Augustus's Reforms: Roman Government

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Augustus's reforms sought to re-establish Roman government as a monarchy in all but name. How successful were his reforms in stabilizing Roman government? Was Augustus an ideal political leader or a tyrant? After defeating Mark Anthony and Cleopatra in 31 B.C., Octavian was the only individual capable of stabilizing the Roman Republic back to how it had been prior to Caesars death. Although to the public it appeared that he had given back power to the senators, he was still in control how the Republic operated. This was due to the fact that the senate “granted him special civil and military powers”. Through this he was able to stay in power and allow the Senate to continue with its traditions. He furthered this by looking and acting

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