Augustus was the first Roman emperor who born on September 23, 63BC. He is considered to be the founder of Roman Principate. He was the emperor who rules over the Roman empire for a long time, from 27 BC to 14AD. Throughout his life, he was given with many honorifics and names. Since his birth, he was known as Octavius. Later he was named as Augustus by the Roman Senate. Octavius’s father was a Roman Republic’s Senator and Governor, and his mother was Caesar’s niece. Augustus was very brave and responsible that at the age of just 16, he took his responsibilities and in 47 B. C. When he was 17 years old, he defeated Antony’s Army in northern Italy which shows his power and bravery (Ashley, 2004).
Augustus, during his era, doubled the empire size with the addition of territories in Asia and Europe. This made him the strong emperor who ruled from Britain to India. During his ruling era, he followed the Julius assassination and impacted the western civilization. Augustus was the first Roman Emperor who did so many great things for his empire, and so he was the first citizen and the father of country who impacted the western civilization. His great action was the Pax Romania by which he implemented peace in Rome. For the accomplishment of peace, he expanded the Rome Empire by fighting with different territories and included them in the Roman Empire. He also enabled the security of the empire with client states.
Augustus not only focuses on the empire expansion but also focused on it visualization. He also created Praetorian Guards which are known as Army now. He developed the road systems of the Rome and also continued Julius’s system of reforms, such as tax system. In short, he left a great impact on the Western Civilization and helped the society to develop and progress (Radin, 2014).
Ashley. (2004). The imperial villa of the Roman Emperor Augustus has been located near Mount Vesuvius by archaeologists. History Today , 10.
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