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Ceasarian Essay

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Pax Romania: Age of Augustan
Today, we have many resources of arts and buildings left over by Roman people. Most significantly, these resources handed over by Roman period was distinctively survived really long time, and people still think they have outstanding values for today’s studies. It brings me an attention to write this paper on the great Augustan period when it is better known for the Golden ages of Roman era. First empire begins with many civil wars within the empire by people of republicans and the great leaders like Julius Caesar. At the Caesarian time, people were greatly pleasured with wealth and strength of nation. However, when the many of nation’s senates set up an ...view middle of the document...

Octavius Augustus: the first Roman Emperor. I claim that he was one most succeeded character in the past history because his works like temples he built, economic growth he achieved, and peacefulness he brought to Rome shows well that he was a great emperor and successor.
Augustus was not originally born into a royal family. He was descendent from two branched Octavian family, Gnaeus and Gaius. “For Gnaeus, and his descendants in uninterrupted succession, held all the highest offices of the state; whilst Gaius and his posterity, whether from their circumstances or their choice, remained in the equestrian order until the father of Augustus.”(Suetonius 2) But from his father’s generation, the Gaius branch of two Octavian branches started gaining more political strength. His father becomes the first senate in his family, which gave Augustus more political choice. He gathered power from forming a 2nd triumvirate earning the title for consul and popularity from Roman citizens. His primary work as a selected consul was to get rid of all the opposing power against him for ruling Rome, and senates who was before Julius Caesar’s period. “He was engaged in five civil wars, namely, those of Modena, Philippi, Perugia, Sicily, and Actium; the first and last of which were against Antony, and the second against Brutus and Cassius; the third against Lucius Antonius, the triumvir's brother, and the fourth against Sextus Pompeius, the son of Gnaeus Pompeius.” (Suetonius 9) “I drove the men who slaughtered my father into exile with a legal order, punishing their crime, and afterwards, when they waged war on the state, I conquered them in two battles.”(Augustus 2) As it shows in this particular story of Suetonius he tried many civil war with his opposing powers such as his brothers and great generals. From these civil wars, he won all, so he could get rid of all rivalries, and as he won these wars, he was getting more dignities and popularities. Many people could expect the great authority over the empire that was enjoyed by Julius Caesar, which means he was depicted as the emperor. One thing I figured was he was not named as the emperor in the first years he was in the office as consul, but after many years serving in office for consul, he later named as the emperor, which made him greater that he was a fair in power. “I had been consul thirteen times, when I wrote this, and I was in the thirty-seventh year of tribunician power (14 A.C.E.).” (Augustus 4) “Twice I triumphed with an ovation, and three times I enjoyeda curule triumph and twenty one times I was named emperor.” (Augustus 4) Augustus, in his great experience, he was triumphed many times, and he was consul for total of thirteen times. In between those times in office, he also got offered for dictatorships, but he denied being one since he was a fair man. Furthermore, one of his great works was to build a republican society among the great Roman Empire, which he presented as increase in numbers of...

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