Ave Caesar! Rome finally shook off the trapping of Republicanism and truly embraced greatness!!!One does not hear of the 5 good Proconsul's, you hear of the 5 Good Emperors!Ave Caesar Imperator
There are, of course, a few names from the republican era that can stir up proud feelings but they are relatively unknown when compared to the likes of Augustus, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Constantine the Great etc & so forth.
I must admit, even a Monarchist like me finds it very hard to say anything negative about Cincinnatus, his model of good governance is truly an inspiration.
His name was one of the first to come to my mind as well.