After the deification of Julius Caesar, what did Augustus do?
Caesar's corpse was carried to the Roman Forum on an ivory couch, and placed on the Rostra in a gilded shrine. A mechanical device, positioned above the bier itself, rotated an upright wax image of the murdered body. His 23 wounds were viewed by the crowd in gruesome detail. The funeral pyre burned throughout the night, and after Caesar was deified by the senate, Augustus built a temple on the cremation site.