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03/12/2008 13:30:00 I.  Around the time of Augustus, idea going around that Romans had lost much of  their morality, and had abandoned religion Poem of Horace, tlking about moral, religious decline in Rome, places blame  on those that came before them, pompey, Caesar, antony, and says that we  can become better, we have a chance to be better Octavian in a position to reform the city of Rome after he took his super  province and armies,  II.  Augustan age witnessed a restoration of Rome Temples and city space repaired, made prettier He needed an ideology that would be plausible and trusted by the people to  push his ideas, and make sure they would last. Augustus both mobilized familiar discourses and created new ones Augustus used the ideas of family virtues and morals to supply some of his  power, erected statues to his sister, gave tribunician powers and protection to  his wife livia, and sister Octavia After actium, Augustus could now take the power of the victor, and reinterpret  the previous 100 years of history to his favor The revival of religion and the value system involved was instrumental in  Augustus’s fight for power Res gestae, a huge, long story of all of his heroic deeds, commissioned and  written well before his death, inscribed on temple and building walls all over  the Roman empire
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2009 for the course CLA 218 taught by Professor Edwardj.champlin during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.

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