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Topic: Gaius Octavius

  Gaius (name) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaius or Caius was a common Roman praenomen derived from Etruscan Cai, meaning unknown.
Gaius Julius Caesar Vipsanianus (or Gaius Vipsanius Agrippa)
Additionally, Gaius Helen Mohiam is a fictional character in the Dune universe; and Gaius Baltar is a fictional character in the television series Battlestar Galactica.
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Augustus was born Gaius Octavius and granted the title of Augustus by the Roman Senate, becoming the first emperor of Rome.
Gaius Octavius was born on September 23, 63 BC, of a prosperous family that had long been settled at Velitrae (Velletri), southeast of Rome.
Gaius Octavius' mother, Atia, was the daughter of Julia, the sister of Julius Caesar; and it was Caesar who launched the young Octavius in Roman public life.
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 Caesar Augustus
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus (23 September 63 BC - 19 August AD 14), known earlier in his life as Octavian, was the first (and arguably greatest) Roman Emperor.
His father, also Gaius Octavius, came from a respectable but undistinguished family of the equestrian order and was governor of Macedonia before his death in 58 BC.
After the early deaths of both Gaius and Lucius in AD 4 and AD 2 respectively, and the earlier death of his brother Drusus (9 BC), Tiberius was recalled to Rome, where he was adopted by Augustus.
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 PRINCEPS: The Life of Caesar Augustus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gaius would have gone through the usual education of a well-born and wealthy Roman boy, studying Latin and Greek with his tutors, learning the principles of rhetoric for public speaking, imbibing Roman laws and traditions and understanding how properly to honor the gods.
Octavius, left behind in Rome, in the first place gave his attention to gaining as much physical strength as possible, and soon he was sufficiently robust.
Octavius had the opportunity of taking counsel with his friends (much of the night already having been spent) as to what ought to be done and how he should improve the situation.
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 MSN Encarta - Mark Antony
A rival soon appeared, however, in the person of Gaius Octavius, later the Roman emperor Augustus, who was grandnephew of Caesar and Caesar's designated heir.
Octavius made use of this fact to excite the indignation of the Roman people against Antony.
In the following year, besieged by the troops of Octavius in Alexandria and deceived by a false report of Cleopatra's suicide, Antony killed himself by falling on his sword.
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 Nicolaus of Damascus, AUGUSTUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Octavius received advice of various sorts form different people, as is always the case in times when a situation is obscure and unsettled, but he determined to postpone decision in the whole matter until he could see those of his friends who were preeminently mature and wise and secure the aid of their counsel also.
Octavius put out to sea on ships which were at hand, though it was still quite perilously wintry, and crossing the Ionian Sea, arrived at the nearest promontory of Calabria, where the news regarding the revolution at Rome had not yet been clearly announced to the inhabitants.
Octavius knew that this advice was given with kind intent, but he thought differently, as he already had his mind on great things and he was full of confidence; he therefore took upon himself the toil and danger and the enmity of men whom he did not care to please.
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 AUGUSTUS - LoveToKnow Article on AUGUSTUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gaius Octavius was born in Rome on the 23rd of September B.C.,the year of Ciceros consulship and of Catilines conspiracy.
The inheritance was a perilous one; his mother re id others would have dissuaded him from accepting it, but he, cc infident in his abilities, declared at once that he would under- as ke its obligations, and discharge the sums bequeathed by the n ctator to the Roman people.
he elder, Gaius, now fifteen years old (5 B.C.), was formally itroduced to the people as consul-designate by Augustus imself, who for this purpose resumed the consulship (12th) hich he had dropped since 23 B.C., and was authorized to take art in the deliberations of the senate.
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 Augustus - Wikipedia
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, (62 B.C. - August 19, A.D. Accorded the name or title Augustus by the Senate of Rome in 27 B.C. Julius Caesar made provisions in his will adopting his great-nephew Gaius Octavius as his son and heir.
To take leadership of the Caesarian forces he returned to Rome from Greece and successfully outmaneuvered Marcus Antonius for leadership of Caesar's armies and control of his political forces.
Until their deaths, Agrippa's minor sons who were also Augustus's grandsons, Gaius and Lucius, remained his heirs.
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 Caesar Augustus
Gaius Octavius was born in Rome on the 23rd of September 63 BC, the year of Cicero's consulship and of Catiline's conspiracy.
The elder, Gaius, now fifteen years old (5 BC), was formally introduced to the people as consul-designate by Augustus himself, who for this purpose resumed the consulship (12th) which he had dropped since 23 BC, and was authorized to take part in the deliberations of the senate.
In 1 BC Gaius was given proconsular imperium, and sent to re-establish order in Armenia, and a few years afterwards (AD 2) Lucius was sent to Spain, apparently to take command of the legions there.
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 Octavian - Augustus
The future emperor Augustus was born into an equestrian family as Gaius Octavius at Rome on 23 September 63 BC.
His father, Gaius Octavius, was the first in the family to become a senator, but died when Octavian was only four.
As both Gaius and Lucius died early in their lives, Augustus was left with only one choice of successor - Tiberius, son of Livia.
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 Suetonius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
His father Gaius Octavius was, from his earliest years, a person both of opulence and distinction: for which reason I am surprised at those who say that he was a money-dealer, and was employed in scattering bribes, and canvassing for the candidates at elections, in the Campus Martius.
Gaius and Lucius he adopted at home, by the ceremony of purchase from their father, advanced them, while yet very young, to offices in the state, and when they were consuls-elect, sent them to visit the provinces and armies.
And thc tutor and other attendants of his son Gaius, having taken advantage of his sickness and death, to give loose to their insolence and rapacity in the province he governed, he caused heavy weights to be tied about their necks, and had them thrown into a river.
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 Divus Augustus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For he was not greatly broken by the fate of Gaius and Lucius, but he informed the Senate of his daughter's fall through a letter read in his absence by a quaestor, and for very shame would meet no one for a long time, and even thought of putting her to death.
The day he was born the conspiracy of Catiline was before the House, and Octavius came late because of his wife's confinement; then Publius Nigidius, as everyone knows, learning the reason for his tardiness and being informed also of the hour of the birth, declared that the ruler of the world had been born.
As Marcus Cicero was attending Gaius Caesar to the Capitol, he happened to tell his friends a dream of the night before---that a boy of noble countenance was let down from heaven on a golden chain and, standing at the door of the temple, was given a whip by Jupiter.
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 Encyclopedia: Gaius Octavius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Octavius died on his way to stand for the consulship in Rome in 59 BC.
Bust of Augustus Caesar Caesar Augustus (Latin:IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS) ¹ (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), known earlier in his life as Gaius Octavius or Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, is considered the first Roman Emperor, though he denies the use of imperator in favor of princeps...
Suetonius, Augustus, vs. 1-8 Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (75 AD – 160 AD), commonly known simply as Suetonius, was a Roman writer.
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 The Roman Father; roman history, roman civilization
Gaius Marius and Gaius Pompeius, on the other hand, belonged to clans that were sufficiently small and/or undistinguished enough that it didn't need cognomines to distinguish different families within the clan.
Gaius Pompeius, after enjoying a string of military victories in the east, took to calling himself Gaius Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great).
Gaius Julius Caesar, for example, adopted his nephew, Gaius Octavius, in his will.
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 The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Augustus
He begot Gnaeus and Gaius, from whom two branches of the Octavian fimaily were derived, of very different standing; for Gnaeus and all his scions in turn held the highest offices, but Gaius and his progeny, whether from chance or choice, remained in the equestrian order down to the father of Augustus.
Balbus, a native of Aricia on his father's side, and of a family displaying many senatorial portraits [imagines were waxen masks of ancestors of senatorial rank, kept in the atrium of their descendants], was closely connected on his mother's side with Pompeius the Great.
For when a new owner, either by chance or to test the matter, went to bed in that room, it came to pass that, after a very few hours of the night, he was thrown out by a sudden mysterious force, and was found bedclothes and all half-dead before the door.
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 Odds and Ends: Emperor Gaius
Named Gaius Octavius, he was the son of Gaius Octavius, a Roman senator, and Atia, the niece of Julius Caesar.
Octavius was only 18 years old when Caesar was assassinated.
Gaius is a name given to both Caligula and Augustus.
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 Augustus and Tiberius
Gaius Octavius Thurinus was born to Atia, niece of Julius Caesar, who adopted the young man posthumously in his will after his assassination in 44 BCE (click
Octavian (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus), he engaged with Mark Antony in a long struggle for the ultimate power in the Roman world, finally vanquishing the forces of Antony and Cleopatra in the naval battle of Actium in 31 BCE.
Gaius Caesar, serving as governor in the East although he was only 24, was wounded while putting down a revolt and died on his way back to Rome.
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 Exhibits- Triumvirate
The manic-depressive relationship between Marcus Antonius and Gaius Octavius during the Triumviral period (44-31 BCE) of ancient Roman history is one many classical historians possess contesting interpretations over.
Some paint Gaius Octavius, known to us now as Octavian, as a young bloodthirsty upstart craving for power and domination, regardless of whom he had to trample to achieve such ends.
Most historians are quick to harshly and definitively judge Marcus Antonius and Gaius Octavius as they would one-dimensional characters in a movie, failing to understand or acknowledge the emotions of the time or to experience any amount of compassion for these men, men who were called upon to lead the people of Rome.
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 Emperor Augustus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This was a young man of eighteen years, a grand-nephew and favorite of Caesar, Gaius Octavius, who had been named in Caesar's will as his adopted son and the heir to his fortune.
Assisted by two devoted and able friends, Agrippa and Maecenas, Octavius called upon the veterans of Caesar, who were settled in southern Italy, to rally round him for the defense of the Republic.
The decent life of Octavius at Rome, the moderation he showed to his enemies, his care for the public welfare, contrasted sharply with the wild extravagance of Antonius.
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 Roman Empire
In 44 BC Gaius Julius Caesar, the Roman leader who ruled the Roman Republic as a dictator, was assassinated.
After Caesar's heir Gaius Octavius (also known as Octavian) defeated his last rivals, the Senate in 27 BC proclaimed him Augustus, meaning the exalted or holy one.
Gaius Maecenas, who was descended from an Etruscan noble family, became the emperor's closest domestic advisor, and the general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, who was also of Italian descent, married the emperor's daughter, Julia.
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Born in Rome, Octavian was the son of the senator Gaius Octavius and Atia, niece of Julius Caesar.
He was elected to the college of pontiffs at the age of 15 or 16 and on Caesar's death Caesar's will declared him his adopted son and principal heir, and he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (though he himself preferred to omit ‘Octavianus’).
Augustus' chosen successors, Marcellus, Agrippa, and his grandsons Gaius and Lucius Caesar, had all died before him, but he was finally able to pass on his power to his stepson and adopted son, Tiberius.
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 Brink-Day-Johnston-Fletcher - Person Page 225
Octavius made use of this fact toexcite the indignation of the Roman people against Antony.
Aftershe was abandoned by *Mark Antony, Octavia bore her rejection silently,lived quietly in Antony's house at Rome, and brought up faithfully hischildren by Fulvia and the two daughters that she herself had given him.Later, Octavia, after the death of Antony and Cleopatra, reared thechildren of Antony and Cleopatra as if they were her own.
Eneius Octavius Rufus 'Quaestor' Chancellor of the Republic (?)
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Gaius Rufus was the first Octavius elected to office by the popular vote - he won a quaestorship.
I cannot believe that Gaius Octavius, his father, was also a money-changer who distributed bribes among the voters in the Campus and undertook other electioneering services.
Gaius died suddenly on his return to Rome, before he could stand as a candidate for the consulship.
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 PRINCEPS: The Life of Caesar Augustus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
OME, 63 BC Cicero Denounces Catiline in the Senate, November, 63 BC While Atia, the wife of Gaius Octavius, was in labor with her son (later, Augustus), one of what seemed an endless series of crises kept the Senate in session late into the nights in the fall of 63 BC.
It is appropriate that Octavius was born into this crisis, which crystalized many factors of the late Republic that would impact his life far beyond imagination.
As the child Octavius grew up, it became commonplace for murder to take place in the environs of the Senate itself.
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He accordingly met on that occasion Octavius, who was somewhat tardy in reaching the senate on account of the birth of the child,--there happened to be a meeting of the senate that day,--and asked him why he was late.
This idea gained most headway for the reason that when Octavius was somewhat anxious to show himself in court in an elevated and conspicuous place, as he had been wont to do in his father's lifetime, Antony would not allow it, but had his lictors drag him down and drive him out.
Marcus was consul, Lucius tribune, and Gaius praetor.
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 Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)
Born on September 19, 63 B.C. the son of Gaius Octavius, a successful politician who was the first member of his family to achieve prominence at Rome, and Atia, the niece of Julius Caesar.
It was during this time that the young Augustus (still known by his family name, Gaius Octavius) came to his attention.
Gaius and Lucius were too young to succeed Augustus and, as he passed the age of 60, it seemed that he might soon die.
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 PRINCEPS: The Life of Caesar Augustus
The young Roman was Gaius Octavius, great-grand-nephew of Rome's supreme dictator, Gaius Julius Caesar.
His mother, Atia (daughter of Caesar's sister, Julia) may have grieved for her uncle, but family advice was clear: even with the rumors that that Caesar had made Octavius his principal heir (and Caesar's wealth was incalculable), it was far too dangerous for Octavius to claim it.
This is the story of how an unknown youth with no military skills and no political experience wrested control of the greatest empire of the ancient world into his hands, remade it in his own image - and changed the world.
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