What do you think Augustus saw as the purpose of the inscription? Do you think he achieved that purpose ?May the following does not possess full...
What do you think Augustus saw as the purpose of the inscription? Do you think he achieved that purpose ?
May the following does not possess full inforatin about question. You can answer by your own sources and knowledge too. following link is about Emperor Augustus report of his achievements in his lifetime. this link is given by teacher
Most likely you are referring to the RES GESTAE. In English, it means "Things having been done." Basically it is a record of his achievements, which he set up. We have a copy of it in Turkey - Ankyra.
Almost every scholar believes that this work is pure propaganda. Augustus knew how to market himself and get people to see him in a certain way. He was remarkable in this regard. Perhaps the best the world have ever seen.
The best explanation of this work that I have heard is the following: Augustus has mastered the art of lying without ever lying. In other words, what he says in the RES GESTAE is true, but the cumulative picture is not. For example, he completely changed the Roman Republic forever. He accumulated all power to himself and restored very little.