The Success Of The Roman Empire Essay

1052 Words Dec 5th, 2015 5 Pages
When you think about the ancient empire of Rome what do you think of ? Many people think of the greatest and most vast empire to ever exist. an empire which would grow to span all the way from parts of Europe, to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East; an empire which lasted many centuries and is arguably considered the most successful empire ever. However who do you attribute the success of the empire to; which one of the countless leaders of rome do you attribute the success to? The Roman emperor you can contribute the majority of the success to is Augustus “also known as Caesar Augustus”. Augustus was arguably one of the most successful and greatest emperors of Rome. Over Augustus’s roughly 45 year rule he expanded the military, improved the health and safety of the public , grew Rome 's infrastructure and grew the size and strength of the empire.
Augustus was born on September 23, 63 BCE by the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus. Augustus was born into a family with few connections. His father died when Augustus was only 4 years old. “Then Augustus got a lucky break. In 46 BC, Caesar won the civil war and was named dictator of Rome. To secure his position, he needed an heir. With no son of his own, he adopted Augustus” (The Roman Empire In The First Century, par.3).Shortly after Julius Caesar adopted Augustus, he died and Augustus came into power a few years later as the emperor of Rome. However it wouldn 't be until 27 BCE that Augustus would be given the name that we know him…

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