CLST101 - 36 - ImperialDynasties GoodandBadEmperors...

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Imperial Dynasties 02/02/2010 15:35:00 Good and Bad Emperors to Augustus, Rome is a monarchy but since he manipulated the magistrates the  republic did not change  - Emperor Commadus - Dio Cassius according to him Rome what should be a republic was a monarchy or so he  writes the power of the senate and the people had passed entirely to Augustus Dynasty – Greek: dynamis ‘power’ Greek: Dynastes ‘one who hold the power’ Augustus gains control of the Plebs, republic, the people and the senate Political power is transmitted through dynastic power from father to son on  virtue of a religious principle Represent God on earth Stated in the book published King James ? from the medieval times Their power cannot in any way be restrained Anyone who opposed the monarch in anyway is guilty of treason and is liable  death as he is defying gods will Divine right of kings - Emperors tried to control Roman political life based on this 
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- the closer comparison between roman and English monarchy points at an  important difference between the two systems the fact that the power had to be  transferred in direct line to the closest relative(son).. this was never written in law but  was and unspoken rule of this patriarchal society in such a society the older son also  inherits all his other titles - Augustus ruled for 50 years, but very justly.. the Roman’s expected him to 
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