Augustus Caesar #46 – Milites

Augustus Caesar #46 – Milites

Augustus needed to decide on the size and shape of the army. How many soldiers would he need to maintain the borders and to expand them when desired? And now that the civil war is over, what kind of new discipline is needed? The Complete Premium Caesar:...
Augustus Caesar #45 – Augustus Goes To Spain

Augustus Caesar #45 – Augustus Goes To Spain

Before Augustus leaves Rome, the gates of the Temple of Janus were re-opened, which means the peace is officially over. He’s going to war, to restore Roman order to his regions. But these are good old fashioned wars against foreign tribes. They aren’t civil wars....
Augustus Caesar #44 – The Reluctant Dictator

Augustus Caesar #44 – The Reluctant Dictator

With great reluctance, Octavian allows the Senate to refuse his resignation. It’s a brilliant piece of political theatre. And to celebrate, he gets a new name.  The Complete Premium Caesar: (Protected Content) HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this...
Augustus Caesar #43 – I QUIT!

Augustus Caesar #43 – I QUIT!

On the 1 January 27 BCE, Octavian started his seventh consulship.  On the 13th Jan, the Senate convened with Octavian as presiding consul.  And it was that day, that Octavian quit his job. The Complete Premium Caesar: (Protected Content) HOW...
Augustus Caesar #42 – Making Rome Great Again

Augustus Caesar #42 – Making Rome Great Again

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Augustus Caesar #41 – Princeps

Augustus Caesar #41 – Princeps

Octavian gives a speech to the Senate, inviting each senator to look at his own reputation, wealth and ancestry and decide whether he was truly fit to belong to Rome’s most prestigious body. He reduces the number of senators and he is made ‘princeps...