This article discusses the Augustan religion in Rome. The religion originated from the actions of a single divine figure. It can be read from the pages of "Livy" and other Roman sources. It was one of the gradual addition of cults and practices from the Mediterranean. It was contrary to established religious practice in Rome. The process of observing Augustan religion commenced with cities and towns closer to Rome, like Etruria and Campania, Italy. Its observance extended overseas to Greece, Turkey, and Egypt, in the form of a cult as Aesculapius or Augustales.
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