EUH 2000 - EUH 2000 19/02/2008 16:29:00 Octavian Augustus...

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EUH 2000 19/02/2008 16:29:00 Octavian Augustus “The Revered One” 13BCE-14CE age of Augustus Restoration of Republic Preferred the title Princeps “Chief Citizen” o First among citizens Principate o Chief citizen and the senate share power What really happens is Augustus is in command Assumes title of consul every year o Until 23bce when he becomes tribune Then he could create and throw out laws Went through legal channels to attain power On paper allows senate to govern Controlled army o Protected the frontiers of the empire Protected chief citizen 9000 men in praetorian guard proclaimed “imperator” by troops Emperor Christianity Christ born during Augustus and died under Tiberius thrived under conditions of the Hellenistic world "mystery cults" o secret ritual or teaching that gave followers access to divine power and promised salvation o resurrection and immortality
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fertility gods o prepared for the spread of Christianity
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course EUH 2000 taught by Professor Beats during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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EUH 2000 - EUH 2000 19/02/2008 16:29:00 Octavian Augustus...

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