Caesar Augustus

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How to define a good citizens? Augustus will be a good example to discuss.
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, formerly known as Gaius Octavian Thurinus, the founding monarch of the Roman Empire, ruled Rome for 40 years. He is one of the most important figures in world history.
He is the nephew of Caesar 's grandchild, in 44 BC, he was designated as the first heir and adopted as son. He entered political arena after Caesar was stabbed.
In 30 BC, he stop the civil war that possibly split the Roman Republic. Then the Senate given him the name: "Augustus", meaning sacred, solemn and great. He reorganize the Roman government, brought two centuries of peace and prosperity to the Roman world . After his death, the Roman Senate decided to include him in
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If he died early, things could be quite different. The Roman Republic 's oligarchic years of civil war and the longevity of Augustus,are decisive factor for Rome to transfer from republic to monarchy . Augustus 's personal mind, patience, strategy and his political reputation also played a role. His rule in many ways affected the future of the imperial policy: to maintain the standing army and on the border, the principles and methods of throne succession, using emperor 's capital to decorating the capital. Its most important legacy was maintaining peace and stabilization for the Empire in the next two hundred …show more content…
in fact. However, he still retained the Senate since the republic period, gave them supreme power. but honestly, the senate is full of his partisans; in return, the Senate granted him the "Augustus" name. More importantly, they also granted him the power of the Roman Consul, the tribune and the Ombudsman. The unity of the three powers was unprecedented. The Senate had long held the legislative power of Rome, but since the Senate fell into the control of Octavian, it became a virtual power. Although he held the power of the emperor, he still preferred the name of "First Citizen", perhaps to avoid the resistance from Republicans remaining in Rome. Perhaps in order to avoid the same fate with Caesar. This person has been trying to maintain the appearance of Republic, determined to give up the title of

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