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  Augustus (honorific) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Augustus (plural augusti) is Latin for "majestic," "the increaser," or "venerable".
Although the use of the cognomen "Augustus" as part of one's name is generally understood to identify emperor Augustus, this is somewhat misleading; "Augustus" was the most significant name associated with the Emperor, but it did not actually represent any sort of constitutional office until the 3rd century under Diocletian.
In many ways, "augustus" is comparable to the British dignity of prince; it is a personal title, dignity, or attribute rather than a title of nobility such as duke or king.
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 Augustus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Augustus was granted the power of a tribune (tribunicia potestas), though not the title, which allowed him to convene the Senate and people at will and lay business before it, veto the actions of either the Assembly or the Senate, preside over elections, and the right to speak first at any meeting.
Augustus was deified soon after his death, and both his borrowed surname, Caesar, and his title Augustus became the permanent titles of the rulers of Rome for the next 400 years, and were still in use at Constantinople fourteen centuries after his death.
Augustus - Tiberius - Caligula - Claudius - Nero - Galba - Otho - Vitellius - Vespasian - Titus - Domitian
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 CalendarHome.com - Augustus - Calendar Encyclopedia
In addition to tribunician authority, Augustus was granted sole imperium within the city of Rome itself: all armed forces in the city, formerly under the control of the Praefects, were now under the sole authority of Augustus.
Augustus settled retired soldiers on the land in an effort to revive agriculture, but the capital remained dependent on grain imports from Egypt.
Augustus was portrayed in the famous BBC miniseries I, Claudius by Brian Blessed.
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 Augustus
When Augustus sought to identify someone as his designated successor (a delicate business inasmuch as he had to avoid the appearance of creating a dynasty) he did so by taking that person as a colleague in the tribunician power.
Augustus' command of the armies was not, however, jeopardized by the settlement of 23.
Augustus inherited the leadership of the populares from his adoptive father J. Caesar, and proceeded to coopt the optimates to such an extent that these labels became meaningless; those who refused to cooperate were purged.
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 Caesar Augustus
Augustus' personal life, on the other hand, was a series of disappointments and disasters.
In public Augustus posed as champion of traditional family values; but the intrigues and scandalous behavior of his own family, including his wife, daughter and their children produced one of history's most lurid soap operas, complete with the murder of kin, public debauchery and incest.
Augustus: Images of Power - Mark Morford's illustrated commentary on monuments to the imperial cult covers the emperor's Mausoleum, the Altar of Peace, a statue of Augustus from his wife's villa and a cameo portraying him as Jupiter (U of Virginia).
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 Articles - Augustus (honorific)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
´´Augustus´´ (plural ´´augusti´´) is Latin for "majestic" or "venerable".
Although the use of the ´´cognomen´´; "Augustus" as part of one´s name is generally understood to identify the Emperor Augustus, this is somewhat misleading; "Augustus" was the most significant name associated with the Emperor, but it did not actually represent any sort of constitutional office until the 3rd century under Diocletian.
The aforementioned three principal titles of the emperors -- "´´imperator´´;", "´´caesar´´;", and "´´augustus´´" -- were rendered as ´´autokratôr´´;, ´´kaisar´´, and ´´augustos´´ (or ´´sebastos´´;) in Greek.
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 Augustus resource page - augustus caesar
The attrition of the civil wars on the old Republican oligarchy and the longevity of Augustus, therefore, must be seen as major contributing factors in the transformation of the Roman state into a monarchy in these years.
Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus, the WNBA's rookie of the year, was taken to the hospital Tuesday in Durham, N.C., after she hit her head on the court during the first day of training camp for the U.S. women's world championship team.
Seimone Augustus, the WNBA's rookie of the year, was taken to the hospital in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday after hitting her head on the court during the first day of training camp for the United States women's world championship team.
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 Art and Propaganda in Ancient Rome
Octavian was given the honorific title 'Augustus' in 27 BCE and ruled Rome for the next 40 years.
Thus, along with the mausoleum of Augustus on the opposite side of the obelisk, it was related to the lines of the equinox and the winter solstice.
It could be that he situated the constructs in their respective places in order to perpetuate himself so that on at least the days of the equinox and of the solstice, and probably everytime anyone consulted his sundial, they would be reminded of him and thus promote his immortality.
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 Antony, Cleopatra, Augustus Overview
The fiction, from this point on, was that Augustus' position was merely that of "first among equals" (*princeps -- the word gives us the English "prince"), a man whose political authority rested solely on his personal merits and his past services to the state.
Consultation of the sacred Sibylline oracles conveniently revealed that the new age was to begin in the year 17, the tenth anniversary of the institution of the Principate.
Against all expectations, Augustus' reign was to last until his death in A.D. 14, approximately 41 years.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Octavian
This crown was usually held above the head of a Roman general during a Triumph, with the individual holding the crown charged to continually repeat, "Remember, thou art mortal,"?title=to the triumphant general.
His attributed last words were "Acta est fabula"?title=("the comedy is over"), from a text by Gaius Suetonius, "Vitae Caesarum, Divus Augustus"?title=("Life of Caesars, the Divine Augustus"), 97-99.
Head archaeologist Clementina Panella stated that the team uncovered a section of corridor and other fragments under Rome's Palatine Hill, which she described on July 20 as "a very ancient aristocratic house", and stated that "the emperor was particularly fond of the area."?title=[1]
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Caesar (title)
The first Emperor, Caesar Augustus, bore the name as a matter of course; born Gaius Octavius, he was posthumously adopted by Caesar in his will, and per Roman naming convention was renamed "Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus" (usually called "Octavian" during this stage of his life).
Pius Felix Invictus Augustus ("Elagabalus" had introduced the use of Pius Felix, "the Pious and Blessed", while Gaius Iulius Verus Maximinus "Thrax" introduced the use of Invictus, "the Unconquered"), and were called the Augusti, while the two junior sub-Emperors were styled identically to previous Emperors-designate, as NN.
In the East, the kaisar acquired a crown (without a cross) and was junior in rank to the Patriarch of Constantinople; as a result, this title was seen as a suitable one for a high prince of the blood, a regent, or an Emperor-designate (Emperors-designate were usually crowned as co-Emperors during their predecessors' reigns).
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 Top 20 Encyclopedia
Augustus knew that the power he needed to rule absolutely could not be derived from his Consulship, however.
In domestic matters, Augustus channeled the enormous wealth brought in from the Empire to keeping the army happy with generous payments, and keeping the Romans happy by beautifying the capital and staging magnificent games.
The meaning in English is "Emperor Caesar Augustus, son of the deified one".
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 SIIAS@CSI Roman Empire
Thus Augustus became, in effect, the first Roman emperor (imperator), but he could claim that his power was legitimately bestowed by the Roman Senate and people.
This image of Augustus as divine imperator is also found in the Prima Porta portrait, which represents the emperor as the savior of the Roman world.
Venus Genetrix was claimed as the ancestral goddess of Augustus, since her son was Aeneas, the legendary founder of the Julian House.
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 Augustus Caesar dgun.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was largely unsuccessful (indeed, his own daughter was banished due to it.) As a patron of the arts, Augustus showered favors on poets, artists, sculptors, and architects.
AD 14 Augustus was deified soon after his death, and both his borrowed surname, Caesar, and his title Augustus became the permanent titles of the rulers of Rome for the next 400 years, and were still in use at Constantinople fourteen centuries after his death.
Atia too, before she gave him birth, dreamed that her vitals were borne up to the stars and spread over the whole extent of land and sea, while Octavius dreamed that the sun rose from Atia's womb.
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 Caesar Augustus dgun.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
59 BC) was the biological father of Caesar Augustus.
Suetonius’ account of Augustus, mentions the divine omens she experienced before and after his birth: "When Atia had come in the middle of the night to the solemn service of Apollo, she had her litter set down in the temple and fell asleep, while the rest of the matrons also slept.
In the tenth month after that Augustus was born and was therefore regarded as the son of Apollo.
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 augustus emperor of Rome Roman History
, Octavian (who adopted the honorific name Augustus) knew how to rule without offending the Senate, which allowed him to hold power for the next forty-five years and pass it on to his adpoted step-son at his death.
Augustus was the first Emperor of Rome, and possibly the greatest.
"Augustus' Journal" by Sam H. Ancient Source: Suetonius' Lives of the Twelve Caesars (Vita Divi Augusti)
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 Augustus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Postumus Agrippa and Tiberius had been named co-heirs.
Augustus Caesar is at the top of the scale, followed by Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill.
Head archaeologist Clementina Panella stated that the team uncovered a section of corridor and other fragments under Rome's Palatine Hill, which she described on July 20 as "a very ancient aristocratic house", and stated that "the emperor was particularly fond of the area."
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