MAINTAINING NEW ORDER

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • SENATE AND MAGISTRATES UNDER AUGUSTUS
    • THREE FACTORS INFLUENCED HIM: the experiences of Julius Caesar, his own conservative inclinations and his need for cooperation.
    • INFLUENCE OF JULIUS CAESAR
      • He had learnt from Casear's mistakes: Casear had shown disrespect towards the senate. augustus wanted to reconcile the senate by:
        • restoring its dignity, making it a more worthy body than it had been in the republic.
        • realised that the traditional desire of the senatorial order to compete for highest positions in the state could not be frustrated.
    • ATTEMPTS TO RETAIN REPUBLICAN FORMS:
      • Augustus was a conservative but he preferred to retain republican forms as long as they were efficient. when he felt that change was necessary he went about it with political tact- he did not want to offend members of the senate.
      • Its members still held annual magistracies and chief military positions- retained control of treasury, administered peaceful provinces, voted honours to Augustus and had right to choose new princeps and either honour/ condemn him after death.
    • ENORMOUS ADMINISTRATIVE TASK
      • this was ahuge task that was almost impossible to do alone: Maecenus commented: 'the cause of our troubles is in the multitude of our population'
    • WORK NOT POWER SHARED WITH SENATE
      • Augustus needed to share the workload with the senate. they cooperated- dividing legislative, executive and judicial functions between them.
        • Untitled

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Classical Civilization resources:

See all Classical Civilization resources »See all augustus- maintaining of new order resources »