The Principate -- Augustus and the Julio-Claudians Augustus and JulioClaudians lecture:

      Octavius to Augustus Images:

      Resources for Augustan Studies:

      Vroma on Augustus:

      Augustus: -- Images of Power:

      Res Gestae -- Deeds of the Divine Augustus:

      Suetonius Lives of the Caesars -- Augustus:

      De Imperatoribus Romanis -- Augustus:

      De Imperatoribus Romanis -- Livia: on Augustus:

      Civil War Augustus and Antony (and Lepidus) vs. Liberatori Augustus in Rome

      Antony pursuing Liberatori

      (Lepidus in Africa)

      Augustus vs. Antony (and Cleopatra)

      Action in Greece


      Pursuit to Egypt

      Action in Egypt
      Double suicide Shakespeare
      Principate of Augustus Supporting Cast

      Vergil http:/ in Latin and English, Internet links, background and essays
      Livy Capsule bio History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita) in English Ab Urbe Condita in Latin
      Livia Drusilla
      Deeds of Augustus -- Res Gestae Divi Augusti, c. 14 CE English English Latin

      What's written about Augustus:

      Augustus Augustus Rebuilds Rome: Augustus bio at De Imperatoribus Romanis: Augustus bio in Suetonius' "Twelve Caesars":
      Julio-Claudians Buildings and projects after Augustus

      Claudius (Agrippina m.),CLAUDIUS/index.html (Both Agrippinas)
      Nero Nero's architects for the Domus Aurea
      Four Emperors -- Galba
      Otho -- 69 AD
      What remains of the period?

      During the long Augustan period there was an orgy of new construction and reconstruction in Rome -- witness the unchallenged claims in the Res Gestae and the many remains that have been exposed or at least explored by excavations.

      After Augustus, the Julio-Claudians rested on his laurels until the reign of Nero when the fire of 64 AD gave him the opportunity for another round of urban renewal. He built, of course, his own palace, the Domus Aurea, but he also cleared out the burned rubble from around the city and started reconstruction. One interesting decree called for the posting of many more firemen in Rome and the addition of special fire-fighting balconies to the upper levels of the insulae apartment houses. Nothing of any note was built during the "Year of the Four Emperors".

      Augustan Remains:

      Ara Pacis and*.html
      Temple of Deified (Julius) Caesar*/Aedes_Divi_Juli.html and and*/Forum_Augustum.html
      Domus August/Domus Augustiana*/Domus_Augustiana.html and*/Domus_Augusti.html
      Forum of Augustus and and*/Forum_Augustum.html and and And and
      Rostrum of Augustus*/Rostra_Augusti.html Mausoleum of Augustus/Augusti and and and*/Mausoleum_Augusti.html and and
      Porticus Octaviae and and and and and
      Theater of Marcellus and and and and (scroll down to chapter 3 for Vitruvius on theater technology)
      Nero's Domus Aurea:
          First Read about the fire: For four bucks you can download the Archeology Magazine guide to the site.*/Domus_Aurea.html and and and and and (a blurb about the architects)