How Did Octavian Change Augustus's System Of Government

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Octavian, who would later be known as Augustus, was the adopted grandnephew of Julius Caesar. After Julius Caesar’s death, Octavian would join with two other rulers named Mark Antony and Lepidus. Together they would become the second triumvirate or group of three rulers. Jealousy took over, and Octavian was the final ruler left of the three. Octavian changed his name to Augustus and became the new emperor of Rome. From the beginning of his rule in 27 B.C., peace reigned throughout the empire called the Pax Romana, or Roman Peace. Augustus was Rome’s most stable and powerful emperor and sustained Rome by keeping peace and glorifying the empire as well. Augustus stabilized the frontier of Rome which caused the Pax Romana. This two-hundred year period saw unprecedented peace and economic prosperity throughout the empire, which spanned from England in the north, to Morocco in the south and Iraq in the east.1 The population of the vast empire thrived to seventy-million people. The empire was big enough and was well-managed by Augustus’s system of government. The only conflict going on in the empire was fighting with tribes along the borders of the empire. Augustus’s system of government also maintained the citizens’…show more content…
The Pax Romana during his reign proved his system of government was one of the best the world had ever seen. His glorifications and ways of architecture would have influence and effects on future Romans and emperors. He maintained the religion of Rome by repairing and building Temples which gave the citizens strength, confidence and faith. His form of government and hiring of workers to manage the affairs proved to be the best way to maintain the strength of the Roman empire. Augustus was Rome’s most stable and powerful emperor and sustained Rome by keeping peace and glorifying the empire as
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