How was relative stability maintained during the Augustan Age of the Roman Empire?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 12:58 pm ad1c9bdddf
1. How was relative stability maintained during the Augustan Age of the Roman Empire?
In the Augustan Age (31 BC BC - AD 14), the relative stability was maintained through the political developments during this period (Augustus). (1)
For example, as a matter of convenience, the Roman Empire is said to have begun with the constitutional settlement following the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. In fact, the Republican institutions at Rome had been slowly undermined and set aside over the preceding century, and Rome had been in continuous political crisis with periods of dictatorial rule since Sulla. The Augustan settlement, however, proclaimed the "Republic restored" and retained the old republican institutions as a way to maintain relative stability to the Roman Empire. In contrast, the past Emperors controlled all the armed forces and many provinces and in the city his word was considered of supreme authority. The increasingly thorough and visible power of the Emperor gradually developed ...
This solution discusses how the relative stability was maintained during the Augustan Age of the Roman Empire. Reference are provided.