Presentation on theme: " He was born on the 23 rd of September 63 B.C. and died on the 19 th of August A.D. 14. He lived for 75 years. He was born into a wealthy equestrian."— Presentation transcript:
He was born on the 23 rd of September 63 B.C. and died on the 19 th of August A.D. 14. He lived for 75 years. He was born into a wealthy equestrian family that was highly respected and was undistinguished. Adopted post-humously by Julius Caesar as his heir. Was soldiering in Spain by Julius Caesar. When Julius Caesar was assassinated, Augustus took on the role of emperor merely at the age of 19.
He was born and lived in Rome, Italy. (There is not much information pertaining Augustus’s birthplace & home, I’m sorry.)
Augustus Caesar was the first Roman Emperor who ruled for over 40 years. He accomplished peace in Rome during his ruling and created the first permanent Roman army. He was revered greatly among the citizens of Rome for his law-enforcement and kindness. He basically rebuilt the Roman empire after the Battle of Actium, which Rome was in a crumbling state, and made it better. He waged no major wars, therefore not taking a toll on Rome’s economy. He simply expanded Rome’s northern borders and further west.
Augustus Caesar’s blood-related mother. Born on 85 B.C. and died on 45 B.C. A Roman noblewoman. She bore two children, Octavia Minor and Gauis Octavius Thurinus. When Gaius died, she remarried Lucius Marcius Philippus, who was a consul of 56 BC, and a friend and supporter of Julius Caesar. They bore two more children, Phillipus and Marcia.
Augustus Caesar’s blood-related father. Born in 100 B.C., and died on 59 B.C. (Age 41) Governor of Macedonia. Ancestor of the line of emperors in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Considered as the primogenitor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Having a successful job as a governor, he was nominated for election in Rome’s Consul. Unfortunately, he died after he arrived at Rome.
Formed with Marcus Lepidus, Marcus Antonius, and Augustus Caesar. Formed with the purpose to rid Rome of any rebels, enemies, and potential threats such as Marcus Junius Brutus and Caius Cassius Longinus. Killed many nobles and powerful people that would dare to talk about over-taking the throne. The Second Triumvirate didn’t last very long, Lepidus got his power taken away from Augustus’s assumption of keeping Sicily for himself and Marcus planned a attack on Rome to over-take the throne that got crushed by Augustus. Since two of his associates in the Second Triumvirate were gone, it was disbanded as quickly as it was found.
While still a part in the Second Triumvirate, Marcus Antonius fell under the manipulation and seductive spells of Cleopatra, the pharaoh of Egypt. While Romans started to dislike Marcus for his time spent in Egypt, rumors went about that Cleopatra was using Marcus for the means of the Roman throne, which they were planning. Augustus saw to that they weren’t going to. Before Cleopatra and Marcus could attack Rome, Augustus attacked first, starting the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. With Augustus’s amazing military tactics, he destroyed three-quarters of the Egyptian warriors. With that, Cleopatra and Marcus took their own life. With Marcus and Cleopatra out of the way, and Egypt in a weak state, Rome claimed Egypt.
He reformed and rebuilt the crumbling empire Julius had left behind, and made it better than what was before. Founder of an efficient bureaucracy and also provided a form of permanent governmental supervision. He also worked on the judicial system, which added new criminal courts and trials. He also added an extention of appeal. He made sure that most houses in Rome had a water supply, which was very important. He enforced the law with a police force and fire brigades for dangers. He continued to conquer land and crave a mighty empire.
Pictures of Augustus: Title Slide (Left): (Augustus. N.d. Oracle ThinkQuestWeb. 3 Jan ) Title Slide (Right): (Stuart, Paterson. Berlin: Altes Museum Augustus The Shadows of Power Flickr, Berlin, Germany. Web. 4 Jan ) “His Life” Slide: (Niermann, Till. File:Statue-Augustus.jpg Wikipedia, Vatican City. Web. 7 Jan ) Other Pictures: Atia Balba Caesonia: (Washington, Ellis. Atia Balba Caesonia. N.d. World Net DailyWeb. 7 Jan ) Gaius Octavius: (Gaius Octavius (?) Flickr, Rome. Web. 8 Jan ) “His Birthplace & Home” Roman Republic, Rome: (File:Republica Romana.svg WikipediaWeb. 8 Jan ) “His Fame” Roman Expansion (Top): (Roman expansion: What it’s done for me and can do for you!!! Edu BlogsWeb. 9 Jan ) “His Fame” Roman Expansion (Bottom): (Tomczak, Matthias. Lecture 11: Science, technology and medicine in the Roman Empire Science, Civilization and SocietyWeb. 9 Jan ) “Conflict With Marcus Antonius” Marcus Antonius Bust: (Mark Antony. N.d. k12.wi.usWeb. 9 Jan ) “Conflict With Marcus Antonius” Battle of Actium Painting: (Castro, Lorenzo A. File:Castro Battle of Actium.jpg WikipediaWeb. 9 Jan ) Gaius Octavius (?) Flickr, Rome. Web. 8 Jan
Other Pictures (Continued) “Second Triumvirate” Marcus Aemilius Lepidus: (Found a bust of triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus Ageod-ForumWeb. 9 Jan ) “Second Triumvirate” Augustus Caesar: (Bust of Augustus Caesar with Bronze Breastplate. N.d. KaccentsWeb. 9 Jan ) “His Legacy” Augustus Caesar Bust: (A bust of a young Augustus Caesar wearing an olive wreath, sculpted during the Julio Claudian Dynasty. [The Louvre Museum] Tumblr, Paris. Web. 9 Jan ) Information “His Legacy” Information: (. "The Achievements of Augustus Caesar." Janusquirinus. N.p.. Web. 11 Jan ) “Conflict With Marcus Antonius” Information: (. "The Riman Empire: in the First Century. The Roman Empire. Emperors. Augustus." PBS. N.p.. Web. 11 Jan ) “The Second Triumvirate” Information: (. "Augustus: The Second Triumvirate." Info Please. Columbia University, n.d. Web. 11 Jan ) “Gaius Octavius” Information: (Collins, Steven Wood. "The Patricians: Gaius Octavius (100 BC - 59 BC), Praetor of Rome, Governor of Macedonia, Father of Augustus - Author's 64th Great Grandfather." Good Reads. N.p., Web. 11 Jan ) “Atia Balba Caesonia” Information: (, ed. "Atia - Rome Wiki." Wet Paint. N.p., Web. 11 Jan ) “His Fame”, “His Birthplace”, & “His Life” Information: (. "Augustus Caesar Biography." Biography Base. N.p.. Web. 11 Jan )