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L6 Augustus - Constitutional Settlements


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L6 Augustus - Constitutional Settlements

  1. 1. Augustus – R2P and Background <ul><li>Lesson Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>1. To provide an overview of Octavian’s rise to power. </li></ul><ul><li>2. To explain the background of the Constitutional Settlements. </li></ul><ul><li>Do now: </li></ul><ul><li>Recap on previous lesson </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview of Rise to Power <ul><li>How did Octavian rise to power? Find examples of each of the following main points: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essay Practice <ul><li>‘ 'Octavian had nothing to do with his rise to power - it was all the work of others.' Explain how far you agree with this assessment of how Octavian came to rule Rome. ’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Constitutional Settlements - Problems <ul><li>With peace established following Actium, Octavian had some issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement? </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining power </li></ul><ul><li>Barbarians </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial uprising </li></ul><ul><li>Dictatorship </li></ul>
  5. 5. Constitutional Settlements - Solution <ul><li>To ensure he would be able to maintain power and curry favour with the people, he did the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Consulship </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of legions </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts and payments </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Amnesty </li></ul>