Res_Gestae readong summary

Res_Gestae readong summary - Res Gestae (The Deeds of the...

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Res Gestae (The Deeds of the Devine Augustus) Week 2.1: online reading This passage is a list of the deeds that August claims to have accomplished during his reign. Background info: Augustus was the adopted son of Caesar, he ruled the empire of Rome from 27 BCE to 14CE. There are 35 deeds listed but they do not all concentrate on difference ideas so it’s not to hard to break down. For the most part the first few are focused on Augusta’s war methods. He talks about how he raised his own army, how he drove the people who killed his father to exile, and how he would continue to wage war against world wide threats. The next ten or so deeds have to do with the Roman senate, how it functions and most importantly how much Augusts respects the significance of the senate. He begins this section by making sure to mention how he will not try to become a dictator. A good quote is as follows: “When my dictatorship was offered to me, both in my presence and my absence…I did not accept it”
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course MMW 3 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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