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Augustus 27BC – 14AD. By Carly Osherow and Tayla Slay. Beginning of Empire and Name. Battle of Actium (31 BC) marks the beginning of the empire, Augustus declared himself Supreme Power in 27 BC The title ‘king’ was hated by the Romans, but they could not form a government besides monarchy

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Augustus 27bc 14ad

Augustus 27BC – 14AD

By Carly Osherow and Tayla Slay


Beginning of empire and name

Beginning of Empire and Name

  • Battle of Actium (31 BC) marks the beginning of the empire, Augustus declared himself Supreme Power in 27 BC

  • The title ‘king’ was hated by the Romans, but they could not form a government besides monarchy

  • Policy of conciliation, wanted to wipe out the hatred of the Civil War

  • Octavius became Augustus Princeps (First Citizen)


Powers and titles

Powers and Titles

  • Proconsular Power over all the frontier provinces

  • Tribunician Power - protector of the people

  • Imperator - command of the army

  • Princeps Civitatis - the first citizen of the state


Government under augustus

Government Under Augustus

  • Restored the dignity of the Senate

  • Senate reduced from 900 to 600 members

  • The Senate was supposed to assist the Emperor, but instead was only there to approve proposals submitted to it

  • Powers of the popular assemblies were basically taken away

  • Insisted that Consuls be elected every year


Popular reforms

Popular Reforms

  • Lavish games

  • Gave out doles of grain

  • New public works

  • Repaired roads

  • Established a mail system


The army

The Army

  • Organized the Praetorian Guard

  • Reduced from 50 to 25 legions in his demilitarization effort


Expansion

Expansion

  • Founded 28 new Italian colonies with the disbanded soldiers


Administration of rome

Administration of Rome

  • Established city police

  • Created fire and detective department

  • Regulated grain supply and distribution from Egypt

  • Divided the city into 14 districts

  • Citizens were more orderly and law-abiding


New frontiers

New Frontiers

  • Through the wars under Augustus the empire’s boundaries were extended to:

    • Rhine and Danube on the north

    • Atlantic Ocean on the west

    • African desert on the south

    • Euphrates on the east


Finances

Finances

  • Restored financial confidence

  • Dropped interest to make the government seem less burdensome to the citizens


Succession

Succession

  • Became sick in 23 BC

  • Needed a Julio-Claudian heir, but only had daughters

  • Julia married Marcellus (died in 23 BC)

  • Julia then married Agrippa (died in 12 BC)

  • Augustus adopted Gaius and Lucius Caesar (died in 2 and 4 AD)

  • Julia then married Tiberius (her late husband’s daughter’s husband)


End of the reign of augustus

End of the Reign of Augustus

  • Succeeded by Tiberius when Augustus died in 14 AD


Augustus 27bc 14ad

End of the Reign of Augustus

Succeeded by Tiberius when Augustus died in 14 AD


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