What did Augustus think he was doing?

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The ambiguity in interpreting Augustus' efforts over the years to propose provisions for the identification of an heir not of his bloodline, after he himself became heir to Julius Caesar, is discussed. Details of the senate sessions conducted in this regard and the decisions taken therein are presented to highlight that the notion of 'empire' was of utmost importance when choosing an heir.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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