Augustus Classicism In Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar was building beautiful building but did not have the opportunity to accomplish them. When Augustus took over Rome he finished the buildings Caesar had not finished, during his reign the age of Roman architecture. Each building had a unique and personal touch. In 23 BCE Augustus was granted with three bases of power from the senate. They were the Imperium proconsular maius meaning he was commander in chief, tribuncia potestas it’s the power of tribune were he was able to veto any legislation, and lastly he had the power to elect the magistracies (Augustus Art, 4). Augustus period of art is sometimes called Augustus Classicism. The style of art he used was to emphasize the political message he wanted to portray that he was restoring…show more content…
Many of the sculptures Augustus created were dedicated to Caesar, in representation of their ancestry. Many great rulers wanted to be like Augustus because Augustus created a new way to express the qualities of the Roman. Zanker stated that the statue distinguished the emperors “strength and power,” but for many it was offensive (1988, P.5). There were other makings like the Ara Pacis, it represented prosperity and peace to the Roman life. The images of Aeneas Sacrificing offering home goods represented the important ancestry of Augustus. As years passed emperors wanted to be like Augustus they began creating powerful imagery like Augustus had…show more content…
Before the Republican Rome had involved artistic styles from the Hellenistic world even if they excluded Monarchianism. Augustus introduced the one-man rule, he was at the center of the state and was projected far and wide. Zanker argues, “… in both East and West it was the rapidly spreading cult of the emperor that was the principal vehicle for propagating the Augustan program and its attendant imager” (1988. P.297). Roman propaganda is an example of imagery this shows virtues and it exposed certain characteristics. Augustus knew how to use propaganda to establish his power and to let everyone know how he rebuilt Rome in 31 B.C. The sculptures symbolized the wealth of each defeater and it promoted the power each of them had to
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