Life Of Augustus Summary

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“Life of Augustus” was written to be a model for the medieval people. The article begins with Augustus’s important paternal ancestors to establish his respectable lineage. Ancestry was of utmost importance during the medieval times. It often established one’s role in society and provided opportunities for advancement, such as the many Augustus had. Augustus also possessed characteristics that were seen as admirable and ideal in a leader and a warrior. Though some characteristics were in conflict with one another, they were only shown in different settings. For example, his attitude towards his enemies was very different to his attitude towards his people. Augustus was very cruel and ruthless on the battlefield, but extremely generous to his

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