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    31 BC, Octavian found himself in control of the Roman Empire. The answer came in the first meeting of the senate when Octavian theatrically relinquished all his powers to the Roman Senate. In exchange for these powers Octavian received a new name, Augustus. In Discourses (III. Xiii. 9) Epictetus tells us, "For you see that Caesar appears to furnish us with great peace. There are no more enemies, nor battles, robbers, or pirates, but we can travel at every hour and sail from the rising sun to the…

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    deep. The second piece, Augustus of Primaporta was discovered in1863 at the villa of Augustus’ wife Livia Drusilla, and close to a late Imperial gate called Prima Porta . The artist is unknown. It is a freestanding marble sculpture in Imperial Roman style, circa 15AD, measuring 2.03 meters in height. The diptych of Justinian depicts him as the triumphant emperor, possibly after concluding a peace treaty with the Persians in 532. Justinian the Great, as he was also known,…

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    political and social structure in western civilization. The Roman Empire started when Augustus Caesar became the first emperor of Rome. Although Julius Caesar is mistaken for being the first emperor it is wrong, he never held the title as emperor, he was more like a dictator. Augustus ruled the empire form 31 BCE until 14 CE before he died he said “I found Rome a city of clay but left it a city of marble”. After Augustus died Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero were the emperors. These first…

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    political power and the establishment of military dictatorship. Caesar had occupied Rome and the civil war began. Later, Caesar defeated two other opponents. He practiced personal dictatorship, soon Caesar was assassinated and alliance with Augustus. Augustus is the final winner and the civil war came to an end. He established the Roman Empire. In fact, the civil war played an important role in promoting the development of military academic. Caesar also pushed Roman military to another peak.…

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    Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula) was one of the many emperors of Ancient Rome. He was born on 31 August AD 12 in Antium, Italy and died on 24 January AD 41, at age 28 at Palatine Hill, Rome. Sadly his reign only lasted 4 years due to the fact that he was assassinated. In those small four years, he made great changes to Rome. Caligula was born on 31 August AD 12 in Antium, Italy and was one of the 6 surviving children of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder. When he was little he…

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    very different against how Augustus describes Hazel in chapter one. Hazel has a negative view upon herself and her life. She describes her situation with her cancer, followed by depression and with with a Paige haircut while, Augustus on the other hand gives readers a better picture of how she really looks, “Pixie-haired gorgeous girl”. In this case it is a matter of opinion upon their state. Hazel has to deal with the fact that death could be so close, while Augustus has been cancer free for a…

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    Augustus brought peace and prosperity to Rome, which therefore started the Roman empire as they would expand their borders and through military expeditions, they would conquer surrounding lands. The Augustus of Prima Porta displayed Augustus as the commander of the Roman army and was designed as a commemorative monument to his victories (Rose, C. B. 2005)). He is displayed…

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    Augustus The Imperfect

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    Houten. During this journey the relationship of Augustus and Hazel progresses from a liking to a loving. While the plane was taking off Augustus was fascinated by how small the world looked, Hazel responded to this by saying “His enthusiasm was adorable. I couldn’t resist leaning over to kiss him on the cheek” (Green 147). They start to realize how the other is perfect with all their flaws and strengths. When enjoying a dinner at Oranjee, Augustus tells Hazel “Hazel Grace” “You look gorgeous”…

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    Augustus Wealth Analysis

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    ‘Augustus used his wealth to benefit all classes of Rome and Italy equally’ – To what extent do you agree? Explain your views with reference to both the Res Gestae and Suetonius’ Augustus. Augustus’ wealth came from many sources, including his inheritance from his adoptive father and his personal annexation of Egypt after his victory at Actium in 31BC. While it can be said that he used this wealth to benefit all, as he likes to portray in his Res Gestae, with detailed accounts of his spending…

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    Augustus Caesar was successful and was not a dictator, but it is very easy to describe him as a totalitarian. Even though he loved his people and vice versa, Augustus’s used propaganda to keep the laws the way he wanted them. Augustus had a way of bending the truth and influencing the public with his words, for he “did not invent stories but he shamelessly embroidered them like a modern spin doctor" (Holland 2006). He spoke openly to the public very often and constantly informed them on the…

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