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Signifying that he was more than human for all most precious and sacred object are termed augusta Dio Cassius he gained the name Augustus He was given this title because the Romans believed him to be superhuman for it took an abnormal leader to transform the Roman Republic As stated in Dio Cassius the power of the senate and the people were given exclusively to the hands of Augustus which technically created a monarchy Augustus was the leader who stepped in to politics at the right time exhibiting moral and ethical character stubbornness when necessary courage dedication strength and as Augustus says himself valor clemency justice and devotion pg 92 Augustus was ordained to have absolute power in all parts of Roman life simply because he controlled money matters and the army Dio Cassius In any government or state the two most important dynamics are money and security Without money and without some form of security or defense a state will not exist The popularity of Augustus was due to the fact that he was always victorious over enemies and savior of the citizens Dio Cassius They preferred the safety of the present Tacitus With Augustus having full power the citizens never had to worry about much because he had everything under control Odes documents that Augustus has brought back fertile crops to the fields and has restoredthe military standards stripped from the proud columns of the Parthiansfreed of warsswiped away our sins and revived the ancient virtues Horace Almost everyone senate and people believed that Augustus had fulfilled his duty Horace Annals documents discussed how the citizens began distrusting the senate and there were few people living who had seen the Republic Tacitus Since there was nothing left of the old way of life that people loved and citizens were stripped of their equality the people began to look for something better Augustus Tacitus With the citizens having no where else to turn Augustus
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