The Development of the Roman Empire
When he was just nineteen years old, Ceaser Augustus took over the Roman Republic and morphed it into the Roman Empire. Ceaser Augustus rose to power through the death of his father. In this essay, I will discuss the rise of the Roman Empire with the following issues: the reformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire, the steps Ceaser Augustus took to maintain safety, peace, and prosperity, and the resources that Ceaser Augustus used to accomplish his goals.
The deaths of Anthony and Cleopatra led Ceaser Augustus to begin a reformation of the Roman Republic. Augustus opens his writing with the quote, “At nineteen years of age, I prepared an army by my own personal plan and at my own personal expense, through which I reclaimed the Res Publica (Republic) from the domination of the faction oppressing it, and set it free” (Augustus 1). Because of this action, the Senate elected him as consul (Augustus 1). At the age of twenty-six, Augustus wrote of his endeavors (Augustus 1). He took his place as consul and began to handle the republic. He gave from his own pocket to help out the republic. He built many different buildings in order to gain favor and grace with the people. Augustus states at the end of the excerpt, While I held my thirteenth consulship, the Senate and the Equestrian class and the People of Rome universally named me Father of our Fatherland, and resolved that this should in the porch of my dwelling be inscribed and in the Curia Julia and in the Forum of Augustus under the chariot which for me by the Senate’s decree had been placed there. At this point in time, Ceaser Augustus has taken the power and title of emperor and not just that of consul.
Ceaser Augustus took many steps in order to maintain safety, peace, and prosperity in the empire. His first act of safety was to “drive out into exile” the people who had killed his parents (Augustus 1). Augustus also gave the military rewards for serving...
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