Res Gestae Divi Augusti

  1. What strategies does Augustus adopt to promote a positive account of his power in the Res Gestae Divi Augusti (“Deeds of the Deified Augustus”)? What does he emphasize, and what does he downplay? And why? Use quotes.

Focus your attention on the Deeds of the Deified Augustus (Sources pp.  394-398). Be sure to consider the anticipated readership of this text and how that affected the content.

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