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hist121lecture12 - Lecture#12 History 121 The Roman Empire...

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Lecture #12 10/8/08 History 121 The Roman Empire –The Roman Empire at its height: its strengths and failings; daily life and values -The Principate (Empire) 27 BCE - Augustus called it The Principate o His changes lasted until 476 CE in the West (500 years 27+476) o His changes lasted until 1453 CE in the East o The Pax Romana (The Peace of Rome) 27BCE- 180 CE The height of Rome Much peace, with some expansion - The Governmentel Compromise of Augustus (27 BCE- 14 CE) o “Constitutionally” a Republic o Really a monarchy o Title- Princeps (first Citizen) Not Rex (King), would have been political suicide o Powers “given” to him personally, not too position Full control over: Judiciary Treasury Chief Priest o power transferred from Princeps to Princeps until unquestioned about who controlled power o The Senate Augustus slowly move powers from Assembly to the Senate Senate in turn gives all powers to Augustus Assembly said nothing against removaAl of power
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