West Civ test 2 - Octavian A Restoring Order his task no intention if dictatorship realized previous republican government was impossible created new

West Civ test 2 - Octavian A Restoring Order his task no...

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Octavian A. Restoring Order - his task - no intention if dictatorship - realized previous republican government was impossible - created new political order - avoided king or emperor B. Octavian - Government and Titles C. Government and Titles - called himself "princeps" "first citizen" - government established was called Principate - claimed he had no greater power than magistrates: he worked for good of people - senate gave him title of Augustus meaning revered one showing how loved he was - religious honor still known for today and given right to wear laurel crow. And oak leaves Praetorian Guard P.G. was accumulating power and influence over imperial matters, very difficult to control If P.G. did not receive pay results they demanded, the emperor would not last very long Requirements: o Citizenship o Military experience o Roman or Italian by birth Octavian (Battle) Defeated the army of Antony at the battle of Actium Julia (Octavian daughter) she was caesars daughter with cornelia, she was engaged to sevilius caepio and then engaged to pompey by her father, died in childbirth while caesar was in brittania Octavian's Title Knows he needs a title, but can't be known as a king or a dictator. Instead, takes titles that each have separate meanings.
Pinceps - "first citizen" Augustus - "Very religious" or "God-like" Pater Patriae - "father of the country" Imperator - "good general" Becomes known in history from this point forward as Augustus. Nero Rome is burning Christian scapegoats for the fire in Rome Tacitus dscription Peter and Paul: martyrs o Peter was beheaded o Paul was crucified upside down (I don't want to be crucified like my lord) Pontifex Maximus Agustus Means ruler, first one was Octavian (Exalted One) Octavian Restoring Order A. Restoring Order - his task

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