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Emperor Augustus Caesar

By January 16, 2014

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On This Day in Ancient History - January 16

Octavian © Kirk Johnson

Augustus is the first of the Roman emperors. He first came to power as part of the triumvirate that took over in the aftermath of the assassination of Julius Caesar. Caesar had adopted his great-nephew Octavian in his will. On January 16, 27 B.C., in part of the First Constitutional Settlement, Octavian was given the title by which he has been known in history, Augustus.

Read about one of Augustus' Sayings.

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January 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm
(1) Auron Renius says:

He also got the better of Antony in battle, which is no small thing.

January 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm
(2) Auron Renius says:

He also got the better of Antony in battle, which was no small thing.

January 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm
(3) George Gauthier says:

Actually it was Marcus Vispanius Agrippa who got the better of Antony in battle, while Octavian lay either seasick or a craven coward on their flagship at the Battle of Actium

January 17, 2014 at 9:37 am
(4) Dennis says:

Oh so is that why Augustus let Marcellus verbally attack Aggripa (well so says Robert Graves ;-)

January 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm
(5) blazeaglory says:

I think Antony got the best of himself that day, mixed with a good whooping from Agrippa and a possible abandonment by Cleopatra.

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