Ancient Rome


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This is what the first Roman emperor did when he became emperor of Rome in 27 B.C.

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  • 27 B.C.
  • Augustus became emperor in 27 B.C.
  • Hi, I am Augustus
  • The first thing he did was create a professional army of 150,000 men
  • I found Rome a city of brick and left her a city of marble!
  • He decorated Rome with palaces and beautiful public buildings. He also imported grain to feed the poor.
  • Tax collectors paid to collect taxes but got to keep some of the money they collected
  • Some were dishonest and took too much
  • I am a tax collector
  • Here is your salary
  • Thank you!
  • Instead of paying themselves, they were paid a salary by the government
  • He died in A.D. 14
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