He was born with the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus into an old and affluent noble branch of the plebeian Octavii family. Taking after the death of his maternal incredible uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, Octavian was named in Caesar's will as his embraced child and beneficiary. Together with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus, he formed the Second Triumvirate after he and Antony had defeated the Liberatores, the men who had assassinated Caesar. Taking after their triumph at Philippi, the Triumvirate partitioned the Roman Republic among themselves and ruled as military dictators. The Triumvirate was inevitably torn separated under the contending aspirations of its individuals: Lepidus was crashed into outcast and stripped of his position, and Antony submitted suicide taking after his thrashing at the Battle of Actium by Octavian in 31 BC.
The rule of Augustus started a time of relative peace known as the Pax Romana (The Roman Peace). In spite of constant wars of supreme development on the Empire's outskirts and one year-long polite war over the majestic progression, the Roman world was to a great extent free from expansive scale struggle for over two centuries. Augustus significantly broadened the Empire, adding Egypt, Dalmatia, Pannonia, Noricum, and Raetia, extended belonging in Africa, ventured into Germania, and finished the triumph of Hispania.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Augustus is told to have had birthmarks around his chest, he was short but known to be a handsome ruler. He is also recorded as having bad teeth and poor health.
References[edit | edit source]
- Emperor Augustus, www.roman-empire.net/emperors/augustus-index.html.