Julio-Juliusrdan Emperors : Civil Government And Military Challenges Of The Julio-Claudian Emperors

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1. The Julio-Claudian Emperors; civil government and military concerns

Each Emperor, was required to encompass in his rulings the dealings with the elite, that is senators, wealthy citizens and equites, and with the populace, inside the city of Rome and in the provinces.

Julius Caesar assassination was an example how dangerous is when the individual act in a manner of above all, as rex or dictator, he eventually turns the part of people against himself. On other side, Augustus, did the wise move to enclose all around himself and present his ruling over them not as kingship or autocratic ruling but instead as civil one and his role as the princeps of the civil government, primus inter pares, the first among equals, that gave the needed by him acceptance at large from the highest level of the social circles to the lowest one.

Equally important was the demeanor of dealing with the military, chosen by the Emperor, he was the commander and chief of all military forces, by the power of his maius imperium, restriction of Triumph, to him and members of his family after 19 BC, was the sign of his military preeminence. For Rome, the military was the corner stone around which flourish and expand from small hut type village to enormous empire.

Although, Augustus, in his will advises for his followers to restrain from large expansions and military campaigns, the borders of the Roman empire were never fixed nor strictly defined, they constantly changed and adjust, in result not only

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