A biography of gaius julius octavius the founder of the roman empire

In 17 there were resplendent celebrations of ancient ritual, known as the Secular Gamesto purify the Roman people of their past sins and provide full religious inauguration of the new age. Poor health troubled him throughout his life. Society Biography of Augustus: Lucius Antonius, a brother of Marcus Antonius, used the problems around the distribution of land to veterans to oppose Octavian in Italy.

Among the honours was the title Augustus, and his official name would be Imperator Caesar Augustus. The following year Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide killed themselvesand in 29 B. Because of this, Octavius was raised by his grandmother, Juliathe sister of Julius Caesar.

Augustus Caesar Biography

His maternal great-uncle was Julius Caesar. These ties of kinship did not deter Sextus, after the Perusine War, from making overtures to Antony; but Antony rejected them and reached a fresh understanding with Octavian at the treaty of Brundisium, under the terms of which Octavian was to have the whole west except for Africa, which Lepidus was allowed to keep and Italy, which, though supposedly neutral ground, was in fact controlled by Octavian.

He rejected the advice of some army officers to take refuge with the troops in Macedonia and sailed to Italy to ascertain whether he had any potential political fortunes or security. Augustus went on a journey of his provinces and left the day to day business to Agrippa and Maecenas, who was another close ally of his.

National Maritime Museum, London. He could not do both in the time available. A superb network of roads was created to maintain internal order and facilitate trade, and an efficient fleet was organized to police the Mediterranean. On November 27, 43 bce, the three men were formally given a five-year dictatorial appointment as triumvirs for the reconstitution of the state the Second Triumvirate —the first having been the informal compact between Pompey, Crassus, and Julius Caesar.

Livia never bore Augustus any children, but she had two sons of her first marriage, Tiberius and Drusus. Octavian had to secure his position against future contenders for power, he had to keep control of the army and the provinces, he had to secure the line of succession and he had to pacify the senatorial class.

He was also, despite his hearty constitution, set back by illness in 23 B. His next choice of heir was more conservative. The senators were shocked.

Gaius Octavius

From 38 BC, Octavian opted to use Imperatorthe title by which troops hailed their leader after military success. Gallic Wars The extent of the Roman Republic in 40 BC after Caesar's conquests Caesar was still deeply in debt, but there was money to be made as a governor, whether by extortion [53] or by military adventurism.

Showdown with Marcus Antonius Antonius was living with Cleopatra, who was the ruler of a still independent Ptolemaic Kingdom, with whom he had two sons.

Augustus and the Foundation of the Roman Empire

Antonius moved east and Octavian return to Italy. Though Augustus never declared himself King — only princeps first citizen It was the start of an effective Royal dynasty — which was to rule the Roman Empire with different degrees of success.

Augustus recovered from his illness, but Marcellus died later that same year. Shortly thereafter, Octavian was effectively in control of the new Roman Empire, which had been a Republic for almost five Centuries prior. Caesar had four legions under his command, two of his provinces bordered on unconquered territory, and parts of Gaul were known to be unstable.

When he had recovered, he sailed to the front, but was shipwrecked ; after coming ashore with a handful of companions, he crossed hostile territory to Caesar's camp, which impressed his great-uncle considerably.

They also reduced the Senate from about 1, to later compliant members, and Octavian was appointed its president. When, in the same year, the powers of Augustus were renewed for 10 years—such renewals had been granted at intervals throughout the reign—Tiberius was made his equal in every constitutional respect.

The republican customs dues continued; but the rates were low enough not to hamper trade, which, in the peaceful conditions created by Augustus, flourished in wholly unprecedented fashion. This page was last updated on April 25, Caesar held both the dictatorship and the tribunatebut alternated between the consulship and the proconsulship.

To his surprise and chagrin, Caesar had named his grandnephew Gaius Octavius. The situation was ripe for a three-way civil war.

Octavius became Octavianus or Octavian. This act set a precedent, to some degree, for the practice of what we know as 'imperialism' today. David Colin Arthur Shotter: Augustus died aged 76, after a long period of ill health, his reported last words were: In the following year, Augustus lost another of his intimatesMaecenaswho had been the adviser of his early days and was an outstanding patron of letters.

The Romans feared these tribes were preparing to migrate south, closer to Italy, and that they had warlike intent.

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His coming of age coincided with a civil war between his uncle Gaius Marius and his rival Lucius Cornelius Sulla.Augustus, also called Augustus Caesar or (until 27 bce) Octavian, original name Gaius Octavius, adopted name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, (born September 23, 63 bce —died August 19, 14 ce, Nola, near Naples [Italy]), first Roman emperor, following the republic, which had been finally destroyed by the dictatorship of Julius Caesar, his great-uncle and adoptive father.

On September 23, 63 BC, Gaius Octavius aka Imperator Caesar Divi F. Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire and first Emperor was agronumericus.com Roman Empire as a follow up of the former Roman Republic existed for almost four centuries, before it was divided up into Western and Eastern Roman Empire.

Caesar was one of the most influential leaders in world history, setting the tone for the Roman Empire and left a profound legacy on Western civilisation. He was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus in 63 BC to an aristocratic Roman family.

Gaius Julius Caesar

His maternal great-uncle was Julius Caesar. Augustus was born as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus on September 23, 63 B.C.

Augustus Biography

in Rome, to Atia (his mother) and Octavius (his father). Atia was Julius Caesar's niece, making Octavianus (thereafter Octavian) the heir of Julius Caesar, the imperator of Rome at that time. Originally named Gaius Octavius, Augustus was born in Rome on September 23, 63 bc; he was the grandnephew of Julius Caesar, whom he succeeded as ruler of the Roman state.

Caesar was fond of the youth and had him raised to the College of Pontifices—a major Roman priesthood—at the age of Parents: Pompeia, Marcus or Quintus Pedius, Cornelia Cinna minor, Calpurnia, Gaius Octavius, IV. Gaius Julius Caesar was the name of several members of the gens Julia in ancient Rome.

It was the full name (tria nomina) of the dictator Julius Caesar, as well as other prominent men of the Roman Republic, including the dictator's father and grandfather.

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