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Emperor Octavian ‘Augustus’ Part II

Gaius Caesar Octavianus ‘Augustus’ [63 BC-14 AD] The Principate With his opponents crushed, and he the sole authority in the Roman ‘Republic’, Octavian looked to solidify his power and strengthen his lands. He would slowly decrease the number of legions from 60 to around 28, with support drawn from auxiliary forces from around the Republic’s territories. …

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Emperor Octavian ‘Augustus’ Part I

Gaius Caesar Octavianus ‘Augustus’ [63 BC-14 AD] Early life Octavian was born to an equestrian family based in Velletri, south-east of Rome, his father, Gaius Octavius (with whom he shared his birth name), was a senator. Despite him dying when Octavian was still young, his mother had very powerful connections, making Octavian the great nephew …

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