NEGATIVE VIEWS OF AUG.
"once he had seduced the soldiery with gifts and the people with corn he icnreased his own powers" - suggests that Aug gained power through bribery - people did not love aug, loved the gifts.
AUGUSTUS IMPACT ON OTHERS/FRIENDS
"he raised Marcellus to the pontificate and the curale aedileship" - looking for an heir - shows emporer ideas of needing an heir - shows how he impacts individuals
"promoted Agrippa to a double consulship and then made him his son-in-law" - impact on friends lives - extent of his power and…