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    Roman Coinage

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    Boldly breaking tradition, Julius Caesar became the first ruler to portray himself on coins, also utilizing inscriptions to proclaim his superiority as dictator. Establishing himself under a different title and a shift to idealized portraiture, Augustus later used coinage to maintain the guise of res restaurata while distancing himself from Caesar. Though an ancient Roman coin constitutes just a slice of life, it was emblematic as a valuable political tool for both rulers in controlling their desired

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    Adrian Goldsworthy has written a book titled Augustus First Emperor of Rome. Goldsworthy was a famous and well-respected historian. He was known for writing multiple biographies about the ancient history. His books stand out from among the other author. He makes multiple appearance on educational video. It all started when he attends Oxford and study both ancient and modern history. From this, Goldsworthy use his specialists as a historian to begin writing biographies. To begin with, Octavian was

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    Part One: Notes on “The Public Life of Monuments: The Summi Viri of the Forum of Augustus” Introduction: “Monuments and Memory” • Simple definition for monument: “a structure created to commemorate a person or event.” Monuments are used to recreate/reconstruct the past, providing a simplified meaning to complex events. “Highly selective” nature of society’s collective memory. Monuments preserve the past, making one particular historical interpretation or meaning of past events fixed or concrete

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    Reign of Tiberius

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    Octavian, the future emperor, Augustus. (BBC) His birth father despised Augustus, yet his mother divorced his father just to marry his worst enemy. It seems as if Livia had a slight hatred toward Augustus; it wasn’t just Nero. “Augustus wanted to marry Livia [and] Nero surrendered her to him, and died soon afterwards.” (Our Civilization) Nero was utterly against Augustus for Tiberius’ entire childhood, and then his psycho mom goes and marries Augustus. (Anceint) Augustus and Livia were married in 27

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    and their form of a kingdom? My goal is to find these connections between the United States’ current and former presidents, Barrack Obama and George W. Bush and two Roman emperors, Augustus and his great-grandson, Nero. After a 20-year period of transition from the republic and the assassination of Julius Caesar, Augustus returned to Rome forming an alliance with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus known as the Second Triumvirate which led to the establishment of the Roman Empire. The first 206 years of

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    Adopted by his great uncle Julius Caesar, Augustus became a ruler along with Mark Anthony and after death of Caesar, where together the two paved a way for a superior Roman empire. During his leadership Augustus accomplished many things; one such example is his rebuilding and vast construction throughout the Roman empire of both temples and public baths. Augustus also held the Roman people to the law very strictly. “This is shown through the banishment

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    The way Aeneas’ character is developed and the characteristics he possesses, or lack thereof, are anything but the result of bad writing. Virgil knew exactly what was needed and wrote his character remarkably well for the purpose he serves. The master poet created the entire piece around the concept of relating to and impressing the Roman populace. Having such a shallow personality and generalized traits allows for Romans, regardless of political or social mentality, to relate well with the character

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    Julius Caesar Dbq

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    Julius Caesar elected himself as the dictator of Rome. He became a favorite to many of the people of the lower classes. Unlike many leaders, Caesar valued the poor. Most people agreed with his decisions, but some of the higher classes’ did not. On March 15 44 BCE, now called the Ides of March, a few of Caesars’ closest peers decided to murder Caesar. Marcus Brutus killed Julius Caesar, on March 15. Many people were involved with the murder of Caesar however, Brutus had the biggest part in the assassination

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    Rome was founded in 756 BC. It’s geographic location was around hills and rivers on the Italian Peninsula. Many people chose this geographic location to settle down permanently because it was good for defense, trade, and travel. This area was good because it had a mild climate, good farmland, and a strategic location for wars. The people of Rome used the hills to build a farm at the bottom of the hill and used the top of the hill to live on. They built their city here. Their city was also near the

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    The Res Gestae Analysis

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    Classics 201: Dr. John Friend Rachel McFall Topic#6: Augustus, The Deeds of the Divine Augustus The Res Gestae was written by Augustus shortly before his death in 14 AD. It gives details about his life and many achievements as the first Roman emperor. The main purpose of the Res Gestae was for Augustus to preserve the memory of himself as a great emperor whose achievements transformed Rome into a great empire. The original was transcribed onto a pair of bronze pillars in Rome following his death

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