Augustus Caesar

Augustus (Latin: Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Principate and considered the first Roman emperor, controlling the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Continue reading

Early example of political propaganda

During the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, 17 BCE, the depictions of a comet by a western civilization were stamped onto coins. According to Augustus and his supporters, it was the spirit of Julius Caesar returning to mark his approval of Rome’s new leader. The coins are considered an early example of political propaganda.

Date:
      17 BCE
Name(s):
      Augustus Caesar
Occupation:
      Emperor of Rome
Location:
      Rome


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Emperor of Rome

Gaius Octavius (also known as Octavian) Emperor of Rome, the grandnephew of Julius Caesar. In Julius Caesar will, Caesar adopted Octavian and made him his heir. Doing this Julius Caesar gave the younger man (Octavian) sufficient influence with the Roman legions to take control of Rome and eventually the entire Greco-Roman world in the power struggle that followed Caesar’s assassination. Gaius Octavian was given the honorary name Augustus Caesar by the Roman Senate on his accession in 27 BCE, ruling as emperor until 14 CE.

Date:
      27 BCE
Name(s):
      Augustus Caesar
Occupation:
      Emperor of Rome
Location:
      Rome


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  • Augustus – Wikipedia
    At birth, he was named Gaius Octavius after his biological father. Historians typically refer to him simply as Octavius (or Octavian) between his birth in 63 until his adoption by Julius Caesar in 44 BC (after Julius Caesar’s death).
  • List of Roman emperors – Wikipedia
    Roman Emperors were rulers of the Roman Empire, wielding power over its citizens and military. The empire was developed as the Roman Republic invaded and occupied most of Europe and portions of northern Africa and western Asia.
  • Roman emperor – Wikipedia
    The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout history. Often when a given Roman is described as becoming “emperor” in English, it reflects his taking of the title Augustus or Caesar.

Fireproofing Ones Home in Ancient Rome

After the great fire of 64 CE in Rome which destroyed many multi-level mud brick buildings, mostly apartment dwellings. Continue reading

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (aka Michelangelo)

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.[1] Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time.[1] Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Florentine Medici client, Leonardo da Vinci.

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  • Michelangelo – Wikipedia
    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
  • Michelangelo – Painter, Architect, Poet, Sculptor – Biography.com
    Michelangelo is widely regarded as the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance. Among his works are the “David” and “Pieta” statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes.
  • Michelangelo:Paintings,Sculptures,Biography of Michelangelo
    Michelangelo was without doubt one of the most inspirational and talented artists in modern history. During his life, the western world underwent what was perhaps the most remarkable period of change since the decline of the Roman Empire.
  • Michelangelo | Italian artist | Britannica.com
    Michelangelo, in full Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (born March 6, 1475, Caprese, Republic of Florence [Italy]—died February 18, 1564, Rome, Papal States), Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
  • Michelangelo Biography
    In a demonstration of Michelangelo’s unique standing, he was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive. Two biographies were published of him during his lifetime; One of them, by Giorgio Vasari, proposed that he was the pinnacle of all artistic achievement since the beginning of the Renaissance, a viewpoint that continued to have currency in art history for centuries.
  • Michelangelo – The complete works
    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simon (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer.
  • Michelangelo – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com
    Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a sculptor, painter and architect widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance period—and arguably of all time.
  • BBC – History – Michelangelo
    Michelangelo was a painter, sculptor, architect and poet and one of the great artists of the Italian Renaissance.
  • Michelangelo | artist | 1475 – 1564 | National Gallery, London
    Painter, on panel and in fresco, sculptor and architect, writer of sonnets, Michelangelo Buonarroti was the first artist recognised by contemporaries as a genius.

Name(s):
      Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Occupation:
      Artist
Birth:
      March 6th 1475, Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Death:
      February 18th 1564, Rome, Italy
Quotes:
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”

“Genius is eternal patience.”

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”

“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”

“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.”


Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius or Vitruvi or Vitruvio, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, Continue reading

Topiary Gardens in Rome

Durin the 1st Century, in Rome, Topiary Gardens began appearing. According to Pliny the Elder (historian and scientist) a Topiary Garden (known in latin as Romora Tonsilis) is the Art of Shaping Shrubs and/or Hedges. Continue reading

First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. Continue reading

Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment

Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, was painted in a fresco on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Continue reading

Swiss Guards uniforms designed by Michelangelo

Michelangelo during the mid-16th century designed a military uniform for the Swiss Guards, Continue reading