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Caesar Augustus ("Octavian")

63 BC - AD 14

Biography


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Barbara McManus and Vroma

Accomplishments

  1. reorganized fleet
  2. reduced # of legions from 60 to 28
  3. created Praetorian guard
  4. created police/fire force - urban cohorts
  5. established an advisory body
  6. revised membership of the senate
  7. gradually changed the entire structure of government
  8. expanded the borders of the empire
  9. lost 3 legions under Varus at Teutonburg Forest Pass, did not expand beyond the Rhine
  10. rebuilt Rome into a city of marble
  11. Ara Pacis
  12. Res Gestae records his achievements

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