rome essay 1 - 1/23/07 History 201 Augustus was a positive...

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1/23/07 History 201 Augustus was a positive figure because he always put Rome before himself. At a young age, Octavian sought revenge on Julius Caesar’s assassins. Although it was part revenge, he was just trying to bring Rome back to a stable empire. As Caesar’s assassins felt it necessary to murder Caesar to preserve the republic, Octavian felt the same way about them. He would never have been able to accomplish all the things he did if he did not stand alone. This is why it was necessary to defeat Marcus Antonius as well. If it were not for Octavian, Rome may have suffered civil wars for many more years than it did. Before he was emperor, there was still competition for dignitas and prestige. Octavian had no choice but to be a hard-nosed, ruthless military commander. After he became emperor, Octavian still could have been a ruthless ruler. Given a choice though, unlike before, he showed his true colors. During his rule as emperor, Octavian, who came to be known as Augustus, did more for Rome than anyone who preceded him. He
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