07-04-06 --- MMW 3 Lecture 3

07-04-06 --- MMW 3 Lecture 3 - 1. Augustus (bold terms are...

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1. Augustus (bold terms are the four terms used for Augustus) a. Problem arose what to call him: i. He was technically a governor of a province and had an army ii. Didn’t want to be consul, senator for life b. First title proposed calling him Romulus: i. Suggest he was second founder of Rome, he didn’t like it c. 2 nd title proposed calling him dominus i. Didn’t want to imply that all Rome was his possession d. He accepted the term augustus: “augmented, enlarged” i. Had no previous constitutional meaning, became his title e. He took two more titles: i. imperator 1. he included it in his legal name: 2. roughly means general: used after a general had a triumphant win ii. princes: (“prince” derives from this) 1. means “leading man,” specifically, in the senate, it was an appointed position by the consuls, who was called on first in debates iii. couldn’t call him King…. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course MMW 3 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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07-04-06 --- MMW 3 Lecture 3 - 1. Augustus (bold terms are...

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