Quiz 5 Review - Battle of Actium shared the rule of Rome as...

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Battle of Actium Augustus Forum of Augustus Temple of Mars Ultor •After Caesar was assassinated in 44 BCE, there was a long struggle for power. •Octavian and Mark Antony had previously shared the rule of Rome as "triumvir". •In 31 BCE, after a quarrel between the two, Mark Antony and Cleopatra sent out a naval fleet which was quickly destroyed by Octavian (the Battle of Actium), who emerged the ruler of the Roman world. •Augustus is the title given to Octavian in 27 BCE. •He connected himself as much as possible with Caesar and Apollo. •In 23 BCE he took over complete power (signaling the end of the Republic) and gained the right to veto legislation. •Reign: 27 BCE- 14 CE •During his reign, the quarries are Carrara (in northwest Italy) were developed. This meant that Romans could use marble from Italy instead of imports from Greece. •He supported building in and expansion of the Roman Empire. •Built during the reign of Augustus and is somewhat similar to the forum of Julius Caesar, which Augustus also completed. •Each side of the forum has a colonnade, and behind each is a semi-circular apse called an exedra. •The focus of the forum was the Temple of
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