Augustus and the Roman State Essay by Master Researcher

Augustus and the Roman State
A review of the Roman state under Augustus and constitutional power at the time.
# 87173 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (Greek and Roman) , History (Leaders)

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This essay argues that the ancient Roman historian, Tacitus' critique of the Roman state under Augustus and his successors is essential to an understanding of how in Roman times constitutional power was subtly modified to create an imperium that was disguised under the "fictions" of republican or representative authority. The paper also discusses the views of Anthony Esler in his discussion of the history of Rome under the Empire.

From the Paper:

"The Masking of Imperial Power: Augustus and the Roman "Compromise" The ancient Roman historian Tacitus, in his critical review of the recent history of his state, cynically examined the "compromise" by which Augustus Caesar reconstructed the Roman state after decades of Civil War."

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