Talk:Romulus Augustulus

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Please be careful of redirects for existing articles. Romulus Augustus was the official title of the last Emperor of Rome. Perhaps it would have been better to simply include an extra line discussing his nickname and its meaning. Learn together 15:27, 8 June 2007 (EDT)

A suggestion. It's made clear elsewhere in the article, but might it be appropriate to put in the first line that he was 'the last emperor of the western R. Empire', or of 'the R. Empre in the west'? Pachyderm 18:44, 8 June 2007 (EDT)

It's hard to say. I toyed with a couple of different edits, but I wasn't satisfied with the way it read. Basically we want people to understand that the Roman Empire, as it is usually defined, came to an end and that is the cut off point in the history books. Romulus is considered the last Roman Emperor. The Byzantine Empire, while being created by Rome, was basically Greek, not Roman, and except for a very brief period, would never again encompass Rome. So it's pretty difficult to get wording that does all of that justice. Learn together 19:11, 8 June 2007 (EDT)

I can appreciate that (and your explanation). It was just a thought, and, as I saw before, you do explain further in the body of the article.

Cheers, Pachyderm 19:19, 8 June 2007 (EDT)