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A visit from the past

modern augustus


January 16 marks the day in 27 BC that the Roman Empire was created. Write a scene bringing its founding fathers, such as Emperor Augustus, to present-day Rome. What will their reaction be to the changes? Will they recognize anything from centuries past? How will they react to seeing the grand structures they built in ruins  or not seeing them at all? Add dialogue, play up their personalities and give them a healthy dose of 21st Century dolce vita.


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