1. Spike117

    Ave Augustus

    It is 14 AD. Emperor Augustus rules over the newly formed Roman Empire. His time for death is soon... except he doesn't die. In this alternate timeline, by unexplained macguffin power, Augustus cannot die of natural cause. He can still be killed, mind you, but disease nor age can claim him...
  2. Tammuz

    The Cult of Emperor Augustus

    The following deals with (1) the emperor cult in the province of Asia and (2) the emergence of the emperor cult in Rome. (1) The earliest evidence of a cult around ´eternal Rome´ in Asia Minor is a temple dedicated to the goddess Roma in Smyrna, dated 195 BCE, long before the Pergamese Empire...
  3. caldrail

    Errata - The Inviolable Augustus

    On this forum and others I have often stated that under the award of Tribunicia Potestas, Augustus did not receive the right of inviolability. Technically that is correct, he didn’t receive that privilege when the title and status of a faux-tribune was given to him in 23BC following his...
  4. Y

    HELLO EVERYONE! augustus

    If anyone has any info on Augustus Caeser than plz reply! ANSWER THIS : How great Was Augustus,
  5. notgivenaway

    Caesar or Augustus, which was the greatest (or greater) Roman?

    I tend to think Caesar was. Augustus founded the Empire, or at least formalise the new constitution. But without Caesar, who was obviously his great-uncle and inheritor, there would have been no legacy to build on to create the Principate.
  6. DeadCorn

    What did Augustus write with?

    What implement did Augustus write with? Was it a quill? What was it made of? If quill, what animal? What ink?
  7. JeanDukeofAlecon

    Did the byzantine emperor ever formally give up the title of "Augustus"?

    I know that Heraclius gave himself the title of "basileus", mostly for propaganda reasons, but did he also give up the title of "augustus"? If not, do we have any sources that call the byzantine emperor "augustus" after Heraclius? The empress was still commonly referred to as "augusta"...
  8. Valens

    Augustus - an autocrat or not

    Some claim that Augustus was an autocrat, or a benevolent autocrat who transformed the Roman Republic into a form of monarchy (the Principate), and while the latter is partially true, in my opinion, the former is still a subject of debates. We can safely say that Augustus was indeed, in many...
  9. Jubelu

    Articles and books on war between Richard Lionheart and Philippe Augustus?

    I have read quite many books on the Third Crusade and Richard the Lionheart. But I am looking for materials about this late war. The only length source I found is this article: King Richard I of England Versus King Philip II Augustus | HistoryNet Could anyone introduces to me some good...
  10. C

    Augustus' right arm in the shade

    Hi, I am looking for a new book... about a guy whose name I can't remember. One man was from roman nobility and was taking care of Augustus' business, first emperor. Known to be epicurean - with good food and everything (and that didn't help his popularity ratings). I think that I read (not...
  11. L

    Augustus and his multiple changing of names

    why did Octavian call himself Augustus, why was his name changed so many times, and what did these names mean?
  12. L


    Hi, I'm doing a project on why it was important for Augustus/Octavian not to think of himself as a 'prince' but as a First Citizen. I've done some research and found that a First Citizen is essentially an emperor, but I'm not sure how reliable my sources are and finding any relevant...
  13. Valens

    Who is more important for Roman history, Julius Caesar or Augustus?

    Both men had left a big legacy and had a significant impact upon the Roman world. While I believe Caesar is extremely important, my personal position is that Augustus is much more important for Roman history since he was the man who forged a new political system which proved very successful in...
  14. heirtothewind

    Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus

    The question I pose for discussion is whether the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire under Augustus in 27 BCE represented a transformation of Roman society from a highly stratified caste system to essentially one class with varying degrees of wealth in a fascist...
  15. M

    Rule of Augustus

    Hi Historum first time using this so hope you can help me out, # In relation to Augustus Was it true that the army and the people were the true pillars of Augustus' rule? What would have been the main pillaras of his power along with the army and the people? Cheers
  16. J

    Caesar and Augustus

    Hello, This is my first post at this forum. I have a school assignment to write two pages. I've decided to compare Cæsar and Augustus. I thought about taking a deeper look at their personalities, and what they managed to accomplish. It would be great if you could share some knowledge with me...
  17. Salah

    Agrippa and Maecenas - the inner circle of Augustus

    Few figures in political history had a more dramatic rise to power than Augustus, the first Roman emperor. His rise was aided by several close friends and advisers, however, and they have arguably not received the attention that is due to them. Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was the young Octavian's...
  18. Salah

    The relationship between Richard the Lionheart and Philip Augustus

    In recent years, its been a fad to reevaluate the sexuality of historical figures. Generally I don't approve of this trend, for two reasons. Firstly, in many cases, it is clearly just an attempt at winning artificial publicity, by using what's modernly a hot topic. Secondly, people in...
  19. M

    Augustus' legacy; measuring up the Republic against the Empire's strengths

    One thing I am wondering about is that the most impressive strengths of the Roman Republic seems to be the exact weakness that destroyed the Roman Empire. The Republic seems to me impressive for the internal stability it had. With a start in 509 and ending 27 bc it suffered 1. A series of...
  20. R

    Best Augustus Biography

    Can you guys please recommend me the best augustus biographies, except Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt