The Emperor Gods of Rome

The Emperor Gods of Rome

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From the time of Julius Caesar onwards the Roman rulers increasingly aligned themselves with divine authority over everything, eventually making themselves Emperor Gods of Rome.
At the same time that the poet Horace was denouncing the decay of Roman customs, emperor Augustus was seeing to restoring the old temples and building of new ones. Temples and monumental buildings were clad in brilliant marble and embellished with propagandist art and sculpture.

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