"Augustus" Essays and Research Papers


Suetonius’ Depiction of Augustus’ Attitudes Towards Family and Religion Lives of the Caesars- Diefied Augustus, was written by Gauis Suetonius Tranquilius. It was basically a biography on the life of Augustus, which was written towards the general public in 121 AD (during the reign of Emperor Hadrian). Diefied Augustus has many references to Augustus’ connection to his family and his approach to religion. Suetonius begins by telling us that Augustus (born Gauis Octavius Thurinus) was the son...

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Statue of Augustus

at two vivid examples of such a pattern in the art of the ancient Rome: the statue of Augustus of Prima Porta and the colossal head of emperor Constantine. Even though it is rather difficult to compare this colossal head with another statue on a much smaller scale, we will examine features communicating a message of powerful and godlike ruler in the both figures. The first sculpture we will look at is Augustus from Prima Porta, a marble copy based on a bronze original dating about 20 BC. It is...

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Augustus Project

Augustus Propaganda in the Res Gestae Divi Augusti The image that Gaius Octavius Thurinus, Gaius Julius Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, the same man one and all, wanted to portray in his book, the Res Gestae, was one of a patriotic, religious, lawful, chosen by both the senate and the citizens of Rome, modest, generous, independent, benevolent, successful leader, worldly recognised and travelled Roman citizen. Augustus wanted to portray himself as the ideal Roman, one to look up to, one...

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The Accomplishments by Augustus

Augustus “The Accomplishments of Augustus” In Sources of the making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, a Concise History, Vol. I: To 1740, ed. Katharine J. Lualdi, 51-55. Boston, Massachusetts: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003. 1. The foundation of Augustus’ power and success After the battle of Actium (31 B.C.), Octavian remained the sole leader from the Triumvirate to rule the largest Empire of that period. Shrewd and subtle politician, Octavian learnt from his predecessor, Julius Caesar...

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Augustus "Rise to Power" Essay (Tacitus and Augustus)

Question: Compare the following descriptions of Augustus’ rise to power, one by Augustus himself and one by Tacitus (the second-century historian), and discuss their historical validity. 1)“At the age of nineteen on my own responsibiliy and at my own expense I raised an army,...I transferred the republic from my power to the dominion of the senate and people of Rome.” -Augustus,Res Gestae Divi Augusti 2)”One view of Augustus went like this: filial duty and national crisis had been merely pretexts...

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Augustus: Person of the Year

Person of the year: Augustus How does one define person of the year? Someone who is appointed this title of great honor above every other man or woman in the world. For what it’s worth, I can sum it all up into one name, Augustus. A brave and loyal leader, educated and intelligent man, a political connoisseur, patron of the arts, and a loving husband, what else could be asked from a man of such great achievement? We will be looking into the life, rule, and accomplishments of Augustus, then finish off...

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Augustus' Achievements on Roman Society

would later be known to the Roman people as Augustus, found himself in a position of power within the Roman civilization. Throughout his reign, Augustus would become one of the most successful leaders in history and transform Rome from a republic to a thriving empire. By examining various historical documents, we are able to gain a well-rounded understanding of how the reign of Augustus was received by the Roman people and even Augustus himself. Augustus’ transfer into an ultimate position of power...

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Portrait of Augustus as General

Portrait of Augustus as General Roman portraiture was one of the most significant periods in the development of portrait art. The characteristics of Roman portraitures are more modest, realistic, idealized, and natural. Also, the body compositions, muscles and facial expressions of portraits and sculptures are more advanced. Many roman portraits are directly linked to specific individuals, such as gods and emperors. They were often used for propaganda purposes and included ideological messages...

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Deeds of the Divine Augustus

Deeds of the Divine Augustus • Trade and Currency The Roman currency is sestertius (HS). Augustus paid to the Roman plebs, HS 300 per man from his father’s will and in his own name, he gave HS 400 from the spoils of war when he was consul for the fifth time (29 BCE); furthermore, he again paid out a public gift of HS 400 per man in his tenth consulate (24 BCE) from his own patrimony; and in his twelfth year of tribunician power (12-11 BCE), he gave HS 400 per man for the third time. And...

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Octavian Augustus

Octavian Augustus is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian enabled the long, peaceful time of the Pax Romana by changing Rome from a fragile, crumbling republican government to a mighty empire. Octavian’s government was strong enough to withstand weak emperors who mismanaged the Empire as well. His changes proved to be the cornerstone of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. The Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, was a time of great prosperity for all people...

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Evaluate Augustus’ Relations with the Senate

Evaluate Augustus’ relations with the Senate. After a century of civil wars and wide-spread fear and chaos, a new and promising leader arose, who, despite his comparably humble origins was soon to be called Augustus, the revered one, by the Senators. This once, dominant body placed hope in this single man and bestowed numerable honours upon him, concentrating the power of patronage and promotion through which he eventually outranked all the other Senators in the state. By general consent of the...

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Roman Empire and Augustus

Octavianus, or better known as Augustus, is one of the most significant leaders in Roman history. He was able to capture power in a period of turmoil following the death of Julius Caesar and successfully revive the political system and eventually led Romans into a new prosperous age (Forbes and Prevas 2009). He was able to continue his reign of power for decades because his management of Rome was built on a secure foundation and his vision was clear to the citizens. Augustus was not an intimidating leader...

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Comparison on Qin and Augustus Caesar

Comparing Augustus and Qin Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was crowned king in 246 BC during the Warring States era (475-221 BC). Two centuries later, Caesar Augustus founded the Roman Empire and became Rome’s first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. Both emperors ruled with distinct and individual morals in which they laid upon their society. Both rulers utilized military victories, new code laws, and established a sense of unity throughout the land. Each contribution to their state...

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Augustus, The Greatest Ruler of Rome

essay. You may and are encouraged to revise any worksheet. Be sure to include the original worksheet with Luke’s comments as well as the revised version. Please hand in the portfolio in a soft folder like this: Gaius Octavius, later renamed Augustus, was one of the greatest rulers of Rome. He was the founder of the Roman Empire and became its first Emperor. Despite the great contributions and peace he brought to Rome, his climb up the ladder for power was paved with destruction and violence...

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Did Augustus Restore the Roman Republic

Did Augustus restore the Roman Republic in 27BC? Julius Caesar is perhaps the most well known in the history of Roman Emperors, yet there is no denying that his reign was filled with controversy, no reason more so than his devious rise to power and his mischievous ways of suppressing the senate. There is no doubt that in ruling as a Dictator; Caesar lost the support of the Roman people, who had fought for freedom against an Etruscan King, a role in which Caesar was playing. His death in 44BC...

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Augustus Caesar and His Historical Legacy

Z. Alexander History 101 25 July 2012 Augustus Caesar and His Historical Legacy Augustus Caesar was a highly respected ruler of the Roman Empire. Augustus rose to his power after his uncle, Julius Caesar, was killed. He was forced to clean up the mess Julius had left after his assassination. The Roman Republic was shattered after all the fighting that took place to decipher the future leader of Rome. The problems that occurred were not from outside threats, it was inside the city where the disruption...

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Contributions of Augustus to the founding of the Roman Empire

change from a Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, and only one man could change this. Augustus. Augustus was the first Roman Emperor, and quite frankly the founder of the Roman Empire. Augustus commanded legions of Roman Soldiers, reformed the populous to run more efficiently and started the long reign of Emperors in Rome. Augustus was the sole reason the Roman Empire rose from the ashes of the republic. Augustus was born into an equestrian family as Gaius Octavius at Rome on 23 September 63 BC....

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Augustus Caesar and Emperor Nero Comparision

In 37 B.C. Mary Anthony met Cleopatra. They fell in love and Mark followed her back to Egypt. Octavian took reign over Rome and obtained the name Augustus Caesar. Mark Anthony and Augustus became enemies and war broke out between Rome and Egypt. This is one reason for why I believe that Augustus was such a beloved leader. The main change that Augustus brought to Rome that made him so powerful was the change in government. He changed Rome from being a Roman Republic with a senate to a dictatorship...

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Augustus the General

Paper 2: Portrait of Augustus Megan Wilson Indiana Wesleyan University Art Appreciation ART-170-E Professor Giles 12/03/12 I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the syllabus and the sections in the Student Bulletin relating to the IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my paper, I certify that I have not cheated or plagiarized in the process of completing this assignment. If it is found that cheating and/or plagiarism...

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Administration of Roman Empire During Augustus' Reign

human resources, power dynamics, and incentives necessary for his administration”. It was easier for Augustus to carryout such major changes in administration because there was a universal desire for peace, stability, and material gain. Augustus developed a new administration for the empire in three different levels: those in Rome, Italy, and the provinces. Besides from being emperor, Augustus acquired multiple titles and offices that conferred on him the ultimate leadership of the Roman Empire...

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Augustus and Roman Emperor Caligula

movie. Also the assassination of Caligula and the murder of Caesonia and Julia Drusilla were accurate. "History of the Roman Empire", http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/plaintexthistories.asp?historyid_ac58 "'Caligula' Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (AD 12-AD 41)", http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/Caligula.html Straight Dope Science Advisory Board, "Was the Roman emperor Caligula as crazy as they say?", http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mcaligula.html...

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Gaius Octavius Augustus: First Emperor of the Roman Empire

Gaius Octavius Augustus First Emperor of the Roman Empire Clinton Jenkins Hum 121 Octavius Research Paper 10/11/12 Gaius Octavius Augustus First Emperor of the Roman Empire Gaius Octavius, better known to historians as Augustus, succeeded his great uncle Julius Caesar following his assassination. In his wake, Augustus would become the first Emperor of the newly formed Roman Empire and bring massive, sweeping revisions to Roman law as well as centralize the government, military...

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How Did Various Emperors from Augustus to Constantine Use Portraits to Project Their Image?

The Roman Empire is the period of ancient Roman civilization which extended from 27 BC through 476 AD; it is characterized by an autocratic form of government started by Augustus after his victory in the Battle of Actium. The first Emperor, known as Octavian before he accepted the name offered by the Senate, is responsible for the use of portraiture to serve his needs beginning what is today known a Imperial Portraiture, “a distinct segment of ancient art due to the abruptness and purposeful of its...

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Final Exam Study Guide (Roman Republic to Augustus)

apart after Battle of Philippi (42 BCE- killers and supporters defeated in battle) and Antony and Octavian start a civil war * 31 BCE- Battle of Actium- Octavian’s forces defeat Antony in Greece; Octavian given the name Augustus (“divinely favored”) by Senate * Augustus ruled under an illusion- never called himself emperor even though he was one- took term “Princeps”, which means leading man/citizen since people would reject the idea of a sole ruler and would accept the idea of a republic ...

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Augustus and Pompey

THE TRAGEDY OF ANTONY & CLEOPATRA 1. Antony and Cleopatra’s genre is tragedy. The reason why it is tragedy is because the main characters, Antony and Cleopatra, are having difficulties throughout the play. Antony is married and Caesar is worried that Antony is not doing what he is supposed to do and instead he is having affair with another queen. They loved each other but Antony had to marry to Caesar’s sister to make his relations stronger with Caesar. At the end of the play they both died. 2...

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Augustus: Establishment of the Principate

Establishment of the Principate: Booklet 1 Impact of the death of Caesar Government of Rome, under the republic: ⇒ Senate governed Rome ⇒ Corsus Honorum- political ladder of offices Consul → Praetor → Political offices voted for by public Aedile → Quaestor → Army services- 10 years Impact on Octavian: • Treated him like a son, groomed him as heir, military experience • Danger to O after death, assassinated for his dictatorial behaviour • When he found...

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The Augustan Age 44 BC-14AD

The Augustan Age 44BC-14AD The significance of the settlements of 27BC and 23BC were important as they helped Augustus establish his power and gain complete control of Rome. The settlement of 27BC initially began on January 13, 27BC when Octavian announced to the Senate he would lay down his supreme power. Augustus says “I transferred the state from my power to the control of the Roman Senate and people”. The importance of this quote is that it highlights that the Republic was being restored...

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the augustan age

Augustus used the two settlements of 27 BC and 23 BC to complete his constitutional power and to legitimise his position. These two political paradoxes did to a very large extent contribute to the establishment of the Augustan principate. However there were other factors which also played an important role in assisting him to obtain ultimate power. His victory in the Battle of Actium and his extraordinary ability in propagating his campaign and achievement earned him the popularity among the Roman...

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Augustan Frontier Policy

Augustan Frontier Policy Evidence Certainly, Augustus’ policy was concerned both to secure peace and to enhance the prosperity of provinces, once within the empire. In this way, his work represented a continuation and development of that of Julius Caesar; this had looked to the protection of Rome and Italy by the establishment of a ‘buffer’ of provinces a Pro-Roman territory, secure within increasingly visible frontiers and valuing the prosperity which came From peace and security – Shotter...

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Was Myth a Primarily or Public Political Tool

political tool.’ Do you agree with this statement? For this essay I wanted to first look into the political aspects of early Rome and explore whether myth was primarily a political tool for power and wealth, starting with the foundation myths of Augustus, I came across a quote “Emperors exploited myths and mythical characters to promote their images and values” (Block 2 pg. 153) and wanted to see weather myth had any involvement in how politician’s first ruled early Rome. I will also look in to...

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The Augustan Revolution

The Augustan Revolution After the fall of the Roman Republic, Rome was in need of a leader who would employ major social change. During Augustus' reign in Ancient Rome, he created an Empire that would last several centuries. Augustus implemented many changes that transformed Rome in terms of the religion, the economy and social life. After the fall of the Republic, the political structure was a mess and was in dire need of change. It became apparent that the system of government that had been...

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Latin: Forum Project

After his victorious battle in Actium, Augustus had this temple built in honor of Caesar. Now there are only remains of the foundation, yet plenty to see. This large, beautiful, yet rundown, place has much history and you can still see the platform where Caesar’s body was burned. http://www.vroma.org/~forum/tempjc.html Templum Divi Caesaris This is the place where Caesar’s body was cremated and buried. After his victorious battle in Actium, Augustus had this temple built in honor of Caesar...

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Caesar’s will was read, the citizens of Rome realized Caesar was not a bad man. Caesar’s assassination left the Republic without a leader. Augustus, Mark Antony, and Marcus Lepidus were then appointed to The Second Triumvirate to track down the assassins of Caesars. After the Triumvirate split up, Augustus was left to rebuild the torn apart Republic of Rome. Augustus used the power of religion and family to create a strong Roman Republic. The Roman Republic valued religion more than almost anything...

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The Principate: The Aeneid as Augustan Propaganda

Augustan Propaganda The ascension of Augustus to supreme power in 31 BC signaled a distinctive break in Roman political history, from republic to monarchy, albeit veiled in apparent conservatism. The creation of an official Julii mythology served to legitimize Augustus and his dynasty; on the insistence of Augustus, Virgil wrote the Aeneid to demonstrate the mythological foundations of the Julii line, and how the future of Rome, and consequently the reign of Augustus, were predestined by the gods. This...

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Augustus’ Building Programme – An Overview Augustus’ Aims 1. Providing for the needs of the people 2. Promoting the prestige of the empire 3. Glorifying his own and his family’s name 4. Making a statement about his leadership Augustus spent a huge part of his personal wealth on building and his key lieutenant, Agrippa, until his death in 12 BC, supervised much of the building programme. The Fora There were three fora in Rome during the Augustan period. 1. The Roman Forum...

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Ancient Rome Test

Ancient Rome, Part 2 Test Multiple Choice /25 Julius Cesar, Emperors, (Tiberius, Augustus). General information Roman Architecture, what type of pillar is it? /5 Doric, ionic, Corthinan columns Definitions, coliseums, basilica, forum /18 Roman vocab Emperors /15 Pick 3 from the list, and give description Passage, and answer questions /12 Julius Caesar Born in 100 BC, his family was a prestigious clan, “Julians” Served as a governor of the province of Spain (61-62) Governor to the province of...

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Deification Of Caesar

deeds imitated and surpassed by Octavian Augustus: Intergenerational competition in Roman aristocratic families Roman “myth-making:” Caesar, Aeneas, Romulus Rome’s imperial mission, divine mandate Dynastic politcs: legitimizing Augustus as Divi Filius (son of a god) Caesar recognizes his “son’s” (Augustus) deeds to be superior to his own Augustus, however, refuses to be set above his “father” Fame will favor Augustus Caesar’s divine status foreshadows Augustus’ own: “. . . O gods, . . . Far be the...

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Tiberius- Roman Empire

debauchery is probably unfounded” (BBC History) Tiberius was a significant Julio-Claudian emperor who applied a great deal of contributions to the Roman Empire during his reign… The Julio-Claudian dynasty refers to the first five Roman Emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula (also known as Gaius), Claudius, and Nero and the family to which they belonged. They ruled the Roman Empire from its formation, in the second half of the 1st century 27 BC, until AD 68, when the last of the line, Nero, committed...

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The Aeneid poem By Virgil

troops, vote as much money, and fight as long as necessary to win”(137), much like Aeneas himself. It is in this way that The Aeneid can be seen as political. The beliefs of the Romans had been shaken with the fall of the Republic. The new ruler, Augustus Caesar, had moved in with great promises and a old world view, moving the people back to mos maiorum in hopes that revitalization of morals and ethics would restore the faith in the greatness of Rome. The story of a hero who embodied those morals...

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Augustus Principate

‘What role did the settlements of 27 BC and 23 BC play in the development of Augustus’ principate?’ In the first settlement of 27 BC Octavian handed back the unofficial powers he had held during the civil war to the Senate and people of Rome. However, some historians think that it was accomplished over a series of steps. In his autobiography Res Gestae Divi Augusti, Augustus himself states the situation ‘In my sixth and seventh consulships, after I had extinguished civil wars, and at a time when...

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25 April, 2015 Caesar Augustus became the first emperor of the Roman Empire after his great-uncle and adopted son after Julius Caesar passed away. When Julius was murdered, Augustus discovered that he was Julius's heir to the throne he was forced to battle the armies of both Cleopatra Vii and Marc Anthony. Who had their own plans for power following the death of Julius. Their alliance disintegrated and before Anthony and Cleopatra could thought of striking Rome, Augustus attacked with full forced...

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The Aeneid and the Glory of Rome

ultimate reason Julius Caesar was murdered. Civil war broke out in Rome between the Octavian and Mark Antony, but Antony was defeated in 31 BC in the battle at Actium (Joe). Octavian, later renaming himself Augustus, was the emperor in Rome, a city with a new beginning. With his new power Augustus reorganized the military and political power. He also began to design a program to create buildings like those in Athens (Joe). Perhaps his most notable achievement was commissioning Virgil to write, The...

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Roman Government

Roman Government What Influence did Gaius Julius Caesar and Augustus have on the reforms of the government from a Republic to an Empire? By Daniel Shaw Table of Contents Synopsis…………………………………………3 Report…………………………………………...4 -Introduction………………………………………………………..4 - The Senate’s Rise and decline in power………………..4 -Gaius Julius Caesar………………………………………………5 -Caesar Augustus………………………………………………….6 -Conclusion…………………………………………………………..8 Synopsis The Roman government changed from a republic to...

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Fall of the Roman Republic

information and contrasts made between the republic that once existed in Rome and information in the source passage, Tacitus on Corruption in the Early Roman Empire. Tacitus on Corruption in the Early Roman Empire refers to the dictatorship of Caesar Augustus (63 BC-14 AD) by aristocratic historian Cornelius Tacitus (56-120 AD) and their impact on the people and economy of Rome. The Roman Republic got its start when the last Etruscan king was abolished along with the monarchy in 509 B.C. (T&E 262)...

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The Roman Government

successor Augustus in 29 BC. The Curia Julia is one of the only Roman structures to still be standing today. Throughout the Investigation I will look at different points abot what made the Roman government tick, compare it with modern times and give a personal response. So lets begin with.... The High School of Glagow abhishekgambhir14@gmail.com 3. The Emperor The Leaders The emperor was the general learder of Rome and was responsible for the city. I will be using Emperor Augustus as...

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Roman Impact on Christianity

its followers has been able to stand the tests of man and time. The Pax Romana’s reign over the Roman Empire can be followed after the end of the Republic Civil Wars and the rise of Augustus in 27 BC. During this time, fighting relatively ceased with some skirmishes still occurring in Spain and in the Alps and Augustus instated himself as the lead power of Rome. Alternatively, the name speaks for itself: Pax Romana translates to “Roman peace”. Some scholars believe that because of this emergence...

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Pax Romana

but also a time where order, efficient administration, and prosperity arose. Augustus Caesar led Rome into this state of moderation after he defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra and thus becoming the first Roman Emperor. The reign of Augustus signified the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire. Aelius Aristides made it perfectly clear in his oration that he truly admired what Augustus had accomplished. "Vast as it is, your empire is more remarkable for its thoroughness...

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Roman Public Entertainment

Rome was not easily visible in the Circus Maximus because it seems the audience was in “a political light, not one so overtly class based.” (Futrell, 69) Augustus added the pulvinar, a platform that supported the imperial box. Raising the imperial box symbolically increased the emperor’s power by further separating himself from the public. Augustus, however, was known for sitting with his friends in the circus stands. Regardless of this fact, the visibility of the box coupled with the elaborate circus...

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The Golden Age of Rome

astonishing in its own right, so for the time period of the Pax Romana to be considered the greatest age of Rome, there must have been some great achievements that had taken place during these first two centuries. With the rise of Rome coming from Augustus Caesar during this time, Rome also had its declining downfall come soon after. Rome’s legacy was left in many places during the time, and still to this day is expressed throughout the modern world. The Pax Romana lasted from roughly 31 B.C.- 180...

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Rise and Fall

For example, the Roman Empire was very successful during the rise and fall of Augustus. Also, Ancient Greece which was successful during the rise and fall of Alexander the Great. Augustus and Alexander the Great were both similar in their rise. Augustus became emperor after the assassination of Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great became king after the assassination of his father. They differ in their falls because Augustus’ Empire survived for many years even after he died while Alexander the Great’s...

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Chapter 6

chapter. Return to skim any sections that seem unfamiliar. As Augustus restored peace in 31 b.c.e., he established a constitutional monarchy, created the Roman Empire, and ushered in a period of peace and prosperity known as the Pax Romana that enabled Greco-Roman culture to continue spreading. I. Augustus’s Settlement (31 b.c.e.–c.e. 14): Recognizing that the republic could not be restored after years of civil wars, Augustus opted to rebuild the constitution and government and to demobilize...

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To What Degree Did the Battle of Actium Mark the Establishment of a Monarchy?

with Augustus at the battle of Actium on 2nd September 31BC. Indeed, many scholars do consider Actium as the event that defined the establishment of a monarchy in Rome and certainly the first instance of rule by an emperor. If we take ‘monarch’ to mean ‘sole person with power over a state’, I do think Augustus fulfilled this role, despite his never taking the name of ‘king’. Compared to the spread of control between two consuls, hundreds of senators (up to a thousand by the time Augustus came to...

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their people. Family connections are important as well. When Suetonius speaks of Divus Augustus he states, “He was certainly born rich enough to achieve office without having to engage in such practices, and he proved a capable administrator” (Suetonius 44). This not only enforces the idea that childhood is important, but it also shows that family connections have a huge importance as well. Even though Augustus did practice the things he needed to be in office, it really was not necessary. Based off...

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Gladiators; Constantine; Caesar Augustus; Catholic Church; Rule of St. Benedict; Charlemagnrs 6, 7 and part of 8. IDs: emperors (7); Saints (3); Major religious figures (2); French Kings (2) Essays: Growth and Success of Christianity (Chaps. 6 and 7) Fall of the Roman Empire (Chaps 6 and 7, Taking Sides #4) Roman society (Chap. 6, Year One Article) Multiple Choice: Julio-Claudian Emperors; Ab Urb Condia; 5 Good Emperors; Jesus; Gladiators; Constantine; Caesar Augustus; Catholic Church; Rule...

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Analysis paper Cleopatra

A Critical Analysis of CLEOPATRA LIFE: STACY SCHIFF & ANTHONY EVERITT: THE LIFE OF ROME’S FIRST EMPEROR AUGUSTUS & ANDREA OVERFIELD: THE HUMAN RECORD SOURCES OF GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME1 By Susana E Andrade Professor Lorenz History 4A, Sec. 1985 May 2, 2013 1. Based on your selected book, very briefly describe the scope and focus of your historian work, then, state the historian’s thesis/core argument and sub-thesis. Stacy Schiff in Cleopatra: A life present a...

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The Roman Empire During the Reign of Tiberius

The Julio-Claudians are the four emperors that succeeded Augustus following his death in AD14. The Julio-Claudians were Roman Nobles with an impressive and significant ancestry in the Roman Empire. It was during the Julio-Claudian reign that the Roman Empire reached an optimum level of power and wealth, and has been seen as the golden age of Roman arts and literature. The beginning of the Julio-Claudian dynasty was signified by the succession of Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar, most commonly known...

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The Eclogues

Virgil and Horace, respected poets during the Roman empire wrote two collections based on Pastoral imagery and had many metaphors dealing with the change in power from Julius Caesar to Augustus Caesar. The first of Horace’s poetry is known at the Odes. And the first of Virgil’s collections are the Eclogues. In the first of Virgil’s eclogues, he addresses the issue of property and the differences in the lives of two Roman men. The two main characters in the first eclogue, Tityrus and Meliboeus ...

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What Evidence Is There for How Women Could Influence Political Events in Rome?

Augusta, the wife of Augustus and one of the most powerful women in the Roman Empire, was Augustus’ faithful advisor, mother of two sons Drusus and Tiberius. Julia revealed herself to be an ambitious mother and tried continuously to get her sons into power. Livia’s strong position as the first lady of the imperial household, her own family connections and her confidence allowed her to gain power through both Augustus and on her own terms. “When Marcellus, a nephew of Augustus died in 23BC, rumours...

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Representations of Women in Antiquity

values, regarding women, through their artwork. During the first century the emperor of Rome Augustus began to enforce strict social laws that made women have to conduct themselves accordingly to Augustus’ standards: the laws were designed to promote marriage, marital fidelity, and creating large Roman families (Kleiner, p. 102). The Ara Pacis Augustae was created in dedication of the establishment of peace Augustus had achieved during his time as emperor of Rome; it was called the, “Alter of Augustan...

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A Historical Paper

the Roman Empire during his reign was very curious on Hadrian’s part. This humbleness, however, effectively confused historical analysts, and here’s why: During the reign of Augustus (27 B.C. to 14 A.D.), Augustus had commissioned a rectangular sanctuary in the location of the where the Pantheon now stands. Agrippa, Augustus’ minister, designed the sanctuary. That building had been burned down twice. The Pantheon entirely replaced the original building, which is where the Pantheon’s mystery begun...

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