Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Augustus, Caesar

Also called (until 27 BC)  Octavian , original name  Gaius Octavius , adopted name  Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus  first Roman emperor, following the republic, which had been finally destroyed by the dictatorship of Julius Caesar, his great-uncle and adoptive father. His autocratic regime is known as the principate because he was the princeps, the first citizen, at the head of that array of outwardly revived republican institutions that alone made his

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