Augustus, Res Gestae, preface

by Tom Gardner

Rerum gestarum divi Augusti, quibus orbem terrarum imperio populi Romanisubiecit, et impensarum quas in rem publicam populumque Romanum fecit,incisarum in duabus aheneis pilis, quae sunt Romae positae, exemplar subiectum.

Below is a copy of the deeds of the Divine Augustus, by which he placed the earth under the sovereignty of the Roman people, and of the funds expended upon the state and the Roman people, inscribed upon two bronze pillars and placed in Rome.