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(Imp. Caesar Augustus) - Roman emperor, 30 B.C.-14 A.D.
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ergamum, a rhetorician who became one of the teachers of Octavianus.
orus of Pergamon, the future teacher of Octavianus, is in his prime.
The birth of C.Octavius, the future emperor Augustus.
and Catulus both have dreams about the future greatness of Octavius.
ulus has a dream about the future greatness of the young Octavianus.
Cicero sees the young Octavianus while accompanying Caesar, and dream
The birth of Livia, the future wife of Augustus.
Octavianus shows signs of great promise, while only nine years old.
Octavianus delivers a funeral oration in honour of his grandmother
Octavianus, the great-nephew of Caesar, is sent away from Rome to pro
Octavianus puts on the toga virilis.
Octavianus appears in the forum during the Latin Festival.
Octavianus is persuaded by his mother Atia that he should not go
alm tree near Munda as a sign of the future greatness of Octavianus.
Octavianus joins Caesar in Spain.
composes his final will, which names Octavianus as his chosen heir.
Octavianus is sent to Apollonia, where he continues his studies.
Octavianus visits Cicero and wins some support from him.
Antonius prevents Octavianus from standing for election as tribune.
Rome bring about a reconciliation between Antonius and Octavianus.
Octavianus is accused of plotting to murder Antonius.
Octavianus brings a large number of veterans to Rome, but they refuse
ions desert from Antonius to Octavianus, while marching from Brundisi
Octavianus offers to use his legions to fight on behalf of the senate
utbreak of civil war between Antonius, Octavianus and their enemies.
Caesar appoints Octavianus to become magister equitum, when Lepidus
Octavianus decides to return from Apollonia to Italy.
Octavianus arrives at Brundisium, and takes on the name of Caesar.
Octavianus travels across Italy to Tarracina in Latium.
Octavianus arrives in Rome.
Octavianus meets Antonius, but fails to gain his support.
Octavianus raises money and pays 300 sesterces to every Roman citizen
uls for recovery of property from Octavianus, as the heir of Caesar.
Octavianus holds the Ludi Victoriae Caesaris, during which a comet
awards special honours to Octavianus, who is given the rank of pro
Octavianus takes up the fasces for the first time.
Octavianus, Antonius and Lepidus agree to form a political alliance
Octavianus, Antonius and Lepidus meet on an island near Bononia,
Octavianus performs a favourable sacrifice at Spoletium.
Octavianus resigns as consul, and Ventidius is appointed consul in
& Cic:EpFr_4'16, letters from Cicero to Trebonius and Octavianus.
Hirtius and Octavianus approach Mutina, but do not come into conflict
Octavianus is hailed as imperator for the first time; reckoned by som
Octavianus practices declamation during the fighting around Mutina.
following the victory at Mutina, and lesser honours to Octavianus.
Octavianus enters into communication with Antonius and Lepidus.
Cic:EpFr_4'1-6'5, letters between Cicero and Octavianus.
Octavianus sends some centurions to demand that he be made consul,
Octavianus marches on Rome.
Octavianus is appointed consul.
Octavianus forces the senate into compliance, and gives away money
[Cic]:AdOct_, a supposed letter from Cicero to Octavianus.
The death of Atia, the mother of Octavianus.
ompeius defeats the fleet of Octavianus near the promontory of Scylla
Antonius and Octavianus sail with their army from Brundisium to Maced
Antonius and Octavianus arrive at Philippi.
Octavianus vows to institute a festival and a temple of Mars Ultor
fleet carrying further reinforcements to Antonius and Octavianus.
Antonius and Octavianus attempt to force Brutus to fight another batt
of the eastern provinces, and Octavianus agrees to return to Italy.
Octavianus' return to Italy is delayed by a serious illness.
rbances throughout Italy, as Octavianus confiscates land to give
Octavianus repudiates his wife Claudia, the daughter of Fulvia.
parties in Italy, the veterans declare their support for Octavianus.
War breaks out between Octavianus and his enemies in Italy; L.Antonius
ius takes refuge in Perusia, and is surrounded by Octavianus' forces.
ius Pollio refuses to respond to some insults written by Octavianus.
Octavianus captures Perusia.
Octavianus marries Scribonia, the aunt of the wife of Sextus Pompeius
Octavianus seizes control of Gaul, after the death of the governor
Octavianus allows Lepidus to take control of the African provinces.
Antonius is reconciled with Octavianus at Brundisium, and agrees
Antonius and Octavianus go to Rome, where they are awarded ovations.
Rufus is killed, after being accused of plotting against Octavianus.
to Rome, where Antonius and Octavianus formally recognise him as kin
Octavianus divorces Scribonia, on the same day that their daughter Jul
Octavianus marries Livia.
deserts from Sextus Pompeius, and hands over Sardinia to Octavianus.
ndisium, but leaves soon afterwards as Octavianus fails to meet him.
Octavianus prepares to renew the war against Sextus Pompeius.
The fleet of Octavianus is destroyed in a storm, after he is defeated
letters from Octavianus to the cities of Aphrodisias, Ephesus and Sam
letters from Octavianus to Stephanus, and from Stephanus to Aphrodisi
Octavianus attempts to repair the damage to his fleet.
Antonius and Octavianus meet at Tarentum, and agree the terms for the
Messala leaves Antonius and joins Octavianus.
Octavianus and Lepidus launch a combined attack on Sicily.
The fleet of Octavianus is damaged in a storm; but Menas deserts from
Octavianus is defeated by Sextus Pompeius near Tauromenium, and force
Gabienus, a soldier of Octavianus, utters a prophecy to Pompeius afte
Octavianus decisively defeats Sextus Pompeius in a naval battle near
deserted by his army, and Octavianus strips him of his triumviral
Octavianus offers concessions to stop a mutiny amongst his soldiers.
African provinces, and brings them under the control of Octavianus.
Octavianus is awarded honours, perhaps including tribunician power,
Octavianus celebrates an ovation, for his victory in Sicily.
Octavianus rewards Agrippa with the unique honour of a "naval crown".
Octavianus returns the runaway slaves to their masters.
Maecenas governs Italy on behalf of Octavianus.
Octavianus founds colonies at Tauromenium and Rhegium.
Octavianus leads a military campaign against the Iapydes.
Octavianus is wounded when a bridge collapes.
Octavianus attacks the Pannonians and captures Siscia.
Octavianus returns to Rome, where he grants additional honours to Oct
Octavianus insults Vatinius.
Octavianus sets out to invade Britain, but returns on hearing of unre
Octavianus attacks the Dalmatians.
Consuls: Imp. Caesar Divi f. (II), L. Volcacius L.f. Tullus
Octavianus resigns as consul on the first day of the year.
The Dalmatians surrender to Octavianus.
Octavianus restores the Porticus Octavia, and displays the trophies
Octavianus and Antonius exchange mutual insults and accusations.
Octavianus founds more Roman colonies, including Pola in Istria.
525, recording the construction of a wall at Tergeste by Octavianus.
Campbell_340, an edict of Octavianus granting privileges to veterans
Octavianus seizes control of Mauretania after the death of Bocchus.
Sherk_86'1-72, a letter of Octavianus concerning Seleucus of Rhosus.
Sosius speaks out against Octavianus in the senate.
Octavianus appears in the senate with an armed guard, and the consuls
Plancus and Titius desert from Antonius to Octavianus.
Octavianus seizes the will of Antonius, and reads it in the senate.
All Italy takes an oath of allegiance to Octavianus.
Octavianus starts to restore the temple of Jupiter Feretrius.
Consuls: Imp. Caesar Divi f. (III), M. Valerius M.f. Messalla Corvinu
Omens occur before the war between Octavianus and Antonius.
Antonius and Octavianus assemble large land and naval forces.
Octavianus sails from Brundisium to Corcyra, but is forced to withdra
Octavianus occupies a position near Actium; and Agrippa seizes Corcyr
erk_91 (Syll_768), a letter from Octavianus to the city of Mylasa.
Antonius marches to confront Octavianus.
Maecenas governs Italy in the absence of Octavianus.
Octavianus decisively defeats Antonius in a naval battle near Actium.
The years of Augustus as sole ruler can be counted from his victory
The land army of Antonius surrenders to Octavianus.
Octavianus punishes some of his opponents, but forgives others.
Octavianus reduces and restructures the Roman armies.
Octavianus goes to Asia, after sending Agrippa to dispel unrest in
Inconclusive negotiations between Antonius and Octavianus.
Sherk_86'73-84, the third letter from Octavianus to Rhosus.
Artorius, a doctor employed by Octavianus, dies in a shipwreck.
Consuls: Imp. Caesar Divi f. (IV), M. Licinius M.f. Crassus
Octavianus quells a mutiny at Brundisium and allocates land in Italy
Octavianus sails back to Greece.
Octavianus constructs monuments to Apollo and Neptune at Actium.
Octavianus founds the city of Nicopolis, near Actium.
Octavianus settles veterans at Patrae.
Octavianus punishes Ephesus for its support of Antonius.
Antonius and Cleopatra send envoys to Octavianus.
Herodes meets Octavianus in Rhodes, and is forgiven for his previous
Herodes receives Octavianus and his army at Ptolemais.
Octavianus captures Pelusium.
Octavianus defeats Antonius near Alexandria.
Octavianus enters Alexandria.
Tyrannion, a grammarian, is captured by Octavianus.
Octavianus visits Cleopatra, but is impervious to her charms.
Egypt, the reign of Augustus starts after the death of Cleopatra.
Octavianus re-arranges the household of Antonius; Caesarion and Antyl
Other arrangements made by Octavianus while staying in Alexandria.
Herodes meets Octavianus in Egypt.
Octavianus restores statues and other treasures that have been remove
'85-93, the fourth letter of Octavianus concerning Seleucus of Rhosus
Octavianus reorganises the provinces and kingdoms in the east.
Artavasdes of Media Atropatene takes refuge with Octavianus.
Octavianus negotiates an agreement with Phraates of Parthia.
Octavianus spends the winter in Asia.
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