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Forum of Augustus

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After Augustus became Emperor of Rome, he created the Forum to give back to the people. The old Roman Forum had become very crowded so Augustus' Forum was used to alleviate some of the pressure. The Forum of Augustus contained a temple to Mars Ultor and area for markets and public gathering. Augustus feared the Forum being destroyed by the many…

Forum of Augustus

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The Roman Forum grew to be overcrowded through the development of the Roman Republic, so Augustus built his own forum during his reign as emperor to accommodate more people. It was namely home to legal proceedings. Military meetings and other special ceremonies were also held in the forum. Moreover, the Forum of Augustus included the Temple of Mars…