Comparison on Qin and Augustus Caesar

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Comparing Augustus and Qin Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was crowned king in 246 BC during the Warring States era (475-221 BC). Two centuries later, Caesar Augustus founded the Roman Empire and became Rome’s first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. Both emperors ruled with distinct and individual morals in which they laid upon their society. Both rulers utilized military victories, new code laws, and established a sense of unity throughout the land. Each contribution to their state and to their civilizations is unique to their own opinion. Qin Shi Huang was the son of the king of the Qin State. When he turned thirteen he surpassed his father's regality. There were seven major kingdoms formed that was to become modern …show more content…
No one feels the need to do evil, not to “rob or thief.” No one can deny the fact that this emperor was the first to bring harmony over china’s community. “I found Rome built of brick; I leave her clad in marble.” (Suetonius 1987, 28). Rome was once a monarch and one of Augustus’ greatest achievements was bringing that back to the land, drawing it away from its republican past, and establishing an empire. Augustus favored military power to gain stability. By the time Augustus died he had conjured up HS 2,400,000,000 for Roman plebs or to discharged soldiers. He was also known for many building projects; “The works he built: the temples of Mars, of Jupiter Subduer and Thunderer, of Apollo, of divine Julius, of Minerva, of Queen Juno, of Jupiter Liberator, of the Lares, of the gods of the Penates, of Youth, and of the Great Mother, the Lupercal, the state box at the circus, the senate-house with the Chalcidicum, the forum of Augustus, the Julian basilica, the theater of Marcellus, the Octavian portico, and the grove of the Caesars across the Tiber(Source).”
Rome loved their ruler because of all the benevolent things he did for his country. He looked after the common people and the senate. He brought the pleasures to the people with the theatre. He extended gladiator games and “theater spectacles.”

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