Augustus Essays

  • Augustus's Accomplishments Of Augustus

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    During the reign of Augustus, peace was finally established throughout the Roman empire. After years and years of consistent wars, the empire was finally quiet, and the people were grateful to Augustus for bringing about such peaceful times. To the people, Augustus was a man who needed to be honored for his genius, and for his ability to help the Roman Empire prosper once again. Augustus, too, saw himself as someone who's comprehensive list of accomplishments needed to be remembered and documented

  • Compare And Contrast Augustus And Marcus Aurelius

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    rather a success founded upon military strength, cultural prosperity, and political policies. Augustus and Marcus Aurelius are two of the Emperors of Rome who truly valued what it meant to be Roman, and lead Rome in a way that they felt was right. The last words of Emperor Augustus were, “Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble.” During his 40-years reign, Augustus almost doubled the

  • Why Is Augustus An Influential Person

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    Influential people deserve marvelous things and Augustus was an Influential person and this is why he deserves a statue. Augustus was a great leader who has done much for Rome and its people. Augustus Caesar 's statue should have a place in our city because he started Pax Romana; he had many great reforms and he was a great leader who led by example. All these reasons make him a significant part of our history and someone who deserves a memorial. Augustus had many achievements which changed the future

  • Kelsey Museum Augustus Analysis

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    The Kelsey Museum Augustus, First Emperor of Rome, is similar and different to many Roman art pieces. The first very obvious style that can be seen is the Augustan period approach, the Augustus of Primaporta statue from Italy, marble copy, from early first century is a great example of this approach. They both have the same exact straight hair strand placement, face shape, and youthful idealized face. Augustus uses the same style throughout all his statues and reliefs, where his forehead is very

  • Augustus Caesar In Julius Caesar: The King Of The East

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    And note: In 6 BC Augustus Caesar offered Tiberius command of the East for five years. But Tiberius, noticing Augustus grooming Gaius for power, declined and retired to Rhodes. Here, five years later (January 1 BC?), the grooming of Gaius takes him to Syria exposing him to the East. Augustus obviously planned that Gaius should take a firm hold of the East. This being the case, if Gaius had not already been in Rome, it is likely, on hearing of the death of Herod, Augustus would recall his young grandson

  • Augustus Luck Or Piousness Case Study

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    Luck or Piousness: Augustus and his Relations With the Gods In Ancient Rome, gods and goddesses were essential to most people living under the Empire. The Roman Empire was first run by Augustus, formerly known as Gaius Octavius. Along with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus, he formed the Second Triumvirate in 43 CE. When that fell apart, Augustus came to power in 6 only six years. In Ancient Rome, leaders rose and fell swiftly. To ensure that Augustus kept his power, he made sure to take divine influences

  • How Did Augustus Rise To Power

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    examine certain aspects of Augustus’ rise to power and the way he obtained and exercised his auctoritas/Ἀξιώματι/influence and became the de facto if not de jure, sole ‘leader’ for Rome. Looking at the auctoritas and potestas/Έξουσίας/powers he had and the way he exercised them was he the first emperor of Rome having destroyed the Republic, did he actually save the Republic? given the state it was in or did he do something else? The argument presented here is that Augustus did not destroy the Republic

  • Flavius Honorius Augustus: The West Roman Emperor

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    Flavius Honorius Augustus was born in the 9th of September 384 to Theodosius I and Aelia Flaccilla. His father Theodosius I named him Augustus at a young age after the death of his father Honorius and Arcadius divided the Roman Empire. Honorius was the West Roman Emperor from 393 to 423. Flavius Honorius held the consulate at the age of 2 and was made co ruler on the 23rd of January 393 after the death of the roman emperor Valentinian II. Honorius died at the age of 38 in 15 August 423 in Ravenna

  • Augustus The Strong: Augustus The Strong

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    Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, had great things in mind when he purchased the Japanese Palace (fig….) in 1717 from his minister General Field Marshal Jacob Heinrich von Flemming (1667-1728). Not only should it serve him as a maison de plaisance – a place where he could withdraw from the strenuous daily life, and relax in an environment distant from the daily proceedings of the Court business – but it should also be a place where he could realize his life-long

  • Augustus At Prima Porta Analysis

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    Greek and Renaissance art. Augustus of Prime Porta is a great example of the peaceful co-existence of idealism and realism, since the sculpture is ideal and conceptual in its composition and realistic in its execution. The marble statue of Augustus at Prima Porta was discovered in the villa of Livia in Prima Porta and was constructed to celebrate the Roman triumph over the Parthians in 20 B.C. It is the sculpture of a handsome and young ruler, namely, Augustus, sporting an ornamented cuirass

  • The Importance Of The Aureus Of Octaviar

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    itself as a way to send messages is a smart and logical choice. Coins were portable and widespread, and with images coins can carry messages, ones that have daily reinforcement with each usage. This particular aureus depicts the bust of Octavian Augustus on one side, and the Temple of Julius Caesar on the other. Zanker “is a good example of the effective use of new visual language by Octavian’s supporters” (Zanker, 1990). This particular coinage is an important resource to understanding what how

  • Essay On Marcus Aurelius

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    Marcus Aurelius, better known as Marcus Aurelius Antonius Augustus. He was born in April 26, 121 a.d. His occupation was known to have Scholar, Emperor, and even Military Leader. Marcus was born in Rome, Italy, but unfortunately, he died on March 17, 180 a.d. Marcus Aurelius kept the empire safe from the Parthians and Germans, from 161-180 a.d. as the emperor of Rome. Marcus was a well-known person due to his intellectual pursuits. He was known for his philosophical interests, Aurelius was one

  • Exemplarity In Roman Literature

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    societal precedents, exempla served to govern all facets of Roman public life. The system of exemplarity had an inherent power in Roman society, allowing it to be exploited for personal gain by rulers such as Augustus. Through his monumental literary biography, Res Gestae Divi Augusti, Augustus manipulated exemplarity in order to translate his coercive power into benevolent authority over the people of Rome. Exemplarity, in the broadest sense, is system of precedents in Roman history that are passed

  • Thesis Of Vergil's Aeneid

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    The Glory of Rome Vergil’s Aeneid is a harrowing tale of how Aeneas, one of the survivors from Troy, led an expedition to build a new city in Italy. It is an action-filled adventure, full of aggressive gods and goddesses, love, death, and rebirth. Based on what we know about the Romans, a Roman was expected to; uphold the will of the gods, defend the honor and fight for the glory of Rome; even if that means sacrificing your own life, and rebirth. The Romans were very in tune with the will of the

  • Coulston's Courage And Cowardice In The Roman Imperial Army?

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    appears seemingly out of place, and in Emperor Trajan’s answer to Pliny the Younger’s plea about a fire brigade, there are signs towards general fear of disloyalty and organization (Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 10.34) which strengthens the theory that Augustus might have accepted the reforms due to fear of what happened during the Civil

  • Differences And Comparison Of Architecture In Europe, Rome And Roman Architecture

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    A civilization’s architecture not only shows the artistic skills of its designers and builders but also the functionality of its engineers, the power of its government, and the inventiveness of its people. Architecture was a crucial element to the success of two major cites in Europe, Rome and Athens. Each city had structures consisting of formal architecture like temples and basilicas showing the influence that its leaders had over each city, while utilitarian buildings like bridges and aqueducts

  • What Are The Characteristics Of The Aeneid?

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    expanding. As seen in The Aeneid, Aeneas must endure a long journey from Troy and follow his destiny to where it promises his future kingdom in Italy. Conversely, The Ten Books on Architecture is more of a handbook for future architects, including Augustus Caesar, to guide their architectural endeavors successfully. While their motivations may differ slightly, both the architect and Aeneas are focused on founding a city with great importance. Regarding The Aeneid, the epic poem follows Trojan Aeneas

  • Gaius Octavitus: The Death Of Julius Caesar

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    the title of an emperor, he was in fact the first emperor of Rome. The process taken by Gaius Octavius to become Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus and the sequence of events that led to Octavian eliminating his potential threats to his succession was a significant historical figures. Event that was taken by Gaius Octavianus in order for his succession of becoming Augustus was through Eliminating political parties through war and through proscription, Avenging Caesars death(second triumvirate vs Cassius

  • Apocolocyntosis: The Dehumanized Caricature Of Claudius

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    Seneca places the emperor in his own trial at Olympus, where the gods become a panel of adjudicators. In the satire, Augustus rises and questions the dead emperor, “Tell me, divine Claudius, why you condemned any one of the men and women whom you put to death before you understood their cases” (10). Claudius’ sentence is discussed for a long time before the gods decided

  • Passion And Control In Virgil's The Aeneid

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    When the poet Virgil wrote the national epic The Aeneid between 29 and 19 BC, all written works and conduits for creative expression were monitored by Roman ruler Augustus Caesar – a real-life contention between passion and control. Throughout the excerpt on pages 139 and 140 of Fagle’s translation (which covers themes such as fate, the gods, and divine intervention, and piety), Virgil explores the underlying theme of conflict between desire and duty, emotion, and reason. Exploring irony, the comparison