Out of all those characters only two would completely take over the entire commission decades later. It's not Capone either. I'd like to think I'm the resident scholar when it comes to this subject matter. If I were living in that era there is no doubt in my mind I would have operated a speakeasy or have been a bootlegger.
Beer baron anybody...
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.