L8 Augustus - Constitutional Settlement 2Presentation Transcript
Augustus – Constitutional Settlements
1. To explain what happened during the Second Constitutional Settlements
2. To explain the consequences of the settlement.
Recap on previous lesson
Constitutional Settlement 23 BC
Conspiracy – Caepio and Murena
- Augustus dates the years of his reign from this point.
The significance of this role was that it could be used in its different aspects to manipulate political outcomes.
Whoever held the Tribunician power plus the greater imperium must be Augustus’ successor, because no-one else was as powerful. Augustus, however, could not give these powers to anyone – he had to persuade the senate to vote them to a person. If this had been done and Augustus had adopted such as person, he had in fact set up a hereditary dynasty. (Which did happen in the case of Tiberius).
What does Artus think?
Using the sources on p. 48 and p. 49 of Artus, answer the questions on those same pages.
Do not look at the answers.
Once you have completed the questions you will be able to mark your work.