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    far are Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Augustus. These three are the most important people that have been covered in the class so far, as they are some of history’s best examples of their respective professions. Aristotle was arguably history’s greatest mind, and had ideas that were far ahead of his time. Alexander the Great was one of the best military commanders in history, as he spread his empire until his own troops tired of fighting. Augustus is the measuring stick for modern rulers, as

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    Sickly and relatively trifling in childhood, Caius Octavius, rose to be one of the limited gravitationally overwhelming giants of history. The first Emperor of Rome, more commonly known as Augustus (after his name change in 28 B.C.), has survived the trials of time for a surfeit of reasons. Augustus’s dominant charisma along with his natural inclination for the assembling of the masses in both ideology and monumental architecture, which then fueled the inclusion of the common man made a lasting impact

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    Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

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    Augustus: First Emperor of Rome “I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” - Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (cliojournal.wikispaces.com) Augustus, born Gaius Octavius, also known Augustus Caesar or Octavian, or by his adopted name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, is one the Rome’s most iconic emperors. Born on September 23 in the year 63 B.C., and the great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus ascended to the throne after Caesar’s assassination, he was only nineteen years old. To secure

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    leader out of these three leaders: Augustus, Alexander the Great, and Emperor Qin. I think that Augustus was the most effective ruler. I don’t think that Emperor Qin and Alexander the Great were effective for many reasons, and I also have some reasons why Augustus was effective. First, I will talk about why Augustus was effective. Then, I will talk about why Alexander was not effective. After that, I will talk about why Emperor Qin was not effective. Augustus was effective because he was smart with

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    Julius Caesar and Augustus. Rome was a fierce and intimidating empire for many, and it ironically has similar attributes to the powerful figures who shaped it. Caesar and Augustus both single handedly changed the empire in the ways they knew best, the empire was not always known as an empire though. Throughout the era of Julius Caesar and the 500 years before him, it was known as the Roman republic. Caesar achieved a lot during his time, but he could not achieve what his son Augustus did. If Caesar

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    are Augustus, John the Baptist, and Jesus. The first person is Augustus. On September 23, 63 BC, August was born as Gaius Octavius, also known as Octavian. Julius Caesar, Octavius great-uncle, was assassinated in 43 BC leaving Octavius as his heir. Instead of following Caesar’s example and making himself dictator, Octavian in 27 BC founded the principate, a system of monarchy headed by an emperor holding power for life( bbc history/historic_figures/augustus.shtml). He took the name Augustus because

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    The Rise and Reign of Emperor Augustus

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    stretched from Spain to Judea. Turn the Mediterranean Sea into a peaceful Roman Lake and was eventually to be worshipped as a god. The future Emperor of Rome was called Gaius Julius Octavious, whom we all know now as Augustus. In this section I will be analysing how Octavian/Augustus rose to become the first Emperor of Rome and his reign thereafter. I will also be looking at how he gained his position and what being and what being an Emperor meant back then politically and it’s relation to war.

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    Alexander the Great and Augustus, two names that countless people have spoken. Many people have no doubt heard these names; others perhaps have not. Alexander the Great and Augustus were two men who were famous for their accomplishments in ancient times. So, they are similar right? Wrong. The earlier of these two men was Alexander the Great, records indicate that he was born in the summer of 356 B.C. Alexander was the son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, and Olympias. Stories say that on the same

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    Augustus and Cyrus overlap in positively promoting their efforts to reform and restore the cultural institutions of their Kingdoms and Empires, to improve the livelihoods of their peoples. Both Cyrus in Babylon and Augustus in Rome, ascend to power following upon times of destruction and deterioration. In both first person accounts, the men employ the positive strategy of restoring the culture and in turn the faith of their societies in order to reestablish support for their kingships. Cyrus is poignant

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    Octavian was born in Rome on September 23, 63 BC. He was given the name Gaius Octavius, however, he would not keep this name for long. His father, who shared his name, came from a respectable although undistinguished family and was governor of Macedonia. In terms of his rise to power, Octavian’s most important immediate family member was his mother, Atia, who was the niece of Julius Caesar, who would soon be Rome’s greatest and most successful general and Dictator. When Octavian was four years old

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