Summary : ' Mausoleum Of Augustus '

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Jackson Spirito
Professor Salzman
History 27
8 December 2014 Mausoleum of Augustus
There is an old saying, Rome was not built in a day. The early Roman Kingdom emerged with the aid of the Etruscans, the original Italians inhabiting Italy around 800 BCE. Their great influence came in the forms of: living arrangements, burial rituals, architecture, religion, monarchy, and culture. Rome’s early successes were attributed to the bond they had with the Etruscans. As many leaders arose throughout Rome’s history, the greats wanted a divine connection to Rome, to be like Romulus and his dear friends the Etruscans, the ancient ancestors of Rome. Julius Caesar perhaps had believed he was a god, deified just like Romulus. Like Julius, his adopted son Augustus (Octavian) wanted to emulate the same traits as his father and to be connected to the original Romans. Etruscan influence trickles down throughout Rome for centuries after, because they were viewed as a great people. Augustus was one of Rome’s greatest emperors, and also the person who established the Empirical system. It had been a Republic from 509 BCE to 31 BCE. Augustus’s greatest achievements were transformed into monuments, buildings, temples and arches, all of which inspired by Etruscan and other the other great Ancients before him. Out of all the great projects Augustus erected in Rome, the most important one to him was his own Mausoleum. Augustus was a world traveler and grew many fine tastes all across his Roman…

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