Of Augustus’ rise to power and the means by which he achieved his ends of Empirical glory, different views have been taken. While some
Finally, Ovid suggests that Augustus is a better ruler than his father and predecessor, Julius Caesar. Ovid notably describes, “videns bene facta fatetur essa suis maiora et vinci gaudet ab illo” (seeing the good deeds of the son, [Caesar] admits that they are greater than his and rejoices to be conquered by that man). Despite the fact that Caesar was extremely loved by the people, conquered many lands, reformed the calendar, and gave charity to the poor, Ovid declares that Augustus is even more accomplished. This weighty opinion reveals Ovid’s intentions to flatter
Speeches are important to pay attention to, because you as a listener can grasp the concept that is being delivered. The use of rhetoric helps sway or convince an audience by using the three strategies of persuasion. The three strategies consist of rhetorical strategies, propaganda techniques, and logical fallacies. Rhetorical strategies are used to sway the audience by targeting their morals, emotions, or giving data. Propaganda techniques are known for the misuse of emotions to persuade the audience by using points that have nothing to do with the argument. On the other hand logical fallacies finds the faults in the opponent's argument. In William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, As well as in real life use persuasion. Speakers often use rhetorical strategies and propaganda techniques, such as Brutus and Cassius, to justify their actions.
In ancient history there have been many great leaders who had saved the Roman Empire from destruction and demise. The leaders and heroes of the Roman Empire are countless, but one leader stands out from all the rest. Augustus Caesar’s contributions to Roman history helped make Rome the dominant empire we know of today. Augustus Caesar was without a question the greatest political leader in the history of the Roman Empire.
The statue of Augustus portrayed as Pontifex Maximus or “chief priest” from 12 BCE is also a propaganda-driven portrait. August is displayed with his head covered and wearing a robe. He looks to be dressed for a sacrifice. The statue is still very idealized with Augustus looking strong and youthful but true features still present. The statue itself displays that Augustus is not only the ruler of Rome but also the religious leader as
In “The Deeds of the Divine Augustus” Augustus portrays Rome as a dignified cut above the rest. In this reading, we learn about the ruling of Augustus and how he feels entirely responsible for all the successes of Rome. I believe that this writing is not a display of the “real Rome” but rather a depiction of its author. Throughout “The Deeds of the Divine Augustus” Augustus repeatedly refers to himself in the text and how all these successes are a result of his leadership. An example of this is when Augustus states, “In my nineteenth year, on my own initiative and at my own expense, I raised an army with which I set free the state, which was oppressed by the domination of a faction.” There are
Augustus was one of the main leaders during Pax Romana. His Rule was from 27 BC to 28 AD. He was one of the most important rulers in history because he helped to expand border and make peace for Rome. The Roman Empire was described as an autocratic government.
He preserved all of the traditional offices while slowly taking many of the offices for him self. He was both consul and tribune. Commander and chief of the military and the senate also gave him direct control of many provinces, these provinces supplied men for his armies and food for them also, not to the senate. Augustus knew the importance of religion in roman society, he then named himself pontifex maximus which means supreme priest. He encourages the construction of temples dedicated to Rome and Augustus. None of these innovations in his ruling method altered the Roman constitution. The laws he did change however were the laws of the provinces of Rome which made them more romanized, so Augustus could be open about his actions so the senate would not bring him down and be with him. The Romans had a strong sense of there traditions and were fascinated by there history they loved when they could point out how the gods operated in there empire and allowed them much conquest of the western world. Before Augustus it looked for the romans as if the gods had left them, for they killed each other in revolutions and civil wars. Augustus’s many military victories and expansion of the empire through land and a political sense, show that the gods where on his side. He glorified Rome by hiring painters, sculptures, architects, and painters to design and build beautiful structures. He has paved the way for future Roman emperors to come.
During the reign of Augustus in 27 BC, progressive political ideologies were instituted that allowed the Roman Empire to last for centuries. Augustus’s period of power was known as the “Pax Romana” and it was a time of peace and expansion into Egypt, Dalmatia, Pannonia, Noricum, Raetia, Africa, Germania and Hispania. Augustus strengthened the political organization of Rome through law and tax reform, protected borders and initiated building projects such as the Colosseum (Emmons, “Roman Empire”). Additionally, Augustus created networks of roads, police, fire, and courier systems, and a standing army. The relative freedom from conflict for such a lengthy period of time allowed Rome to prosper culturally, economically, and architecturally.
Augustus first came to power after many years of bloodshed and civil war, and the Roman people longed for peace and the stabilization of society. It will be shown that Augustus achieved this goal through a series of religious, moral, and political reforms, and in doing so, legitimized and strengthened his own position in the transition from republic to empire.
Augustus came into sole power after defeating Marc Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium. He exclaims that he wants to “retain the form but change the substance,” of the republic government. Some historians debate whether he was a power-hungry dictator or if he in fact had plans to work towards empowering and expanding the Roman empire. During his reign, he makes it so that he is the sole leader of Rome, and essentially assuming the role of an emperor but not technically an “emperor.” He removes the law that places a ten year waiting period between running for consul again, which we then see this lead to the senate giving him judicial power. For this reason, some people feel as though he was working for his personal ambition to achieve complete control.
Along with Augustus’s military skills, he was politically and economically successful. Augustus is a better leader due to his great amount of political and economic success, like the civil service, the new currency and free trade, reorganization of the government, and he was a true statesman. First off, Augustus reorganized the government, and made it more honest. Augustus was able to maintain an honest government after the war. He was able to develop an efficient postal service, and established colonies. (6). This demonstrates that
Augustus ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD. He was the first emperor and the founder of the roman empire. He thought wisely and was able to keep the peace. He shared his power with the senate and created police force and fire brigade.
To what extent was Augustus ' achievement of power a continuation of the phenomenon we have been examining throughout this course? How was Augustus different? By the time of his death in AD 14, what had changed since the epoch of Scipio Aemilianus?
Augustus was the first emperor, and founder, of the Roman Empire. He was a generous leader, and had a sense of caution in mind with every decision. His document, Res Gestae Divi Augusti, notes all of his accomplishments during his reign. He established an especially impressive army during his time. In the first paragraph, he introduces the beginning of his kingship, “In my nineteenth year… I raised an army with which I set free the state, which was oppressed by the domination of a faction” (Res Gestae Divi Augusti, 1). In the second to fourteenth paragraphs he touches on the politics of his career and the events that transpired. In paragraphs fifteen through twenty-four, he notes his donations of money, land, public works, ect. Paragraphs twenty-five through thirty-three take his military and alliances into account. In the final two paragraphs, thirty-four and thirty-five, he discusses Roman people’s assessment of his reign. Augustus was a very powerful leader with his well planned strategies, and made the people of Rome very proud.