The Senate also gave him the titles Augustus and Princeps.
Augustus was concerned with public morality, and enacted legislation.
Finally, in 19 B.C.E., the Senate voted to allow Augustus to wear the consul's insignia in public and before the Senate, with an act sometimes known as the Third Settlement.
Augustus' mausoleum originally contained bronze pillars inscribed with a record of his life, the Res Gestae Divi Augusti, which had also been disseminated throughout the empire during his lifetime.
Augustus never presented himself as a king or autocrat, once again only allowing himself to be addressed by the title princeps.
Augustus' intent to make the first two children his heirs was apparent when he adopted them as his own children.
Augustus' own experience, his patience, his tact, and his political acumen also played their parts.
Caesar Augustus is briefly mentioned in the New Testament at Luke 2:1.
Augustus (Latin: IMPERATOR CAESAR DIVI FILIVS AVGVSTVS) (September 23, 63 B.C.E.
The cult of the Divine Augustus continued until the state religion of the Empire was changed to Christianity in the fourth century.
After the death of Marcellus, Augustus married his daughter to his right hand man, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
Augustus was a title of religious rather than political authority.
According to Macrobius, Sextilis was chosen because it was in that month that Augustus first had been elected consul, Egypt had become part of the Roman empire, and the civil wars ended.
Reports of later historians that this poisoning, and other later deaths, were caused by Augustus' wife, Livia Drusilla, are inconclusive at best.
Many consider Augustus to be Rome's greatest emperor; his policies certainly extended the empire's life span and initiated the celebrated Pax Romana or Pax Augusta.
Augustus was ranked #18 on Michael H. Hart's "The 100 list of the most influential figures in history."
Augustus' ultimate legacy was the peace and prosperity the empire enjoyed for the next two centuries under the system he initiated.
Augustus also showed favor to his stepsons, Livia's children from her first marriage, Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus and Tiberius Claudius, after they had conquered a large portion of Germany.
At first, indications pointed toward his sister's son, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, who had been married to Augustus' daughter Julia the Elder.
In 22, 21, and 20 B.C.E., the people rioted in response, and only allowed a single consul to be elected for each of those years, ostensibly to leave the other position open for Augustus.
Tiberius shared in Augustus' tribune powers, but shortly thereafter went into retirement.
Had Augustus died earlier (in 23 B.C.E., for instance), matters may have turned out differently.
Augustus' control of power throughout the Empire was so absolute that it allowed him to name his successor, a custom that had been abandoned and derided in Rome since the foundation of the Republic.
In 23 B.C.E., Augustus renounced the consulship, but retained his consular imperium, leading to a second compromise between Augustus and the Senate, known as the Second Settlement.
The fact that not only was Augustus awarded this crown but awarded the right to actually wear it upon his head is perhaps the clearest indication of the creation of a monarchy.
The month of August (Latin Augustus) is named after Augustus; until his time it was called Sextilis (the sixth month of the Roman calendar).
Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase". Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar who rose to power through a combination of military skill and political prowess.
Julius Caesar, his great-uncle, took an interest in Augustus. When Julius Caesar was murdered, Augustus discovered that he was Julius's heir to the throne. ... Augustus was victorious, and during his rule as Egypt's first Roman emperor, the country was peaceful and prosperous under his rule.Apr 1, 2014