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    Augustus In The Aeneid

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    This works to further connect the story of Aeneas to Rome in the days of Augustus. In fact, the shield of Aeneas even contains some Augustan imagery, amplifying the connection between Augustus and Aeneas. As Aeneas is viewed as an epic hero in this regard as well as a founding father of Rome, Rome itself can be thought of as having been descended from greatness. Roman monuments also present Rome as glorious. The emperor Augustus is quoted as saying, “I found Rome of clay; I leave it to you of marble” (Zoch). The beautification of Rome during the reign of Augustus was significant indeed, as the Altar of Augustan Peace and Forum of Augustus, among many other significant monuments, were constructed (Lugli). The monuments worked to enhance the aesthetic quality of the city as well as serve as pieces of propaganda. The Altar of Augustan Peace glorifies Rome, including images of Aeneas and Romulus, two of Rome’s founding figures. In addition, it includes images of a mother with babies and animals around her, symbolizing fertility and prosperity. In this way, the Altar itself portrays Rome positively (Saltzman). Aside from glorifying Rome itself, the monuments glorify Augustus as well, as he is often their namesake. In addition, the Temple of Mars the Avenger references…

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    Augustus Iconography

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    ‘Augustus’ extraordinary position…is defined in art’ and so his iconography programme should be taken at face value in order to identify key motifs and themes within it and how this supposedly reflected Augustus’ rule. However, nowadays scholars debate about the intricacies of said iconography and try to understand it textually rather than by sight. The importance of iconography was larger in Augustus’ time in comparison now, partly because it is estimated that only 10% of the population was…

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    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…

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    One of the sources for the history of the Roman Empire came from one of the Emperor’s himself, Octavian Caesar Augustus, in The Deeds of the Divine Augustus, otherwise known as the Res Gestae. This narrative was written in 14 A.C.E. from Augustus’ point of view, depicting the accomplishments and deeds during his rule from 29 B.C. to A.D. 14. According to A History of the Roman People, it is a “valuable, but highly selective account…in a clear and readable style.” The deeds of Augustus were…

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    Augustus Achievements

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    Augustus, originally known as Gaius Julius Octavius was born on September 23, 63 B.C. His father was Gaius Octavius and his mother was Atia. His uncle was the well- known Julius Caesar who later took Augustus under his wing and trained him to be a successor (Fagan, par. 4-5). Augustus was one known for his achievements as a Roman leader. He ruled from 31 B.C. to 14 A.D. He was considered to be one of the best rulers because during his tenure he: expanded the territory of the Roman Empire,…

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    their images was known. A prime example is Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, who, “ invoked the power of imagery to communicate his ideology” (Fischer). The sculpture modeled after him, Augustus of Primaporta, holds both artistic and political significance in Ancient Roman history. Most historians agree that this is a marble replica of a bronze original, which may have dated back to 20 B.C.The original was constructed to pay homage to the victory of Rome in its battle with the…

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    Augustus Caesar was the first Roman emperor. Augustus was never a modest emperor and was aware of all of his accomplishments. In his personal record of his undertakings in Res Gestae, Augustus wrote about his political life, military happenings and his support for the public along with a political statement. Augustus Caesar was supportive of himself and the decisions he made and wanted his people to know this as well. The Res Gestae was a successful piece of a propaganda, especially coming from…

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    Often it is said that Rome was not built in one day, this has become a very commonly used idiom that emphasizes that great achievements do not come easily. The common life goal we usually have as a society is ultimately achieve success, having a set goal and being able to accomplish it. However some fail to realize the essentials to success which are determination, patience and hard work, thus one must always keep in mind that great achievement comes with great cost. The Aeneid by Virgil is an…

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    Why Is Augustus Important

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    Interesting Augutus Facts The name Augustus means exalted one. He was born to Gaius Octavius Thurinus in Velletri (20 miles or 32 kilometers rounded from Rome) Augustus was the founder of the Roman Principate. The 1st emperor of Rome was Augustus. Augustus's full name is Imperator Caesar Divi Filius Augustus. His father was a senator and governor. The Triumvirate is an agreement to share Rome's territories evenly between the three of them. Antony landed up getting the East. Lepidus got Africa…

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    When Augustus was ruler he was viewed as a savior and protector of Rome who was focused on traditional ways of Rome and Roman values. That’s why many of Augustus sculptures the artist wanted to depict him as a ruler that was sent from the heavens, a godly man sent to restore Rome to its natural beauty and glory. His well-known knowledge of social, moral reforms and political understanding were all used to conduct a more stable and secure, and most importantly success to the Roman world which had…

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