Augustan Imperial Rule

  1. Main themes
    war, loyalty, freedom, power, old traditions
  2. Triumph
    He “raised an army” and conquered the state that murdered his father in two battles, always mentions his victories in the battles, restored peace as he quoted, his expansion and domination of colonies
  3. Loyalty
    refused to have a triumph to mark his return, refused to built an altar in Senate chamber, to avoid accusations of over-reaching
  4. Power
    He denied the authority of dictatorship, always mentioning tribunician power (authority to propose legislation, no one could lay a hand on him), ruled in high authority without appearing to be a dictator or king, he could be governor of Provinces, unwilling to be high priest
  5. Old traditions
    rebuilt the Capitol and holy temples, the theater of Pompey, and the Flaminian road; he passed new laws and “restored many traditions of ancestors”
  6. Examples of monuments commissioned
    one of Augustan in military form, looking victorious from his battle, coinage, Augustus wearing Civic Crown (serious face), Augustus as God, Gemma Augustus in which Augustus is shown seated with Jupiter (chariots, in battle)
  7. Works he rebuilt
    the temples of Mars, of Jupiter Subduer and Thunderer, of Apollo, of divine Julius, of Minerva, of Queen Juno, the senate-house with the Chalcidicum, the forum of Augustus
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Augustan Imperial Rule
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