The Deeds of the Divine Augustus (Res Gestae Divi Augusti)

The Deeds of the Divine Augustus (Res Gestae Divi Augusti)

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“Wars, both civil and foreign, I undertook throughout the world, on sea and land, and when victorious I spared all citizens who sued for pardon. The foreign nations which could with safety be pardoned I preferred to save rather than to destroy.”– Augustus

Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (or as he was known from birth, Gaius Octavius “Octavian” Thurinus) to the course of Western history is hard to overstate. His life, his rise to power, his political, social and military achievements, all laid the foundations for the creation of an Empire which would endure for almost five centuries, and whose traditions, laws, architecture and art continue to influence much of Europe and the world today. Octavian was the first true Roman Emperor, and the first man since the Etruscan Tarquins, five centuries earlier, to establish a successful hereditary ruling dynasty in what had been a proud Republic for over half a millennium.

The Deeds of the Divine Augustus (Res Gestae Divi Augusti) is a short autobiographical funerary inscription.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016128290
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 12/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 971,582
File size: 16 KB

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