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From the Ted Talk by Peta Greenfield & Alex Gendler: History vs. Augustus

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His reign marked the beginning of one of history’s greatest empires and the end of one of its first republics. Was Rome’s first emperor a visionary leader who guaranteed his civilization’s place in hsirtoy or a tyrant who destroyed its core values? Find out in History versus Augustus.
Order, odrer. The defendant today is Gaius Octavius?.
Gaius juilus Caesar/Augustus...
Do we have the wrong guy?.
No, your Honor. giuas Octavius, born in 63 BCE, was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar. He became Gaius Julius csaaer upon being named his great-uncle’s adoptive son and heir. And he gained the title Augustus in 27 BCE when the Senate granted him additional honors.

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His reign marked the beginning of one of history’s greatest empires and the end of one of its first republics. Was Rome’s first emperor a visionary leader who guaranteed his civilization’s place in _______ or a tyrant who destroyed its core values? Find out in History versus Augustus.
Order, _____. The defendant today is Gaius Octavius?.
Gaius ______ Caesar/Augustus...
Do we have the wrong guy?.
No, your Honor. _____ Octavius, born in 63 BCE, was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar. He became Gaius Julius ______ upon being named his great-uncle’s adoptive son and heir. And he gained the title Augustus in 27 BCE when the Senate granted him additional honors.

Solution

  1. gaius
  2. order
  3. history
  4. caesar
  5. julius

Original Text

His reign marked the beginning of one of history’s greatest empires and the end of one of its first republics. Was Rome’s first emperor a visionary leader who guaranteed his civilization’s place in history or a tyrant who destroyed its core values? Find out in History versus Augustus.
Order, order. The defendant today is Gaius Octavius?.
Gaius Julius Caesar/Augustus...
Do we have the wrong guy?.
No, your Honor. Gaius Octavius, born in 63 BCE, was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar. He became Gaius Julius Caesar upon being named his great-uncle’s adoptive son and heir. And he gained the title Augustus in 27 BCE when the Senate granted him additional honors.

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