Socially, Augustus attempted to revive the traditional religious and moral values of the Roman society. Augustus was known for being a self-proclaimed “Restorer of the Republic” and having been quoted as saying he “found Rome of brick and left it of marble” clearly shows his ultimate goal of reviving Roman traditions and cultural values destroyed by the civil riots. His large scale reconstruction of the buildings and monuments destroyed during the civil war encouraged the survival of Roman art and culture. As a result, he increased the patriotism of the citizens and in the process, he increased his own popularity among the nation; a vital aspect to his long lasting reign. In fact, this was the basis for his introduction of new moral reforms that would restore the citizen’s faith and pride in the Roman Empire. Due to his strong belief in discouraging adultery while increasing the amount of legitimate Roman citizens...
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