"Augustus ruled for about forty-two yeras, that is, from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D., and this period is known in history as the Golden Age of Latin Literature."—Colby, 1899

Augustus

"Augustus ruled for about forty-two yeras, that is, from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D., and this period is known…

"Marble statue of Augustus. In the Vatican." —D'Anvers, 1895

Augustus

"Marble statue of Augustus. In the Vatican." —D'Anvers, 1895

Augustus, born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, was adopted by his great-uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, and between then and 27 BC was officially named Gaius Julius Caesar. After 27 BC, he was named Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus. Because of the various names he bore, it is common to call him Octavius when refering to events between 63 and 44 BC, Octavian (or Octavianus) when refering to events between 44 and 27 BC, and Augustus when refering to events after 27 BC.

Sculpture of Augustus

Augustus, born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, was adopted by his great-uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, and between…

An image of Augustus making a speech to his army under the tutelage of Julius Caesar.

Coin

An image of Augustus making a speech to his army under the tutelage of Julius Caesar.

"Columns of Temple of Castor, Temple of Augustus, and Palatine Hill." — Young, 1901

Columns of Temple of Castor

"Columns of Temple of Castor, Temple of Augustus, and Palatine Hill." — Young, 1901

The obverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

Dupondius, Obverse

The obverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

The reverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

Dupondius, Revers

The reverse side of the dupondius, "a Roman bronze coin, of the value of 2 asses." -Whitney, 1911

A Roman School

Roman School

A Roman School