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Augustus - Politics and Political Life

Accomplishments of Augustus in office. The political views of Augustus and the politics of Rome at the time of the first Roman emperor.

Augustus and The Augustan Age
He may have been benevolent, but he was still a dictator.

Triumvirate
Triumvirate means three men and refers to a group of three men who hold political power, regardless of whether or not the trio has been elected.

Pax Romana
Chart of developments in government, law, engineering, language, literature, and religion during the Pax Romana from 27 B.C. to 180 A.D.

Octavian and Antony: The Rise of Augustus
University of Saskatchewan's John Porter's predictably excellent resource on the rise of Augustus, the aftermath of Caesar's death, the Second Triumvirate, Actium, and the Principate.

Rome in the Time of Augustus
John Paul Adams page provides a bibliography, list of his achievements from his Res Gestae, and a detailed timetable of events during the lifetime of Augustus.

Julian Marriage Laws
Mary Lefkowitz and Mureen Fant, in Legal Status in the Roman World explain that Augustus hoped to elevate both the morals and the numbers of the upper, enacted laws to encourage marriage and having children (lex Julia de maritandis ordinibus), which made adultery a crime.

Augustus and Tiberius
Historical background and photos by Barbara F. McManus. Accompanying chart explains the succession problem.

Res Gestae Divi Augustus
In Latin, the accomplishments of the divine Augustus.

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