the first Roman emperor,
ruled for 45 years.
It was during the reign of Augustus that people got used to being
ruled by one leader. Rome went on to greatness under the Empire, but
the Roman Republic was no more. For 45 years, Rome was at peace. This
period is the beginning of the Pax Romana, or Roman Peace.
The phrase "Roman Peace" is a
bit misleading. The Romans continued to expand their empire during
this period. They did not always do so peacefully. Things were not
always peaceful in the city of Rome. Rome did not always have the best
leadership. Some emperors were very cruel. Some were insane. But the
empire continued to be stable. For around 200 years, the Roman Empire
The Romans were great
of their incredible buildings and engineering projects were
constructed during this period of relative peace. Culture and
literature flourished. Much of Greek culture was adopted during