Pontifex Maximus List
Jan 6, 2005
This list highlights the known head priests from the founding of Rome, through to the fall of the west. After the ascension of Augustus, the office became an official title of each successive emperor, until 382 AD, when it passed to the Christian Popes. The Pontifex Maximus, Pope John Paul II today, is one of the world’s oldest, mostly continuous titles that is still in official use.