This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Ancient History Research Task – Augustan Reforms

1233 words - 5 pages

Ancient History Research Task – Augustan Reforms

From ages past, the actions of conquerors, kings and tyrants had brought the Roman Republic to a stance that opposed any idea of a singular leader, of a single man that held total power over the entirety of the state. Their rejection of the various ruthless Etruscan rulers that had previously dictated them brought the Republic to existence in 509 BC , and as a republic their prominence throughout the provinces of the world exponentially expanded. Throughout these years, the traditions of the Romans changed to varying degrees, most noticeably as a result of the cultural influence that its subject nations had upon the republic, as well as the ever-changing nature of Roman society in relation to then-current events. However, it was not until the rise of Augustus, the first of a long line of succeeding emperors, that many core aspects of the Republic were greatly changed. These were collectively known as the “Augustan Reforms”, and consisted of largely a variety of revisions to the social, religious, political, legal and administrative aspects of the republic’s infrastructure. Through Augustus, who revelled in the old traditional ways of the past, the immoral, unrestraint society that Rome was gradually falling to being was converted to a society where infidelities and corruption was harshly looked upon and judged. The Roman historian Suetonius states, “He corrected many ill practices, which, to the detriment of the public, had either survived the licentious habits of the late civil wars, or else originated in the long peace” . Through Augustus and his reforms, the Republic was transformed into an Empire, and through this transformation, Rome experienced one of its greatest and stable eras in history.

In 44 BC, 17 years before Augustus assumed reign, a band of senators, in a plot to restore Rome to its natural order, assassinated Julius Caesar who by then had attained the title of Dictator perpetuo; literally meaning “dictator in perpetuity” . They feared that Caesar was amassing far too much authority over the actions of the Republic, and in apprehension, sought to eliminate him in order to prevent the Roman people from being once again ruled by a tyrant. Ironically, the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s death led to a series of events which would subsequently bring the change which resulted in Rome’s conversion to an Empire. Amongst the following chaos and an assortment of treaties, rivalries and civil wars, Augustus, then known as Gaius Octavian and adopted son of Julius Caesar rose as the victor. His triumph over Antony and Cleopatra allowed him to claim Egypt as another province to add to the expanse of Rome, and in addition, Cleopatra’s personal wealth was conferred to Octavian as a result of his success . Using this obtained increase in riches, Octavian augmented the connection with his supporters, building upon a foundation to which he in the future would stand upon without any resistance...

Find Another Essay On Ancient History Research Task – Augustan Reforms

Mathematics in Ancient Greek Art - History - Research Paper

1487 words - 6 pages Mathematics in Ancient Greek Art E Block History Ancient Greek art is usually considered to be a great influence to many aspects of modern art today. Art historians generally classify ancient Greek art to be the art produced in the Greek-speaking world from about 900 BCE to 100 BCE. It is usually classified into four periods, the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and the Hellenistic, although there was really no sharp transition from one period

Profile study of Hatshepsut including her family, rise to power and success - Ancient History - Research paper

722 words - 3 pages (holy of holiest) is the name of the main building of the temple which marks the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. The ancient Egyptians considered this valley to be sacred for its connection to the funerary goddess, Hathor. This is why the temple was located in such place. The Temple of Hatshepsut included three levels. She also commissioned hundreds of statues of herself and left accounts in stone of her reign, her thoughts and even her hopes

Year 12 Ancient History Assessment Task. Pericles "How did the policies of Pericles contribute to the expanding power and influence of the Athenian Empire?

1076 words - 4 pages political influence of Athens within the borders of Greece." Bury.The sources used when discussing the Athenian Empire are primary, secondary and archaeological sources. The primary sources used are 'History of the Peloponnesian War' by Thucydides and 'Pericles' by Plutarch. These sources were written after the event occurred but still gives a clear account of what happened. The archaeological evidence used are things such as findings of the Athenian

The Age Of Reason

2437 words - 10 pages . Although human understanding is, by definition, limited and imperfect, for the Augustans, it could begin to understand the larger order of the universe by contemplating the smaller systems which could be found everywhere in “Nature.” The task of the Augustan poet, therefore, was to create poetry that reflected and meditated on this hierarchal order so that the reader would be able to contemplate and understand it. The heroic couplet (rhymed

Augustan Poetry

842 words - 3 pages people and respect from the rest of the ancient world. The great literary resurgence of the Augustan Age would not have been possible without the great writers of the time. Some of the most influential, persuasive, and powerful writing emerged out of Caesar’s murder, the civil wars, and the peace thereafter. Virgil was the first to begin the literary explosion as he claimed a classic Greek style of writing to be Roman. Virgil’s Bucolics

Augustus' Role In The Consolidation Of The Roman Rmpire And The Ending Of The Republic

2579 words - 11 pages Western Europe, the Middle East and the North African Seaboard has ever seen. (Fagen: All)BibliographyBooks:1. Greenblatt, 2000 Rulers and their times: Augustus and Imperial Rome,Benchmark Books, Tarrytown, New York.2. Koutsoukis, 1989, History of the ancient world - Ancient Rome, Longman Cheshire Pty Ltd, Melbourne.3. Suetonius, (Translated by Graves, R) 1979, The Twelve Caesars, Book Club associates, Great Britain.4. Scarre, 1995 Chronicle of

Ovid

1287 words - 5 pages Ovidian Poetry during the Moral Renaissance of Augustan Rome Many years of chaos, social strife, and war precluded Augustus? reign as emperor of Rome. The people felt that the Gods were punishing them because they had forsaken their traditions and ancestors. So, Augustus revived many rituals and games and he also built many temples to renew the magnificence of the Gods in the peoples eyes. He especially focused on the worship of Apollo.# Being a

EVOLUTION OF LITERATURE

2674 words - 11 pages , consistency, restraint, discipline, and logic. Augustan poets use traditional forms to explore clearly defined "general truths": their focuses were generally on form and the correct way to act. For example Pope's, Rape of the Lock, was done the classically tradition way and his poetry was a demonstration of the orderly and logical arrangement of the Augustans. The task of the Augustan poet, therefore, was to create poetry which had classical elegance

To what extent are Napoleon's reforms in France under the consulate (1799-1804) explained by his need to secure himself in power?

1199 words - 5 pages not all for the propaganda.Napoleon used reforms in finance and the economy to strengthen France and these reforms helped secure his own position. At the beginning of Napoleon's reign he had a huge task to accomplish: he had to balance the books from the previous regime's and the 'ancient regime's' mistakes. France was in debt and he had to get them out of it. First he created a proper Tax register, whereby no corruption would occur like had gone

The Aeneid Virgil DBQ - Lemont / AP World History - Assignment

696 words - 3 pages AP World History- Period 3 DBQ: The Aeneid - Virgil 1. Virgil’s view of the underworld is simply a happy, joyful, and elegant place where they have their own “sun and starlight” and just overall a “land of joy.” Some people spend their time exercising their limbs in grassy fields, contend in sports, wrestle in the sand, dance, and sing songs. In Virgil’s underworld, ethical scores are settled. Those who have done well and great things in life

Historia Augusta

901 words - 4 pages The chosen gobbet is an extract from Historia Augusta or 'The Augustan history' and is a collection of the biographies of the roman Emperors during the period from 117 to 284. It was originally thought that the collection was written by a collection of several different writers which were known as the Scriptores Historia Augustae consisting of "Aelius Spartianus", "Iulius Capitolinus", "Vulcacius Gallicanus", "Aelius Lampridius", "Trebellius

Similar Essays

Egyptian And Mesopotamian Architecture Ancient World History Research Paper

3538 words - 15 pages point font Double Space 1 inch margins Bibliography Printed drafts (rough and final on class period of due date) Sources: Tschen-Emmons, James B. "Hanging Gardens of Babylon." ​World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras​, ABC-CLIO, 2017, ancienthistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1039146. Accessed 17 Nov. 2017. ● both provide dimensions for the extent of the gardens, details about the fired mud-brick used to construct the supporting archways and

Buddhist Monuments In The Horyu Ji Area Year 11 Ancient History Assessment Task Iii World Heritage Site Study

1459 words - 6 pages Buddhist Monuments In The Horyu-Ji AreaYear 11 Ancient History Assessment Task IIIWorld Heritage Site StudyThe Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-Ji area in the country of Japan, have their claim on the oldest surviving wooden monuments in the world. These buildings , totaling some forty-eight structures were built by Emperor Suiko and Prince Shotoku in AD 607 in the old village of Ikaruga. From its position , Horyu-Ji at the time of the early 7th

History Of Uk From Glorious Revolution To Modern Times English Language Research Task

3492 words - 14 pages . The kings were all named George: George I, George II, George III and George IV. The sub-period is defined by the Regency of George IV as Prince of Wales during the illness of his father George III. The definition of the Georgian era is often extended to include the short reign of William IV, which ended with his death in 1837. The term Georgian is typically used in the contexts of social and political history and architecture. The term "Augustan

Hsc Ancient History Assessment Task 1 Greek World 500 400 Bc

1044 words - 4 pages Evaluate how historians have presented the role, influence, and significance of the individual selected.Mardonius was the respected son - in - law and representative of King Darius the Great. He was the commander of the Persian troops during twp expeditions to Greece in 492 and 480/479 BCE. Modern and Ancient Historians portray Mardonius' role as following the instructions set out to him by Darius, as his successor, and contributing as a