Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

<p>In a city (Rome) built on organised violence, how do you break a cycle of civil wars that have raged for over 80 years? If you are Octavian, great nephew of Julius Caesar you win, make yourself

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In a city (Rome) built on organised violence, how do you break a cycle of civil wars that have raged for over 80 years? If you are Octavian, great nephew of Julius Caesar you win, make yourself first citizen and call yourself ‘Augustus’. Originally named Gaius Octavious Thurinus, he was great nephew of Julius Caesar and his heir in much more than mere money. Octavian went on to defeat Mark Antony in the civil war that broke out on Caesar’s assassination. From his winning position, he manoeuvred himself into the role of princeps – ‘First citizen’ in Rome. He gave himself the name, Augustus. Through his diplomatic skills he was able to reconcile the old guard to his new role as First Person of the Roman State. He famously quoted that he found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the nd of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the setting for the story of Augustus.
  2. Become aware of the depth of Augustus' abilities.
  3. Know a timeline of Augustus' achievements.
  4. Be aware of his political accument.