A Comparison Of Three Roman Emperors.

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"The achievements of the roman empire during Augustus's reign were equal to those of any other period" Introduction: During the last term we have been researching a certain section of historic ages. I have chosen to endeavour in a very important age which had a huge impact on the world at the time, I am talking about the roman empire. This was probably one of the most significant ages the world has ever seen. With amazing leaders and historic times in which still are spoken about today and remember this happened around Jesus times. I am not actually trying to tell you to much about the time but more on the leaders at the time. This assignment is based on three main leaders which were a major part in this amazing time of history.

Augustus (31 B.C. "“ 14 A.D.) Augustus is arguably the single most important figure in Roman history.

In the coarse of his long and spectacular reign, he put an end to the advancing decay of the republic and established a new basis for Roman government that was to stand for three centuries. This system was called the "Principate," was far from flawless, but it provided the Roman Empire with a run of rulers who controlled over the longest period of unity, peace, and affluence that Western Europe, the Middle East and the north African seaboard had ever known and seen in the history of the Empire. Aside from the imence importance of Augustus's reign from the broad historical perspective, he himself was an intriguing character: at once tolerant and implacable, ruthless and forgiving, brazen and tactful. Clearly a man of many qualities, he underwent three major political reinventions in his lifetime and negoatiated the major events that occurred in the last phase of the Roman Revolution...