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    collapse leaving the world to deal with centuries of dark ages. The importance of Rome must be understood in those terms, just like great Roman poet Virgil predicted in his epic work Aeneid.
 When Octavian, now called Augustus, assumed imperial power many institutions…

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    The Augustus Prima Porta is a marble statue of himself which was discovered on the 20th of April in 1863 in the Villa of Livia which is situated in the Prima Porta near Rome. It is a statue that stands 2.03m tall and is now been moved to the Braccio Nuovo which is situated in the Vatican Museums.This sculpture is what seems to be very idealised to show that he is strong and young. The artist has portrayed him to be a God-like figure. This is shown by his Bare feet. Many People during the time…

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    Gaius Augustus Germanicus

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    Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, more commonly known by his childhood nickname “Caligula”, is widely considered as one of the most vilest men to ever live. He is one of the most corrupt and irrational emperors to ever rule, and is representative of what we fear in totalitarian leaders. He literally “went mad with power” and is, to a certain extent, the epitome of evil. In Lives of the Twelve Caesar's Suetonius delves into the life of Caligula, describing both his brief reign as emperor…

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    Concurrent to the uprising of the Roman Empire, Augustus Caesar gained common support using various campaigning methods such as ethos. Ethos, from which derives the English word ethic, modes persuasion through authority, credibility, and character. Augustus appreciated and exercised this appeal, aiding his plausibility as a Roman dignitary. Further promoting conceivability, the statue Augustus of Primaporta illustrates authoritarianism through general physiognomy displayed in the sturdy stance…

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    While Augustus would rule Rome for the rest of his natural life, both he and Suetonius put forth the claim with evidence that he was, in fact, not a dictator. By his own words, Augustus did turn down dictatorship when offered to him multiple times in 22 BC (Augustus 5). He was not, however, shy of boasting about his immense power within Rome and his use of it (Augustus 5-7). And while “the Senate and Roman people consented that I alone…

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    BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF AUGUSTUS CAESAR. This biographical sketch primarily looks at the life of Augustus Caesar from his birth to his death. Looking at achievements he made as an emperor of Ancient Rome and how he acquired power. In this paper we will discuss the immense impact Augustus had in shaping western civilization through his reign of the Roman Empire that endured for centuries after his death, “the first two of which were the centuries of the celebrated Pax Romana, the longest period of…

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    Roman Empire is one of the most interesting empires in world history; a lot of legacies were left by many Roman Emperors and one of them is Octavian Caesar or Augustus Caesar—the first Emperor of Rome. To gain the power of the most powerful man in Rome at that time, Octavian had been through a lot. He was Julius Caesar’s grand-nephew and was the one that Julius Caesar appointed to be his true heir. When seeing that Julius Caesar slowly turned himself to an absolute ruler, the Senators united and…

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    and through fideicommisum, Augustus also incorporated private law in his justification of power. In the Res Gestae, Augustus refers to his power as mea potestate, and in Livy’s History of Rome, one question during surrender asks “estne populous Collatinus in sua potestate” (Livy 1.38). If one translated the question literally, it would as ‘And is the people of Collatia in their own power’, indicating that they have no ruler and privately govern themselves. If Augustus follows the formula for…

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    Like the history of anything, it notes important times and rulers. The rulers of Rome did not always play by the rules and neither did the people of Rome. To listen and read about certain people like Augustus and Ovid makes the history more interesting. This video starts off with telling about how Augustus grew up and that he lost his father when he was only the age of 4. (Order from Chaos, 5:10) Telling Augustus’s back story and how he grew up allowed more understanding of how he ruled Rome.…

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    The Aeneid’s Impact on Augustus’ Rome Nearing the last decades of the Roman Republic there were many underlying tensions. Much of the political unrest was due to the civil wars that caused great divides between the population and also due to instability of the government. When Augustus officially came into power and ‘restored’ the Republic to its former glory one of his major projects was to create parallels between the current era and the beginning of Rome. He wanted Romans to be proud of…

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