Monday, October 8, 2012
Similarity Between Rama's rule in Yuddha 131 in the Indian Section of the Norton and Augustus's rule of Rome
While reading the the Norton pages for India, I noticed that there are similarities between Rama's rule of the world after rescuing Sita from Ravana and Augustus's rule of Rome. On page 761 in the Norton, it says "During the period of Rama's reign, there was no poverty, no crime, no fear, and no unrighteousness in the kingdom." Romans also claimed this about Augustus. They believed that as soon as Augustus gained power in Rome that suffering and fighting would come to an end. It turned out to be true as Augustus established the time known as the Pax Romana in Roman history which was a time of peace and prosperity for the Roman people. I found it interesting that although from completely different societies, both Rama and Augustus were very popular figures that brought times of peace with their ruling.