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  • Picture Of A Roman Family
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    Kyle Black Picture Captions Project Page 1: This picture shows daily life inside the home of Cornelius Rufus in Pompeii. It has people performing various activities and the pillars are painted red to hide fingerprints. Page 3: All official business was conducted in the Roman Forum. After a roman patron us received his clients, he would go to the Forum for business. Page 5: This picture of the atrium at the House of the Faun at Pompeii had a funnel-shaped roof designed so that rainwater would dra...
  • Soldiers From The Roman Provinces
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    Two of the most destructive problems facing the late Roman Republic were the instability and disunity caused by incessant civil wars. Rome's rapid expansion, after the Punic Wars, resulted in socioeconomic changes that permanently divided the state. Both aristocratic and plebeian parties sought total control of Rome and tried to destroy each other. Civil war was the continuation of party politics by other means. Consequently, the power of the military became supreme. Control of Rome's armies ste...
  • Antony And Augustus
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    AUGUSTUS Augustus was born in Rome on September 23, 63 B.C. He was originally named Gaius Octavian us, but when his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, was murdered, he took his name. Augustus' real father died when his son was only four. Augustus was adopted in Julius Caesar's will and was left to be his heir at the age of eighteen. Caesar was very fond of his grand-nephew and he sent him to the College of Pontifices at the age of sixteen. When Caesar was assassinated, Augustus was in Illyria, where he...
  • Rome And Augustus
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    Julius Caesar was the dictator for life. 2 years later members of the senate assassinated him. A young boy named Octavian was 18 years old. Octavian was Caesar's grandnephew but Octavian had always hoped Caesar would take him as a son. Octavian knew of everything that Caesar had done. From conquering Gaul to when he crossed the Publicans with his army, and also when he defeated his enemies and became the most powerful man in Rome. At the age of 14 Octavian had finally met his great-uncle and her...
  • Ad 26 Tiberius Left Rome
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    Tiberius was born Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar in Rome on November 16, 42 BC. Four years later his mother divorced his father and married the triumvir Octavian, later Emperor Augustus, who had Tiberius carefully educated. In 20 BC Tiberius commanded an expedition to Armenia, and he subsequently helped subdue the Rhaetia ns and fought against the Pannonian's (12-9 BC). In 11 BC Tiberius, at his stepfather's command, dissolved his happy marriage to Vip sania Agrippina (died AD 20), daughter of th...
  • Ad 26 Tiberius Left Rome
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    Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar was born in Rome on November 16, 42 BC. Four years after his birth his mother divorced his father and married Octavian. Tiberius was a descendant of the C laudian family who moved to Rome shortly after the foundation of the city. The Claudia ns did not respect others who were not of noble ancestry. After Tiberius was four he was raised to be a loyal servant of Augustus. Tiberius is associated with Augustus for 22 years. Augustus had Tib...
  • Augustus's Tep Sons Tiberius And Drusus
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    After winning the post-Caesar civil war, Octavian wanted to assure the Roman aristocracy and masses of the return of normalcy, meaning peace and republican procedure in rule. He began with gestures in this direction. Octavian disbanded the majority of the mobilized war-era legions, annulled illegal orders, and declared an amnesty for most civil-war actors, with the exception of Mark Antony's chief lieutenants at Actium. Reversing a Caesarean measure, Octavian also reduced the Senate in two phase...
  • Title Imperator Caesar Augustus
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    Augustus Caesar is known as one of the most prominent and capable leaders in Roman history. Born as Gaius Octavius Thurnius, Augustus became a member of the Second Triumvirate. He eventually defeated the army of his fellow Triumvirate member, Marcus Antonius and became sole ruler of Rome. Octavius was renamed Augustus by the Roman Senate and the era of Pax Romana (Roman peace) was ushered in. Pax Romana lasted for two hundred years. This era, known as the Golden Age, is the longest period in tim...
  • Beowulf And Augustus
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    Heroic qualities have always been debatable but historians tend to agree that the qualities of a hero are a reflection of the values of the society. Augustus and Beowulf are two individuals revered as heroes during their own time. Both sustained their share of criticism but still managed to come out on top. Augustus was responsible for uniting Rome and creating a society that influenced every single society that followed. Beowulfs success was in keeping the peace for the Geats with the surroundi...
  • Story Of Aeneas In The Underworld
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    Epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses: A Comparison Both Vergil and Ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses. In this paper I will focus on the underlying meaning in the Underworld scene in Vergil's The Aeneid (lines 356 through 1199). I will also focus on three scenes in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Both epics contain a larger message about the importance of the Roman past for its present and future under Augustus. The story of Aeneas in the Underworld can be interpre...
  • Late Roman Empire
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    Augustus and How He Changed The Roman Empire Two problems facing the late Roman Empire was the instability and non unification caused by inner family civil wars. Rome's rapid expansion, after the Punic Wars, resulted in changes that permanently divided the state. Both Aristocrats and Plebeians wanted total control of Rome and tried to destroy each other. Civil war was the the only way to solve problems in politics. Consequently, the power of the military became strong. Control of Rome's armies c...
  • 14 B.C. Augustus
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    Augustus knew that poems like the Aeneid could help convince people that he was some kind of a demi-god (although he never would have wished to have become one when considering the fate of Caesar after he was pronounced a god in 44 B.C. ). Whether or not Augustus ever was a demi-god is unclear but what is clear is that he used the Roman morality system to his own end effectively. He used the writings he had seen to promote his rule in index. These values were all old traditional values that Augu...
  • History Of The Organized Police Force
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    Tarnished Badges The History of Corruption in the Police Department The skin of the man lying on the ground was dark by nature, his original pigmentation made darker still by the impact of repeated blows from four nightsticks. Four nightsticks held by four sets of hands with pigmentation of a lighter degree. A crowd of about a dozen or so stood by casually, their nightsticks idle as they watched the scene unfold, a scene that would end with a final score of nightsticks 56, victim 0 (Dempsey, 199...
  • Attitude Of Ovid's Time
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    Not exactly considered a "serious" poet or author, Publius O vidius Naso, or Ovid as he is more commonly called, captured the spirit of Greek and Roman mythology in his most noted work The Metamorphoses. The stories told in this work are commonly thought of as not serious enough for adults. Therefore, many of these stories have been "dumbed down" and transposed into child book form. Though most of these stories are very serious, many do not see them as sophisticated literature. True as this is, ...
  • Augustus The Augustan Principate
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    In 44 BC, a young boy named Gaius Octavian received two pieces of shocking news. Number one: His grandmother's brother, the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, had been murdered. Number two: In his will, Caesar had pronounced young Octavian as his heir. As it was dangerous for anyone, let alone an inexperienced, 18 year-old boy, to try to step into the dictator's shoes, he was advised not to take the risk by his family, however Octavian audaciously went to Rome to claim his inheritance. Here he met hi...
  • Just Augustus Caesar In Power
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    Born Gaius Octavius, Augustus was born in September of 63 B.C. Octavius' father, Gaius Octavius, was a praetor for two years until he died in 58 B.C. Therefore, Octavius grew up without a father for most of his life. Through Octavius' long life of seventy-seventy years, he accomplished a great deal. He reduced the size of the Senate, he was an integral part of the second triumvirate, and he was elected the Pontifex Maximus, just to name a few of these accomplishments. Octavius received the name ...
  • Traditional Roman Values Of Duty
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    Question: Analyze the prophecy from Hades of Roman virtues-to-be near the end of Aeneas' trip to the Underworld; relate these prophesied virtues both to Virgil's project in writing the Aeneid as a support to imperial government and also to what you may know about the values emphasized in traditional elite Roman culture, and why these were important to the Augustan empire. If you want, and have space, top it off with informed speculation about how important these virtues are to American governmen...
  • Octavian Augustus Caesar
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    In Augustus Caesar Augustus Caesar In ancient history there have been many great leaders who have come to the forefront to save 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 study and remember today. (Octavian) Augustus Caesar is without a doubt the greatest political leader in the history of the Roman Empi...
  • Augustus Caesar
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    Augustus Caesar, the Rome's first true Emperor was the historical figure who had the greatest impact upon the western world between the dawn of civilization and the end of the middle ages. Augustus Caesar (31 B.C. – 14 A.D.) was originally named Gaius Octavian, the name Augustus was granted by the Roman Senate, which means magnificent. The success of Augustus was he developed an honest government, and during his reign, he rebuilt many structures to improve the Roman Empire, which included ...
  • Augustus Military Success
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    Octavian Augustus (63 B. C 14 A. D) is known as the first, and one of the greatest Roman emperors of our time. Octavian enables the long, peaceful time of the Pax Romana by changing Rome from its fragile state, to one of the most powerful empires. At this time, Rome is using the method of a republican government, but Augustus comes up with an entirely new method of governing the empire. This relies on the traditional ways of politics, which his great-uncle Caesar ignored. Octavian's government i...

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