"(King 141). Augustus had many productive ideas for Rome and many where successful under his rule. He had great visions for the empire and he delegated his powers fairly.
Although Augustus was a visionary and he had the best intentions his new governing tactics just simply gave the illusion of freedom. The Roman people where so mesmerized by the great works done by Augustus they did not see what was happening in their once free republic. Augustus preoccupied the citizens by contributing money and food as well as building the great temples and hosting public events in athletics and theater. "Augustus won over the soldiers with gifts, the populace with cheap grain, and all the men with sweets of repose, and so grew greater by degrees, while he concentrated in himself the functions of the senate, the magistrates, and the laws."(Rogers 203). Augustus used his gift to relate to the public to win over the people, but in doing so he blinded the people to the evaporation of the republic as it once was.
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