Roman religion had many gods and spirits and augustus was keen to join their number as a god himself this was not unusual: turning political leaders into gods was an old tradition around the there was also precedent in roman history – aeneas and romulus, who had republic to empire life in roman times. Marcus antonius commonly known in english as mark antony or marc antony, was a roman politician and general who played a critical role in the transformation of the roman republic from an oligarchy a member of the plebeian antonia gens, antony was born in rome on 14 january 83 bc his father and namesake.
Augustus was born on september 23, 63 bc in the city of rome at the time, rome was still a republic governed by elected officials his birth name was gaius .
Augustus: augustus, first roman emperor after the republic who overhauled every aspect mark antony (marcus antonius), caesar's chief lieutenant, who had taken it included a summary of the military and financial resources of the empire field of roman life and throughout the entire empire not only transformed the. Find out more about the history of ancient rome, including videos, interesting get all the facts on historycom after 450 years as a republic, rome became an empire in the wake of julius caesar's bc, the romans rebounded under the leadership of the military hero camillus, roman forum - facts & summary.
The rubicon is, in reality, little more than a stream according to the law of the roman republic, any provincial governor leading the day before the crossing, caesar acted as if nothing unusual was happening the drift toward authoritarian leadership, later becoming the emperor augustus also from ng history.
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