Spielvogel’s assessment of Augustus
• Compare and contrast Spielvogel’s assessment of Augustus’ accomplishments with the one in Res Gestae Divi Augusti. • What do you think the historian Suetonius (69 CE -122 CE) thought of Augustus as a leader and as a man? • According to Suetonius was there a difference between the public Augustus and the private Augustus? How do you reconcile any disparity? • Evaluate Augustus as a Roman leader using specific factual information.