Augustus eliminated enemigues, peace
new form of government: presided over the senate, head of the army, religius leader, directed foreign policy, dictated laws.....
I and II centuries: trade and economy grew, and new buildings and public works thanks to Claudius, Vespansion, Trajan, Marcus Aurelius
CRISIS Population sought refuge in the country , trade collapsed, power of emperors dismished , attacks...
THE RECOVERY OF THE 4th century
Diocletian came to power, reforms. Economy recovered, frontiers stiengthened
Constantine , tolerated christianity, moved the capital to Constantinople, improved bureaucracy