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    Divine Augustus Essay

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    The True Motivation behind Deeds of the Divine Augustus Following Rome’s switch from the freedoms of a republic to the bounds of an empire, the new government needed a way to gain credibility with the Roman people. Augustus Caesar eventually took control of the Empire after the assassination of his adopted father Julius Caesar and the removal of his political rivals. The Emperor made many architectural, monetary, and military advances throughout his reign; advances that he chose to detail in…

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    How have you been? Because I can tell you that things are going great here. Our saviour Augustus “Divi Filius- son of a god” has now made Roman religion the most important aspect of our Roman empire especially after the dark ages. He has become the restorer of our republic. I know both of our views are different and that you don’t agree with Augustus but I do as I believe in the decisions he has made. Augustus has shown his care for Rome and its people by restoring buildings such as temples to…

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    Augustus was born as Gaius Octavius in 63 BC in Rome and was in power after his great-uncle, Julius Caesar. Gaius Octavius was able to take control of one of the most powerful empires in the world at the time and rule it successfully for over 40 years -he was definitely not a weak or an ineffective Emperor. He was the most dangerous Emperor in the world. Augustus had ruthlessly killed his opponents, winning no glory in battle despite outmanoeuvring and beating the proudest men who were not yet…

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    Augustus Caesar's Success

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    A great man who was known as Augustus Caesar said on his deathbed, “I found Rome of clay; I leave it to you of marble”(history 11). Augustus Caesar, once named Octavian, was the 2nd ruler of Rome, first of the Roman Empire. He grew up to take the throne after Julius. He was sharing the power but after taking it from his enemy, Mark Antony, he ruled Rome with intentions for success for the empire, not for himself. His greatest success unlike his uncle, Julius Caesar, was keeping the people and…

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    Did you know that Augustus Caesar was once named Octavius? Augustus Caesar was a very influential person in Rome, the world, and human civilization. I believe that he is one of the most influential people to live. During his reign he greatly affected the Roman empire. While emperor, he doubled the size of the empire and made Rome a great place to live in. Before he was an emperor, he was a soldier and was greatly affected by the people around him. As a soldier life was interesting and many…

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    Introduction: Suetonius and Augustus Suetonius’ approach to biography is elucidated by centring focus on the Life of Augustus. Suetonius rose to prominence as a scholar, and later gained positions in Hadrian’s court, with his work The Twelve Caesars dated tentatively to the reign of Hadrian between 117-38 C.E. He did not write in a chronological style like his contemporary Plutarch, but rather divided his work thematically, into categories such as birth, achievements, career, morals and death,…

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    exposure to Roman society and specifically the all-powerful leader, Augustus, the currency presented a message by itself. Currency symbolizes survival and stability; therefore, by encrypting Augustus’ face on the symbol of strength, it directly associated Rome’s strength to Augustus. For example, to buy food or clothing to survive, merchants demanded a payment in gold. Presenting Augustus on the currency efficiently glorifies Augustus for the thriving country during this time. Ara Pacis…

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    equestrians under the Julio-Claudian emperors. I will investigate Augustus’ actions towards the Senate and his raising of the Equestrian Order, Tiberius’ relationship with the Senate and the role of Sejanus, Gaius’ relationship with the Senate, Claudius’ actions towards the Senate and his promotion of equestrians, and finally Nero, his relationship with the Senate, his use of freedmen and the role of Seneca. Whilst I acknowledge that Augustus came from an equestrian family and so did the…

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    Augustus Caesar Flaws

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    The Building Blocks of Rome The government could learn several important lessons from Augustus Caesar such as improving Augustus passed a law that gave tax relief to those who were married and had children together. These laws made him hugely unpopular in Rome. According to “Information About Augustus,” “The state offered awards—such as political privileges and tax relief--to couples who stayed together and had many children, while unmarried adults and childless married couples lost the right…

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    Augustus Caesar was born on September 23, 63BC. He grew in a town called velitrae which is about 25 miles away from Rome. His Feather was a senator; He passed when Augustus was four. Augustus was adopted by His Uncle Julius Caesar. The rise of the Roman empire suggest that Augustus Caesar had a very good leadership skill because before the arrival of Augustus Rome Republic was not in a great health. When he became the first emperor of Rome, he brought peace and stability to Rome by establishing…

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