friend, Caractacus and Boudica.
Gaius Julius “He came, He Saw, He conquered ” Caesar was the man about town in Ancient Rome and possibly the greatest man of history. A lover of women, Julius was a master General who had a knack for beating the odds – Gaul, Pirates and Civil Wars. Magnanimous in victory by forgiving his oppononets, Julius didn’t beware of the Ides of March and was killed by jealous senators that including Marcus Brutus. Never one to bear a grudge, Julius is today friends with everyone and is our modern day adventurer and daredevil. A word of advice: Like the Rubicon, don’t cross him.
Gauis “Little Boots” Caligula is Roam’s edgy reporter. Tasked with looking at street side of things, Cali’s often rustic take of things sometime border on being crazy. While his role as Emperor was short lived due to an unforseen assasination by the Praetorian Guard, Caligula was a man before his time. He was a great believer of Animal rights and promoted his horse to the rank of Senator. Similarly, his artistic flair was not appreciated where after aborting a plan to invade Britannia, he ordered Roman troops ordered to collect seashells as “spoils of the sea”.
Hadrian will co-ordinate the section of Roam known as “Hadrian’s Wall”.
Emperor from 117 to 138 AD, he was born in Italica what is today modern Spain, Hadrian was also one of the five good emperors. A bit of a trend setter in that he was one of the first to sport a beard, Trajan liked to get out a personally visit all the provinces within the empire. He particularly liked Greece. Unlike the old version, Picts and other Scots will be welcome.
Marcus Crassus is Roam’s Money man with particular expertise of finance, economics and money. Afterall, Crassus is widely regarded as being one of the Richest men in history where he amassed an enormous fortune through real estate speculation. He owned many politicians by funding them. Crassus first rose to political prominence following his victory over the slave revolt led by Spartacus, sharing the Consulship with his rival Pompey the Great. Crassus was one of the first Triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Pompey. Unfortunately, Crassus’ career came to a halt at head of an invasion of the Parthian Empire where he and his army were slaughtered at the battle of Carrhae.
Galen is our medical expert on Travel related health stuff. Born in AD129, Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus was from Pergamon.He was a was a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman empire. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic.
Known as Cyrilius, Ceasar’s Dad is officially retired and lives near to the Fort of Nidum in Wales. He lives amicably amongst the decendents of the Silures tribe. He spends days in his shed listening to Radio Roam, but he has agreed to dicate his thoughts to a scribe for transposition to the internet thingy. This is likely to be interesting for a travel site in that he never wants to meet anyone, go anywhere or do anything different from his daily routine.