Augustus

Augustus is considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. Born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, he was adopted posthumously by his great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar in 44 BC via his last will and testament, and between then and 27 BC was officially named Gaius Julius Caesar. In 27 BC the Senate awarded him the honorific Augustus ("the revered one"), and thus consequently he was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus.

975 Questions
History, Politics & Society
Roman Empire
Julius Caesar
Augustus

Who is Octavian?

Augustus: September 23, 63 BC - August 19, AD 14), known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (English Octavian) for the period of his life prior to 27 BC.
Octavian is Julius ceasers adopted son and nephew, he was also first impire of rome

789
History of Europe
Italy
Roman Empire
Augustus

Who was the first ruler of Italy?

Octavian Augustus Caesar was the first one to openly set himself up as ruler, though he called himself First Citizen to avoid the knives Julius Caesar attracted by making himself Dictator for Life. The Romans didn't take to kings after expelling them 500 years earlier.

232425
History of Europe
Augustus

Who was the first ruler to consolidate the Slavic tribes?

rurik

131415
Roman Empire
Ancient Rome
Augustus

What was the name of the war between Octavian and Antony?

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

There was no formal name for the war between Antony and Octavian. It is just known as a civil war to historians. To the Romans at the time, though, it was a war against Cleopatra for corrupting Antony and taking Roman territory. Octavian, making the most of Antony's misconduct in the east, was able to convince the senate to declare war on Cleopatra as the cause of the trouble.

123
Roman Empire
Chinese Dynasties
Augustus

How many dynasties ruled in rome after Augustus died?

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

Counting the dynasty of Augustus, there were seventeen dynasties that ruled the empire until it fell in 453.

123
Roman Empire
Julius Caesar
Augustus

Changing role of the julio claudians?

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

The Julio/Claudians were the first dynasty of the ancient Roman principate, consisting of five emperors. The first "emperor" or princeps, was Augustus who, although having total authority, ruled as a "first citizen" , not as a dictator or king. Tiberius was not sure as to how to use his authority (at least initially), but by the time of Caligula, supreme power and authority was well established and the dynasty went from a "first citizen" type of rule with the outward appearances of the old republic to the authoritarian rule of the Caesars.

123
Roman Empire
Augustus

What was an activitie that Augustus Caesar enjoyed?

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

Augustus Caesar greatly enjoyed playing dice games.

123
Calendar
Augustus

What was August's name before it became August?

Sextilis, sixth month

212223
Roman Empire
Julius Caesar
Augustus

What is Augustus in Russian?

I don't know what the title Augustus would be in Russian, but the title Tzar (Czar) comes directly from the name Caesar, as does Kaiser in Germany - everybody wanted to be as great as Caesar.

123
History of Italy
Roman Empire
Ancient Rome
Augustus

How did Augustus Caesar improve rome?

Augustus improved Rome in many ways. Under his reign the entire infrastructure was improved, such as the sewers repaired, the aqueducts repaired and new ones built. The buildings were refinished and repaired and new temples and theaters built. Art flourished. The city became safer, as he sectioned it into wards and each ward had its fire and primitive police protection. He reorganized the army. He stabilized the borders. But the most lasting of his improvements was the Pax Romans, which gave the empire almost 200 years of peace.

212223
Roman Empire
Augustus

What four main problems did Augustus Caesar face?

Border and internal security.

Establishing a balance of power between himself and the Senate.

Ensuring the food supply to the million of people in Rome from Egypt,North Africa and Sicily.

Advancing culture and prosperity throughout the empire.

123
History of Europe
Augustus

Who was Caesar Augustus?

Born Gaius Octavius Thurinus in 63 BC, Augustus was the first and arguably the greatest Roman emperor. "Augustus" was a title awarded to Octavian by the Roman Senate and that is the name by which he is remembered. (The month of August is named for him.) He was the grand nephew of Julius Caesar, as well as Caesar's adopted son (Julius himself was never emperor, just dictator). Augustus was the founder of the Julio-Claudian dynasty which included the emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.

After the murder of Caesar in 44 B.C., Octavian was named heir in Caesar's will. He formed an uneasy alliance with Julius Caesar's fellow soldier Marc Antony and the general Marcus Lepidus, an alliance known as the Second Triumvirate. The three spent several years conquering their common enemies, but Octavian and Antony finally turned on one another after Antony formed a political (and romantic) alliance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Octavian defeated the combined forces of Antony and Cleopatra in the naval battle of Actium (31 B.C.) and became the absolute power in Rome.

In 27 B.C. the Roman Senate added to his adopted name of Caesar the title Augustus (meaning "divine" or "majestic"). As emperor he expanded the borders of Rome and took a particular interest in civic and cultural affairs, building temples and theaters, improving aqueducts and supporting poets and historians like Virgil and Ovid. Augustus died in 14 A.D. and was replaced by his stepson Tiberius, the son of Augustus's second wife Livia.

(see related links)

212223
Ancient History
Ancient Wars
Roman Empire
Augustus

Who were Augustus' enemies?

Initially Octavian's enemies were the murderers of his adoptive father Julius Caesar - Cassius, Casca, Brutus etc. When they had been defeated with Marc Antony's help, Octavian, Antony and Lepidus formed a Triumvirate and each took part of the Empire, in the process having their remaining opponents of the anti-Caesar party executed in order to get their property and raise money. When Octavian and Antony fell out, another civil war erupted, ending in Antony's defeat and suicide and leaving Octavian in undisputed control. Octavian called himself Augustus and 'reestablished the Republic', though it was a different one, with the popular assemblies neutered, magistracies distributed by him, and him pulling the strings in the Senate. This brought further opposition from the dyed-in-the-wool republicans in the aristocracy, however with Augustus in charge of the armies, having lifelong personal immunity, and appointing the important provincial governors, there was not enough leverage for them to give effect to their enmity.

8910
Paganism
Roman Empire
Augustus

How many Roman temples did Augustus restore during his reign?

Augustus built temples, rather than restore temples. He built the Temple of Caesar,and the Temple of Mars Ultor (which was in the Forum of Augustus, which he also built). He also built the temple which is now called the Maison Carrée in Nimes, in southern France

012
Roman Empire
Julius Caesar
Augustus

What Roman emperor built a basilica planned for by Julius Caesar?

Julius Caesar did not plan to build a huge basilica to the Basilica Sempronia. He demolished the Basilica Sempronia (which was named after Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, who built it in 169 BC). He replaced it with the Basilica Juliua. It was not built by Augustus instead. Caesar undertook the project in 54 BC (ten year before his assassination). He carried out most of the construction work himself and inaugurated in 46 BC. The construction was not complete. What Augustus did, was the completion of the work.

012
Ancient Rome
Population
Augustus

What did the first census of ancient Rome conducted by Augustus Caesar reveal?

See expert answer.

012
Ancient History
Roman Empire
Augustus

What Roman emperor erected the first obelisk in Rome?

Augustus brought two obelisks to Rome from Heliopolis in 10 BC: the Flaminian Obelisk and the Solar Obelisk. The latter was used as a sundial.

012
Politics and Government
Roman Empire
Augustus

How did Caesar Augustus alter the administration of ancient Rome's provinces?

The governors of the provincial provinces were not appointed on a professional basis. They were not professional administrators. The difference between the senatorial provinces and the imperial ones was that senatorial provinces (as the name indicates) were under the jurisdiction of the senate and the imperial ones were under the jurisdiction of the emperor. The governors of the former were chosen by the senate from among the senators, whereas the governors of the latter were appointees of the emperor.

Another administrative change was that Augustus abolished the quaestors in the imperial provinces. They had been the financial administrators of the provinces and the paymasters of the armies stationed in their province. They were replaced by the procurators who were appointees of the emperor. With the quaestors civil /judicial administration and financial administration were not separate. With the procurators financial administration was kept separate from the governors and the latter had no say in the these matters. The senatorial provinces retained the quaestors. There were procurators in the senatorial provinces as well. Their role here was restricted to overseeing the imperial estates in these provinces.

The smaller imperial provinces were governed by lower ranking officials, the prefects.

Egypt was a special province. It was considered the domain of the emperor. This was because when Augustus defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt and the latter two committed suicide, Egypt recognised Augustus as their new pharaoh. Even though it was a large province, it was governed by a prefect, the Praefectus Augustalis. The title indicated that he governed in the private name of the emperor, rather than on behalf of the public office of the emperoship.

012
Roman Empire
Ancient Rome
Augustus

How much of a legacy did Augustus Caesar leave?

The legacies of Augustus were his becoming the first Roman emperor and establishing the 506-year period of rule by emperors which followed the Roman republic, the creation of a strong central government under the control of one man which was capable of controlling the governors of the Roman provinces, the creation of the personality cult of the emperors, bringing the Roman army under the control of the emperor, the creation of a military treasury which centralised the financing military expenditure and the payment of the wages of the soldiers, the further professionalization of the army, the permanent stationing of the legions in the border provinces, the construction of roads in Gaul and Hispania, the encouragement of public works in the city of Rome which transformed it from a 'city' of bricks' to ta 'city of marble', the rehabilitation of disused canals and construction of new canals in Egypt to improve agriculture there, the of polices which favoured the promotion of thriving trading networks around the empire and beyond, his reform of the Roman monetary system, etc.

012
Militaria
Roman Empire
Augustus

How did Augustus improve the way legion veterans were treated?

See expert answer.

012
Police and Law Enforcement
Ancient Rome
Augustus

What other essential service of the ancient Roman Republic was addressed by Augustus Caesar?

See expert answer.

012
Ancient Rome
Firefighters
Augustus

How did Augustus Caesar improve Rome's fire department?

See expert answer.

012
Religion & Spirituality
Julius Caesar
Augustus

What new religion was spread throughout Rome?

Christianity was spread because of the aggressive evangelizing that the first century Christians did. Most notably, the Apostle Paul made a missionary trip to Rome. Since Paul was a Roman citizen by law he was able to do more legally than most other Christians at the time. Although, even he ended up in prison eventually. By the time of the 4th century, Christianity had spread so much throughout the Roman Empire, that the Emperor Constantine made a power move, first to make it legal to practice the religion, and then he made it the official religion of the Empire later on during his reign.

012
Elements and Compounds
Ancient Rome
Augustus
Marc Antony

What was the significance of Battle of Actium?

It eliminated Marc Anthony and his ally Cleopatra as opponents to Octavian Caesar and put an end to the century-long civil wars of Rome.

012
Roman Empire
Julius Caesar
Augustus

How did the Romans choose emperors?

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

First of all, bear in mind that the Romans did not choose their emperors-- it was not an elected office. Ideally, an emperor would name someone as his heir in his will and that person would become the new emperor once the old one died (or was killed). However in reality, many emperors did not have valid wills or were assassinated. In cases such a these, the man who had the strongest backing would take the throne. The senate would give its rubber stamp approval and Rome would have a new emperor--at least until the next round of intrigue.

012

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.