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Au·gus·tus

 (ô-gŭs′təs) 63 bc-ad 14.
First emperor of Rome (27 bc-ad 14) and grandnephew of Julius Caesar. Born Gaius Octavius, he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus—often referred to simply as Octavian in English texts—in 44 after Caesar's assassination. He defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 and subsequently gained control over Rome and its extensive territories. In 27 he was named emperor and given the honorary title Augustus.

Augustus

(ɔːˈɡʌstəs)
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(Biography) original name Gaius Octavianus; after his adoption by Julius Caesar (44 bc) known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. 63 bc–14 ad, Roman statesman, a member of the second triumvirate (43 bc). After defeating Mark Antony at Actium (31 bc), he became first emperor of Rome, adopting the title Augustus (27 bc)

Au•gus•tus

(ɔˈgʌs təs, əˈgʌs-)

n.
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.

Augustus

A Roman title of honor awarded to Octavian and subsequently adopted as a name as well as a title.
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The faction or party of Antonius and Octavianus Caesar, against Brutus and Cassius, held out likewise for a time; but when Brutus and Cassius were overthrown, then soon after, Antonius and Octavianus brake and subdivided.
A frugal mind cannot defend itself from considerable bitterness when reflecting that at the Battle of Actium (which was fought for no less a stake than the dominion of the world) the fleet of Octavianus Caesar and the fleet of Antonius, including the Egyptian division and Cleopatra's galley with purple sails, probably cost less than two modern battleships, or, as the modern naval book-jargon has it, two capital units.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation hosted a farewell ceremony yesterday to acknowledge the contributions of the outgoing Minister Councellor of the Indonesian Embassy, Mr Tito Octavianus.
96), and who was then pardoned and freed by Octavianus for the love of Tito and Gisippo (10.
Two witnesses, Nicolaas Jouwe and Octavianus Mote, were in exile at the time of the interviews.
In 27 BCE, Octavianus became the first Roman quasi-emperor.
Secundus romanorum monarchus interfecto Iulio Cesare Octavianus Augustus extitit (54)>>.
Its acquisition by Rome was the outcome of an even more titanic struggle for personal mastery of the entire Roman world: between, in the 'Western' corner, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Octavian for short (Emperor Augustus, 63 BC-AD 14), the adopted son and heir of Julius Caesar, the man who would surely have been Rome's first emperor but for his assassination in 44 BC; and, in the 'Eastern' corner, Marcus Antonius (c.
7] This political interpretation of the Cult of Retirement is supported by the fact that Horace, the Roman poet with whom it originated, was very much a political out: though of ignoble origin--his father, a wealthy tax official, was a freed slave--and lacking military training, he somehow as a young man obtained senior officer's rank in the army of Brutus and Cassius that was defeated by Octavianus and Marcus Antonius at Philippi in 42 B.
But there are those with a soft spot for Genoveva and Kaiser Octavianus, which appear but marginally.
Another exception occurred 400 years later when John XII (955-964) changed his name from Octavianus, also because of the name's pagan origins.