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Mausoleum of Augustus [Rear View]
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Mausoleum of Augustus [Rear View]

The ruins of the Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome. Completed in 28 BCE, it was the largest tomb ever constructed in the Roman world.
Augustus, Bronze Equestrian Statue
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Augustus, Bronze Equestrian Statue

Bronze torso from an equestrian statue of Emperor Octavian Augsustus. (National Museum, Athens)
The Legend of Romulus
Articleby Marc Hyden

The Legend of Romulus

Despite allegedly founding Rome and being hailed a hero, Romulus’ legacy is complex and his biography is even disturbing at times. He was supposedly guilty of committing many terrible deeds that still make readers recoil, but according to...
Constantine I
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Constantine I

Constantine I, aka Constantine the Great, was Roman emperor from 306 to 337 CE. Realizing that the Roman Empire was too large for one man to adequately rule, Emperor Diocletian (284-305 CE) split the empire into two, creating a tetrachy or...
Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live
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Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live

Located in the Roman Forum, between the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of the Castores, this triple arch celebrated either Augustus' victory over Cleopatra and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 30 BCE (Actium Arch) or celebrated his...
Head of Augustus, c. 27-25 B.C.E.
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Head of Augustus, c. 27-25 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=bhE7cHE4wF0 Roman, Head of Augustus, c. 27-25 BCE, bronze and glass, 46.2 cm high x 26.5 cm wide x 29.4 cm deep, (British Museum, London) Speakers: Pippa Couch and Rachel Ropeik
Temple of Castor & Pollux
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Temple of Castor & Pollux

The Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum of Rome was erected in the final decade of the 1st century BCE, replacing the earlier temple to the twin sons of Jupiter which had stood on the site since 484 BCE. Today only the inner concrete...
The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Articleby Donald L. Wasson

The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Veni, vidi, vici! This was the simple message the Roman commander Julius Caesar sent to the Senate in Rome after a resounding victory in the east against King Pharnaces of Pontus - a message that demonstrated both arrogance as well as great...
Alexandria, Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria is a port city located on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt founded in 331 BCE by Alexander the Great. It was the site of the Pharos (lighthouse), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the legendary Library of...
History vs. Augustus
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History vs. Augustus

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/history-vs-augustus-alex-gendler-and-peta-greenfield His reign marked the beginning of one of history’s greatest empires … and the...