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Emperor Augustus Caesar - Octavian

The life of the first princeps of Rome, Augustus, also commonly known as Octavian, the adopted son of Julius Caesar. Return to Augustus Index.
  1. Augustus Biography (10)
  2. Augustus Pictures (4)
  3. Augustus Politics (8)
  4. Augustus Sources (6)

Emperor Augustus Caesar
Augustus, a fascinating and controversial man, may have been the most important figure in Roman history. Through his long life (63 B.C. - A.D. 14) and deeds, the failing Republic was converted to a Principate that endured for centuries.

Guest Feature on Augustus, by Adrian Dorrington, focusing on the years as...
Guest Feature on Augustus, by Adrian Dorrington, focusing on the years as Princeps of the Roman Empire.

Relationship Between Caesar and Augustus
Augustus (aka Gaius Octavius or C. Julius Caesar Octavianus) became the first Roman emperor mainly because he had been adopted by Julius Caesar. Caesar is often referred to as Augustus' uncle. What was the exact relationship between Caesar and Augustus?

Augustus - Timeline of Augustus for 63-44 B.C.
A timeline of the life of Augustus that highlights major events.

Genealogy of Augustus
A chart showing the genealogy of Emperor of Augustus.

Mark Antony
Mark Antony was a soldier and statesman at the end of the Roman Republic renowned for the eulogy he spoke at the funeral of Julius Caesar.

The Battle That Stopped Rome
If you're trying to understand what we know of the Teutoberg Forest disaster in A.D. 9, when three Roman legions were annihilated by German tribes, or you are looking for background on the opening scene of the movie Gladiator, Peter S. Wells' very clearly written The Battle That Stopped Rome - Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the...

What were the qualifications to become a member of the Roman Senate?
Augustus changed the qualifications for senators.

Augustus - The Sayings of Augustus
Source of a famous saying by Augustus on Rome and marble.

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