"From Octavius to Augustus - from Warlord to Emperor"

Past Live Lecture on November 1st 2021 with Richard Bowen

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the rise of Caesar Augustus from a callow youth to a determined warlord, and ultimately to becoming the undisputed ruler of the Roman world. It will chart his rise to power and his conflicts with the senate, Caesar's assassins, Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

Look at his establishment of the Pax Romana and his "refounding" of the Roman republic with the setting up of the imperial system that would see emperors come to dominate the Roman political scene for centuries.

Learn about his legislation, the arts, architecture and the legacy that he left, not just to Roman society, but to the Western world as a whole

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Richard Bowen

has lived in Rome for nearly 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Humanities degree from Middlesex University and a Master in Arts history degree specialising in mediaeval and 20th century history from University College London. Over the years, Richard has led tours to many different sites in Rome and its environs and is particularly fond of Ostia Antica, Tivoli and the ancient Roman sites including the Baths of Caracalla, Trajan's Market and the Ara Pacis. Additionally, Richard, who has also worked for Smart History, likes to get off the "beaten path" leading tours to the areas of Trastevere and the Park of the Aqueducts. Richard is more than happy to guide tours about the Unification of Italy and the defence of the Roman Republic of 1849, and the rise of Italian Fascism. Equally, our (sometimes) favourite Englishman has no objection to being banished to Cerveteri, Tarquinia or Castel Gandolfo for the day.