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"True glory strikes root, and even extends itself; all false pretensions fall as do flowers, nor can anything feigned be lasting."

Optimateism is an authoritarian right ideology that believes in the beliefs of the optimate faction of the Roman Republic. He is very violent, very rich, and more than meets the eye.


Optimateism started as a reaction against the Gracchi brothers land reforms and other stuff the Gracchi did like break mos majorum. After Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio killed Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus killed himself, the republic was divided by the optimates and populares for about 80 years. The height of their power was during the dictatorship of Lucius Cornelius Sulla during 81 BC to 80 BC. Salla stripped the assemblies of nearly all power, raised the number of members of the Senate from 300 to 600, executed a large number of Populares via proscription lists and settled thousands of soldiers in northern Italy. Though after his death in 78 BC many of his policies were gradually reversed. During Caesar's Civil War they sided with Pompey but after Titus Labienus defeat in Hispania the optimates disappeared.


Optimateism believes in the beliefs of the optimate faction of the roman republic. These beliefs were conservatism as they wanted to preserve the traditions of the republic. Another belief was aristocracy as they believed in the supremacy of the patricians. They also believed in mos majorum which were the unwritten code of the republic which the Romans derived their social norms.

Personality and Behavior

Optimateism is often violent. He is seen in comics attacking anyone who says anything that he disagrees with. He is also very rich. He is seen in comics throwing money at people he doesn't want to talk to or paying people to do stuff for him that he is either too lazy to do or just wants some good entertainment by seeing the person he paid fail. He is also extremly intelligent and manipulative. He can appear as first form of Senatorialism.

How to draw

Flag of Optimateism
  1. Draw a circle
  2. Color the left side of the ball blue and the right side white
  3. Draw a senate house in the top left corner
  4. Draw eyes and then you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Blue #004FAB 0, 79, 171
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255


Senate members

  • Senatorialism - The senate shall rule supreme for all eternity!
  • Aristocracy - The patricians shall rule over the plebs.
  • Plutocracy - If a pleb gets rich enough.
  • Girondism - He also defends his republican institutions against left-wing madness.
  • Feuillantism - Similar to above but monarchist and even more moderate.
  • Thermidorianism - Sure your father is proud of you.
  • Classical Conservatism - I like your style.
  • Fiscal Conservatism - Cut out the redistribution of grain!
  • Neoreactionaryism - Splendid. These young men understand how world should work.
  • Corporatocracy - Welcome back, Marcus Sidonius Falx.
  • Archeofuturism - Use technology to fight with agrarian degeneracy!
  • Roman Republicanism - The only system that avoids the centralization of power in a single strongman, allowing the senatorial oligarchy to prosper. It's a shame that Caesar the tyran effectively destroyed you, you will be missed.

Good plebs

  • American Democratism and American Republicanism - Your hatred for populism is admirable but you need to go further.
    • Yeah… Anti-Populism… heh heh.
  • Agrarianism - I like salt more than grain, the salt must flow!
  • Trumpism - Not bad but too populist.
  • Avaritionism - Someone need to do dirty job and make prosciptions done. I will kill Caesar by myself, anyway.
  • Autocracy - The position of dictator is now abolished to prevent another Caesar but I worked well with provisional dictatorships for a long time, just think of Silla.


  • Democracy - We are a republic not a democracy.
  • Populareism - Pleb cuck!
  • Caesarism - SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS! *stabs Cesar in the scrotum*
  • Augustus - NO NO NO NO-*Proscribed and executed*
  • Monarchism - Aren't you that plebeian Caesarist again?
  • Imperialism - We are overstretched already more land will make the republic unstable! Excuse me while I stuff my Latifundia with your slaves.

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