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Augustus and Beowulf are two great champions idols gallant bold courageous creatures To sum it up in one word any historian would argue that these two are famed heroes The word hero means a figure in mythology and legend renowned for exceptional courage and fortitude Many aspects of each ones character makes the claim for them to be great leaders and rulers to be true Historians regarded Augustus as the creator of the Roman Empire whereas Beowulf is a type of ideal hero and ideal king Beowulf could claim that he had fulfilled his duties as a king and upheld the heroic codes Although the two arent perfect they do represent the ideal hero Many characteristics compare to the ideals in Rome in the first century and Britain in the eighth century In his nineteenth year on his own initiative and at his own expense Augustus raised an army with which he set free the state He drove the men who slaughtered his father into exile with a legal order punishing their crime and afterwards when they waged war on the state Augustus conquered them in two battles As a man who thought as himself as a courageous man Augustus was filled with pride while accomplishing all that he did He remained true to his units and they thought too thought of their leader as a great leader and hero Some might say he was the best they ever had All of these characteristics can be seen through the eyes of those who lived during his time An intelligent leader was what they saw Augustus too saw these qualities in himself as well He was not a boastful man however leadership qualities such as his were hard to ignore Emperor Augustus of Rome was born with the given name Octavian He took the name Gaius Caesar Octavianus after the murder of his great uncle Julius Caesar In 27 BC the Roman
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