Essay One Emperors
a. While is right to say that each new emperor reformed and adapted the
empire to its changing needs, it would be inaccurate to clump all of
Romes emperors between Augustus and Justinian in the same catego
ROMAN HISTORY NOTES
Octavians (Augustus) Return and Reform
Augustus is significant because he is the one first, and it was him that set up the govern ment that would set up the government for the next three hundred years.
The Rise of Octavian
o Born Gai
Augustan Ideology and the Topography of Rome
This is, what the place looked like!
o Helpful maps on slideshow and in books.
o Forum of Augustus
Augustus vowed in 42 bce (Philippi) that he would avenge Julius and
build himself a Forum
The Memory of Augustus
o Inscription on two bronze pillars in the curia and forum and in front of the
mausoleum of Augustus
o Currently copy is on stone in a tribute to Deified Augustus in Anchora in Turkey.
This is how Augustus
Fasti calendar by religious authorities
o Lists magistrates and priests
o Eventually, a few main acts of the magistrates
o Eventually, these really become Allals
Q. Fabious Pictor
Q. Ennius writes the Allals (18 bookes)
o Like epic h
The Year of Four Emperors 69 CE
Judaea: 66 CE - Jews in Jerusalem
Frustrated with anti-Semitic vandalism by Greeks in Caesarea
They riot win some power in Jerusalem
New Phase of Roman History
T. Flavius Vespasianus (Vespasian)
o Born in 9 CE
In Sabine country, little hamlet town.
o Emperor from 69-79
o A new man of equestrian origin
Grandfather an auctioneer
Like actors, they had a bad reputation
The Adoptive Emperors
M. Cocceius Nerva
o Domitian stabbed 9/18/96
No successor named
No Civil war or mutinies
Domitian had kept the soldiers gratified, well-fed and paid.
Domitian had learned from 69 and had been crushing all strong
What we are skipping: (get from textbook)
o L. Septimius Severus reign
Greatest Reformer since Augustus
Senate, finance, law, provincial administration, army, imperial women in
Appointed new senators from
Format Its in Wilson 302!
o Cumulative, but focus on the second half
o Fill in blank
Dates and sentences
Dates: Any emperor that gets a slide or specific mention in lecture should
o Map section
Any time we talked about reorgani