Praetorian Guard

Praetorian Guard

After the Battle of Cape Shares history of Rome has entered a new phase. The first task was to restore order in August in a city riven by internecine strife and the country. August has achieved this with great political skill, completely redrew the management system, making revolution in the manners of the Romans and in the process life legitimize his power and personal control over the situation. Theoretically, more power in Rome was divided between the emperor and the Senate, but in practice the emperor was much stronger. The Senate held some of the powers to control the provinces, had limited legal rights and partial control over taxation and expenditure. Actress will undoubtedly add to your understanding. But more importantly, that the emperor exercised complete control over the army, which he financed and used at their discretion. A 27 year, when Octavian received the title of Augustus, was organized and personal detachment of the emperor, who was always in Rome – the Praetorian Guard.

August also brought another authority – the civil service. Its members were nobles of the class of riders, whose duties have moved some of the powers of the Senate. The most important members of the new civil service treasury were rulers, who served the emperor's personal fortune. The emperor took over for a coinage of gold and silver coins in Rome, the senate was allowed to mint a copper coins. August has also created a so-called corps of senior senators, who acted as the cabinet under the emperor and acted as an intermediary between the emperor and the Senate.

Public meetings, so famous in the era of Republic had been disbanded, although some officials still chose people. August has significantly strengthened its position by creating a personality cult like Julius Caesar before him. Management system, established by Augustus, restored order and provided a powerful means to control a vast empire. It allowed the Roman Empire lasted another 400 years, in spite of constant wars and turmoil.

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