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(Biography) the name of Augustus before he became emperor (27 bc). See Augustus


(ɔˈgʌs təs, əˈgʌs-)

1. Also called Octavian (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Augustus Caesar), 63 B.C. – A.D. 14, first Roman emperor 27 B.C. – A.D. 14: heir and successor to Julius Caesar.
2. a title of office given to rulers of the Roman Republic after Octavianus.
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Noun1.Octavian - Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BCOctavian - Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)


[ɒkˈteɪvɪən] NOctavio
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MEMBERS of Coventry-based Octavian Droobers had a successful time at the local orienteering event at Burton Dassett Country Park.
Farewells were given by American superstar soprano Renee Fleming, who bid adieu to the Met stage in the role of the Marschallin, and by mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca, who retired the role of Octavian. The new beginning came in the form of this staging by Canadian director/ designer Robert Carsen which replaced the Met's 38-year-old Nathaniel Merrill production.
She held the audience in silent admiration for the second half of the first act as she contemplated her loveless marriage and warned her lover Octavian that he will one day leave her for someone younger.
The opera's four main characters are the aristocratic Marschallin (Renee Fleming), her young lover Count Octavian Rofrano (Elina Garanca), her cousin Baron Ochs (Gunther Groissboc) and Ochs' prospective fiancee Sophie von Faninal (Erin Morley) who is the daughter of a rich man.
Ylva Kihlberg This is The Marschallin (Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg) and her 17-year-old male lover, Octavian, sung by Australian mezzo-soprano Helen Sherman who adopts a convincing male swagger.
The Princess of Werdenberg, aka The Marschallin is consoling herself for the absence of her husband (a Field-Marshal, hence her title) with some sex with her 17 year old lover, Octavian.
In one story line the Marschallin, wife of a Field Marshal, is conscious of her age (she is 32) and realises she will soon have to allow Octavian, her young lover, the freedom to consort with his contemporaries - after all, he is only 17.
Because the octavian algebra is a division algebra [1,2] then for each octavians u and [u.sub.c] there exists an octavian w such that
The story of how Cleopatra seduced Roman ruler Julius Caesar by smuggling herself into his palace rolled up in a carpet -- perhaps the most oft repeated narrative from her life -- came from a record of the Battle of Actium recorded by her opponent, the Roman general Octavian, Wkye said.
And heading these was Soile Isokoski as the Marschallin, heartbreakingly dignified as she renounced her young lover Octavian to a girl much younger than herself.
23 July 2013 - TPG Special Situations Partners, a unit of private equity firm TPG Capital LP, today completed the acquisition of a majority interest in funds managed by New York-based investment firm Octavian Advisors LP, it said in a statement.