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  Octavian - Augustus
Octavian and Marc Antony, the winners at Philippi, reached a new agreement in October 40 BC in the Treaty of Brundisium.
Octavian's apparent modesty and moral strictness contrasted strongly with Antony's life as an oriental monarch at the lavish Egytian court.
Octavian's great achievement was persuading the senate to accept him as head of the Roman state, while leaving the senators room for their political ambitions.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Augustus
After recovering from illness in 46, Octavian joined Caesar in Spain against the two sons of Pompey the Great, and in 45 Octavian was sent to Apollonia in Epirus to study with the Greek rhetorician Apollodorus of Pergamum, and to train with legions stationed nearby.
Octavian was elected consul that year for the first time at the unusually young age of nineteen; he had refused to fight unless he got the consulship because he was convinced that the senate would discard him after they had used him to get rid of Antony.
From 35 to 33 Octavian fought in Illyricum and Dalmatia, the eastern borders of Italy.
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 Antony, Cleopatra, Augustus Overview
Octavian never was an imposing figure physically, and he owed his military victories largely to the skill of his able lieutenants.
Octavian saw that his position in Rome was far from secure and withdrew to central Italy, where he began to raise troops on his authority as Caesar's son and heir.
Octavian once again showed his lack of military experience, suffering a series of humiliating defeats, and, in 38, was forced to meet with Antony in order to ask for reinforcements.
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 From a Republic to Emperor Augustus
Octavian defeated Antony's brother, and Antony arrived from the east with an army and had a standoff with armed forces loyal to Octavian.
Cleopatra became Octavian's prisoner, and fearing that Octavian would take her back as display for his triumphant entry to Rome, she sent herself as a goddess into the world of the dead - using the bite of what was probably a cobra.
Octavian and his trusted aide, Agrippa, were the two consuls, and Octavian used his powers as a consul to make the Senate more to his liking.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Augustus
Octavian was, as he later put it, "in complete control of affairs" precisely because everyone wanted him to be and, just as significantly, because he was the last man standing.
Octavian's holding continuous consulships would be insufficient as a mode of administration in the long term, especially if, as he intended, the old order was to be seen to be restored.
Agrippa's aedileship and munificence instigated by Octavian: Dio 49.43.1-4; Pliny HN 36.121; Roddaz, 145-57 (aedileship); Suet.
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 Antony, Octavian, Cleopatra
Octavian, Antony, and Lepidus formed an official three-man government, called “the second triumvirate”;; in order to silence opposition and raise money, they carried out bloody proscriptions, executing significant numbers of senators and equestrians, including the great orator Cicero, against whom Antony was particularly vindictive.
When she realized that Octavian was determined to parade her as his captive in his triumphal parade in Rome, she tricked him into believing that she would do this, and then had an asp smuggled in to her and died of its bite (or perhaps she took poison), along with two of her serving women.
Octavian formally “handed over” his power to the Senate, which then “voluntarily” gave it back to him in a new legal form, officially declaring him the princeps (leading citizen), instead of dictator, king, or triumvir; he was henceforth called Augustus (“the revered one”).
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 R-MC Academics: Classics
Octavian, adopted son of Julius Caesar and heir to the Roman Republic, was born into a period of great change in the world.
Octavian immediately declared himself leader and began the "Restoration of the Republic," which became known as the foundation of the Roman Empire.
Octavian, who outlived his successors to the ripe age of 75, ended his reign as the first ruler of the Roman Empire in 14 AD, and left Rome, a city he found of bricks, a city of marble.
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Octavian was coming into adulthood just as Caesar was embroiled in Gaul and in the Civil War that followed, and there certainly wouldn't have been much time for camaraderie.
Octavian was still a very minor player in the politics of Rome at this point, but his star was certainly on the rise.
At the age of 20 or 21, Octavian was expected to occupy the second most powerful position in the Roman world, but fate, and the Ides of March would have a different plan.
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 Octavian's Campsite Memorial in Nikopolis
First, Apollo was expropriated by both Octavian and his enemies, such as Brutus and Cassius [Zanker 1988: 49; Weinstock 1974: 14], for their propaganda during the civil wars [Moles and Gosling, as cited by Ah11994: 117; Weinstock 1971: 14-15], and the outcome clearly showed that Octavian was the chosen one of Apollo.
The appearance of the pair to Octavian before the Battle of Actium was probably regarded as a premonitory sign that the gods had chosen him, and in an age when Luck was worshipped as a deity [Carter 1970: 184], the appearance of Eutychos did not carry the sardonic overtone it would today.
Furthermore, while in Rome, Octavian was bound by the conservative sensitivities of the Romans, but in Nikopolis, he was freer to emphasize his victory, and thus the scale of the rams, just the rest of the Nikopolis monument was one more appropriate to a Hellenistic monarch, or to an Alexander [Murray 1989: 124].
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 Octavian: Introduction
Octavian kills him, and later, at the feast of her churching, accuses the Empress of treason.
The Emperor Octavian wonders that Florent could be the son of such a man and prompts Clement to reveal his story, whereupon Octavian recognizes the youth as his own son.
Octavian is a family romance: it begins with the story of a calumniated wife and separated twins, and the focus on family is maintained in the episodes with Clement.
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 Augustus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
At Rome, Antony was in control, and Octavian was recognized by Cicero and the senate as a leader against him.
Octavian, now dominant in Rome, secured the consulship and made an alliance with Antony and Lepidus (d.
While his enemies were being defeated abroad, Octavian also had been consolidating his power in Rome.
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 Augustus Caesar | First Roman Emperor
Octavian was a shrewd, brilliant and astute politician.
In 43 B.C., Octavian, Marcus Antonius (Marc Antony—one of Julius Caesar's top lieutenants) and another Roman General, Marcus Lepidus, formed the second Triumvirate to rule Rome.
In 40 B.C., Antony married Octavia, Octavian's sister, and later deserted her for Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.
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 SparkNotes: The Roman Empire (60 BCE-160 CE): From Republic to Dictatorship: Caesar to Octavian (50--30 BCE)
Octavian's grandfather had married a sister of Caesar; Octavian was thus Caesar's grand nephew.
Octavian and his colleague Agrippa defeated them at Perusia, with the aide of troops from Gaul, who saw him as Caesar's heir.
With critical mass tending in Octavian's favor, it would have required superb generalship for Mark Antony to prevail, and he was caught short here, even though Octavian was not an exceptional commander and had to rely on allies such as Agrippa.
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 Octavian To Augustus - Ancient Roman Empire Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A year later Octavian served in Caesar’s Spanish legion: despite the odds being against him, he showed immense courage on this campaign and as a result, he was officially made Caesar’s rightful heir… however, Augustus was not aware of this until Caesar’s assassination in 44BC.
When Octavian arrived in Rome in late 44 BC Octavian latched himself with the worldly renowned orator Cicero, who provided Octavian with Legions to attack Caesar’s best friend and successor, Mark Antony who was currently laying siege to Decimus Brutus (one of Caesar’s assassins) at the town of Mutina.
Though Octavian had an agreement with Marc Antony, their relationship was by no means a calm one; many events occurred which put them at odds.
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 (61) Octavian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 31 B.C. Octavian, the great-nephew and adopted heir of Julius Caesar, brought an end to the civil wars that had plagued the late Roman republic since the assassination of Caesar when his forces defeated the huge navy of his rival Marc Antony and Kleopatra of Egypt and he emerged as sole ruler of Rome.
The coin types that he and his successors used were meant to inform the better educated Roman public of their achievements and various aspects of imperial policy.
But the depiction of Octavian in a triumphal quadriga on the reverse indicates that the coin actually dates from his triple triumph (for his victories in Illyricum and Egypt, as well as in the battle of Actium) in Rome in 29 B.C., when the Senate conferred numerous honors upon him.
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 Octavian to Augustus: Images
Far from removing this problem of self-aggrandizement on coinage, however, Caesar's death left the field open for a wide array of would-be rulers who copied the trend to promote themselves, first among the soldiers who supported their causes (for pay and rewards of booty), secondly among the rest of the populace.
Octavian had alienated the Senate in his efforts to accomplish his assignment of settling veterans in Northern Italy, and because of his brutual behavior in teh Perusine War against L. Antonius and Fulvia, so at this time only the "people" appreciated him.
It would be interesting to know if Octavian picked the man for the job precisely because he wished to play upon popular perceptions of the Gracchi and their role as champions of the people (see thePOPVL IVSSV issue above).
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 Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)
Octavian found that there was a substantial group which supported the assassins, led by Brutus and Cassius, and that there was a serious split among Caesar's remaining supporters as to whether Mark Antony should, as he intended to do, assume Caesar's position.
At first Octavian appeared to be a convenient figurehead for the group which opposed Antony, and when the senate declared war on Antony in 43, as nominal third in command, he accompanied the army under the command of the consuls Hirtius and Pansa that was sent against Antony at Mutina, in northern Italy.
In 41 Octavian had to crush a revolt at Perugia led by Antony's brother and between 38 and 36 he engaged in difficult naval campaigns against Sextus Pompey, who controlled the seas around Italy.
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 Octavian - Portrait Gallery of Roman Emperors on Coins
Octavian is probably the single most important figure in Roman history.
It was very important for Octavian to identify himself with his adoptive father in order to give his subsequent actions a shade of legitimacy so he simply called himself "Caesar".
The Senate was appalled and Octavian encouraged it to declare war on Cleopatra and her subservient consort, Antony.
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 The period of the Principate
Statue of Octavian Augustus, the head of which reproduces the Primaporta model, wearing a 'himation', 27 BC - 14 AD, Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum.
When Octavian's Principate was established, following his victory at Aktion in 31 BC, there began for Macedonia -- as for most of the provinces -- a period of peace, order and prosperity.
When Octavian Augustus and the Senate divided the provinces between them (27 BC), the Roman troops withdrew from Macedonia, which became a 'provincia inermis' (unarmed province) under senatorial control.
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 Augustus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This caused political and social unrest, and when Octavian asked for a divorce from Clodia Pulchra, the daughter of Fulvia and her first husband Publius Clodius Pulcher.
Octavian was given proconsular authority over the Western half and Syria—the provinces that, combined, contained almost 70% of the Roman legions.
However, it must be noted that none of these titles, or the Civic Crown and laurels, granted Octavian any additional powers or authority; for all intents and purposes the new Augustus was simply a highly-honored Roman citizen, holding the consulship within the city and acting as proconsul in territories abroad.
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 (62) Octavian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The campaign began with the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C., at the Gulf of Ambracia on the western coast of Greece, in which he defeated the fleet of his rival Marc Antony and forced Antony and his ally Kleopatra to flee to Egypt.
In 29 B.C. Octavian returned to Rome for his official triumph (a triple one, primarily celebrating his successes at Actium and Alexandria but also in Illyricum), and in the following year the crocodile with the inscription AEGVPTO CAPTA celebrated the event on these denarii, probably struck at Rome.
The lituus behind it, a symbol of the priest as augur or diviner of success or failure, is often taken to refer to the customary auguries before battle and thus here probably refers to the anticipated victories in the three campaigns celebrated in 29 B.C. [LU Home]
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