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: a Civics lesson for the USA!
There are countless civics lessons in the history of Ancient Rome. The Ancient Romans created a Democracy and later let it fail.
In 509 BC, they drove a tyrannical King from power and replaced him with a Democracy.
In 1776, our forefathers replaced the tyrant, King George III of England, and created a Democracy.
In the 1st century BC, the Roman leaders lost the ability to rule together. Their Democracy failed and they fell to the rule of one man.
Today the Democracy of the USA could fail if we continue to allow our leaders to ignore our Constitution and the laws put in place by our forefathers and succeeding generations.
Rome’s first emperor, Caesar Augustus, did rule wisely as a ‘princeps,’ a single emperor, because he kept the structure of a Democracy in place. He was arguably the greatest ruler to every walk the earth. It is written 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.
However, after him, Rome began to fail. In the 4th century AD, The Roman Empire ceased to exist.
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