Augustus' Building programme

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Temple
Temple of Avenging Mars - built to avenge Caesar after the victory over Brutus and Cassius, after the battle of philippi in 42BC
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Temple
Temple of Hercules and the Muses - response to Augustus asking the rich to "embellish the city" - Suetonius
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Temple
Temple of the Divine Julius - dedicated to Caesar - allows Augustus to show his heritage and link to the great emperor - propaganda
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Temple
Temple of Janus Quirinus - "the senate voted three times in my principate that it be closed"
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Public Work
Forum Augustum - started 28BC ,finished 2AD - Suentonius tells us it was built due to an increase in law suits, but it also served as a great piece of propanganda
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Public Work
Theatre of Marcellus 23BC - built after Marcellus' death - he was to be Augustus' successor - maybe a way of bringing the idea of succession to the fore gently
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Public Work
The Hall of Liberty - response to Augustus asking the rich to "embellish the city" - Asinius Pollis
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Public Work
Marcus Agrippa built a "variety of magnificent buildings" in response to Augustus as king the rich to "embellish the city"
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Public works
According to Suetnonius, Augustus restored entrances to the city nd many buildings
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Temple
Res Gestae - "restored 82 temples of the gods"
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Senate House
Augustus finished building the senate house, Curia Julia, in 28BC, that had been started by Caesar - RG "I built the senate house"
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Roads, bridges and aqueducts
Augustus expanded and repaired the via Flaminia, using soldiers who were now out of work - also allowed him to found the Cursus Publicas, the new postal service that increased efficiency of the empire - RG "I rebuilt the Flaminian road"
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Roads, bridges and aqueducts
Marcus Agrippa repaired all 4 existing aqueducts, including the Appia in 33BC - he also built the Aqua Augusta between 30BC and 20BC - "my son in law...has made adequate provision for thirsty citizens" Suetonius quoting Augustus
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Roads, bridges and aqueducts
Ponte d'Augusto - built to carry the Via Flaminia over the Nera - built in 27BC, using marble bricks "I found Rome built in bricks, I leave her clothed in marble" Suetonius
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Temple of Hercules and the Muses - response to Augustus asking the rich to "embellish the city" - Suetonius

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Temple

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Temple of the Divine Julius - dedicated to Caesar - allows Augustus to show his heritage and link to the great emperor - propaganda

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Temple of Janus Quirinus - "the senate voted three times in my principate that it be closed"

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Forum Augustum - started 28BC ,finished 2AD - Suentonius tells us it was built due to an increase in law suits, but it also served as a great piece of propanganda

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