Suetonius (69 AD to 122 AD)
He was unusually handsome and exceedingly graceful, though he cared nothing for personal adornment. His hair was slightly curly and inclining to golden. He had clear, bright eyes, in which he liked to have people think that it was from a divine power. His expression was calm and mild. Read more....
Ancient Rome: an important Civics lesson!
In 509 BC, the Ancient Romans defeated a tyrant King and replaced his rule with a Democracy.
In 1776, our forefathers defeated King George III and replaced his rule with a Democracy.
In the 1st century BC, the Roman leaders clashed and lost their ability to govern their Democracy. Rome then fell to the rule of one man. In the 4th century AD, the Roman Empire ceased to exist.
Now, here in the USA, our leaders are clashing. Their ability to govern in a bipartisan fashion is severely diminished. We must do what is necessary to not suffer the fate of Ancient Rome!
Rome’s first emperor, Caesar Augustus, did rule well and wisely as a ‘princeps,’ a single emperor. He kept the structure of their Democracy in place.
He ruled Rome for 42 years in relative peace. This became known as the “Pax Romana.” Though a mere mortal, it can be argued that he was the greatest ruler over land to ever walk the earth.
It is written of him in the New Testament:
“Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census be taken of all the inhabited of the earth”– Luke 2.1.
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