When Augustus finally returns to Rome late in 24, he travels along newly restored roads that he had mostly paid for himself. They were adorned with statues of him. But how much did those statues, and those that survive today, actually resemble his true likeness?
Also, Marcellus and Tiberius, the young guns, are being prepped to be the next generation. And Augustus’ consular colleague this year is, for the first time, someone who is *not* a close friend. He was, in fact, an implacable enemy of Julius Caesar.