L’aristocratie romaine au sortir de la guerre civile Modalités et enjeux de la recomposition politique augustéenne

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Frédéric Hurlet



Three of the main foundations of the new regime and the new life of the community as perceived by the Roman élites were: the return of peace – and therefore the disappearance of fear –, the restoration of the res publica, and the resulting feeling of tranquility and happiness. These were the key elements that Augustus was able to articulate to create a regime, whose birth coincided with the advent of the new golden age. This was the new state of mind that Augustus wanted to instill to put the civil wars behind him, and in which many Romans did not fail to recognize themselves because it was in their own interests to do so.


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