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Cal State Fullerton - HIST 110 - Class Notes - Week 9

School: California State University - Fullerton
Department: History
Course: World Civilization to 16th Century
Professor: Stefan Chrissanthos
Term: Winter 2016
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Description: 8th week fnotes
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background image 1 st  century  AD Empire  A.  C. Octavius  Augustus  a.  Established  the Roman  Empire,  which  would  last  around  500 years 
b.  He was Rome’s  first  emperor. 
c.  There  will  be no going  back the  republic  is  dead 
d.  Battle  of  Actium  gave  him  control  of the  entire  Roman  world 
e.  Once he has acquired  absolute  power he has two main  goals  in  life 
i.  He does not want  to give  his  absolute  power up, he wants  to keep control.  ii.  He wants  to avoid  the  fate  of Julius  Caesar  f.  To accomplish  this  he does everything  he can to make it  appear as if  the republic  still  exists.  g.  Never wore a crown  or sat on a throne,  he never  lived  in  a big  palace,  instead  he  allowed  freedom  of speech.  h.  He claims  that  he  is just  a regular  Senator. 
i.  He wanted  to make  his  rule  as easy to accept as possible. 
j.  Commander  in  chief  of all  of Rome’s  armies 
k.  He is successful  in  hiding  the fact  that  he is  an emperor. 
l.  He creates a new  government  that  finally  restores  peace to the Roman  world. 
m.  His  reign  begins  the Pax  Romana 
n.  The  Romans  gave  him  a nickname,  Augustus,  which  was a sign  of respect 
o.  He needs to find  a successor  to take over when  he dies. 
p.  This  was a problem  for him  because  he no sons,  only  one daughter,  Julia 
B.  Pax Romana  a.  Means  the Roman  Peace 
b.  Lasts  just  over two hundred  years. 
c.  During  this  period  most  rulers  ruled  as Octavius  ruled 
d.  It was the Golden  Age  of Rome 
C.  Marcellus  a.  Octavius’  nephew  and his  first  choice  to take over 
b.  He suddenly  dropped dead in  his  early  twenties 
D.  Agrippa  a.  Second in  command  to Octavius  and married  his  daughter  Julia 
b.  He then  drops dead but he  was in  his  twenties 
E.  Caius  a.  Became  third  choice  as successor  and suddenly  drops dead in  his  twenties  F.  Lucius  a.  He is the  fourth  choice  as successor  and  heir,  unfortunately  he dies  in  a  mysterious  boating  accident.  G.  Postumus  a.  Fifth  choice  as heir 
b.  Is accused of  rape and vanished  to a tiny  island 
H.  Tiberius    a.  Step-son with  third  wife  Livia 

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School: California State University - Fullerton
Department: History
Course: World Civilization to 16th Century
Professor: Stefan Chrissanthos
Term: Winter 2016
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Description: 8th week fnotes
Uploaded: 04/03/2016
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