Roman republic (2) octavian-augustus became the master of the graeco-roman world - and (3) the roman state was dominated by the west with rome as the capital, while the easfr was kept in second place. Paper 5 after the battle at actium in 31, octavian became the sole ruler of the roman world however, whilst in 30s the event of civil was a relative certainty in rome, the victory of octavian over antony was, for the most part, unexpected. Octavian was now the supreme ruler of rome and all her territories but, in order to keep from making the same mistake his adoptive father had of seeming to covet power, octavian was careful to characterize all of his political strategems as being for the good of the republic of rome.
Hoped to oust octavian and rule together, but octavian used the relationship between antony and the unpopular cleopatra to his advantage he told the roman people that cleopatra had cast a spell on antony. Gaius octavius, known to history first as octavian and then as augustus caesar, is born in 63 bc in a relatively obscure patrician family his only evident advantage in life is that his grandmother is julia, sister of julius caesar his great-uncle sees talent in the boy and encourages him octavian. Cleopatra, who reigned as queen of egypt during the 1st century bc, is one of the most famous female rulers in history her life inspired a shakespeare play and several movies. The following year antony committed suicide in cleopatra's arms, leaving octavian ruler of the roman world octavian shed no tears at the death of this man who was in fact his brother-in-law.
Augustus (also known as octavian) was the first emperor of ancient romeaugustus came to power after the assassination of julius caesar in 44 bce in 27 bce augustus restored the republic of rome, though he himself retained all real power as the princeps, or first citizen, of rome. According to legend, ancient rome was founded by the two brothers, and demi-gods, romulus and remus, on 21 april 753 bcethe legend claims that, in an argument over who would rule the city (or, in another version, where the city would be located) romulus killed remus and named the city after himself. How did octavian's rule serve as a transition from roman republic to empire he came to power at the end of the republic, but the senate declared him commander-in-chief for life octavian took the title of emperor. Octavian, now 21 years old, was one of the most successful politicians the roman world had seen for a brief few years thereafter the battle, he enjoyed peace where he administered his various provinces, sent out governors, raised money for the treasury and recruited more soldiers to his legions. Brief background of the name octavian augustus caesar | index his name octavian that the empire survived the civil wars that destroyed the republic was largely due to the long life (63 bc-14 ad) and political skill of gaius julius caesar octavianus, later known as augustus.
Octavian then began to build a relationship with the roman mob, they were one of caesars main power bases and very influential in the roman empire to build a positive relationship he first paid the legacies that were left to the people of rome by caesar. In which john green explores exactly when rome went from being the roman republic to the roman empire here's a hint: it had something to do with julius caesar, but maybe less than you think. The roman politician and general mark antony (83-30 bc) was an ally of julius caesar and the main rival of his successor octavian (later augustus) with those two men he was integral to rome.
Augustus was born gaius octavius on 23 september 63 bc in rome in 43 bc his great-uncle, julius caesar, was assassinated and in his will, octavius, known as octavian, was named as his heir he. At the end of his life, the roman emperor augustus wrote this account of his rise to power, conquest of the world, and generosity to his subjects the roman history: the reign of augustus by cassius dio, translated by ian scott-kilvert. In october of 32 bc, the western provinces declared their allegiance to octavian and antony held the east, a classic division in culture that would always be ever present throughout the history of the roman empire.
After the defeat of antony, octavian was the unchallenged leader of the roman world in 27 bc, he became the first roman emperor and took the name augustus, meaning exalted in spite of of his power, augustus avoided the title of emperor. Victory in the battle of actium, in 31, makes octavian the undisputed ruler of the roman world in 27 bc the senate gives octavian a title for life, augustus caesar in 27 bc the senate gives octavian a title for life, augustus caesar.
Julius caesar conquered gaul between 58 and 50 bc and invaded britain in 55 or 54 bc, thereby bringing the island into close contact with the roman world caesar's description of britain at the time of his invasions is the first coherent account extant. At the age of only thirty -three, octavian achieved the undisputed control of the roman world the senate bestowed upon octavian the new name augustus, and renamed one month in the same. Octavian began to gather political support in the roman senate as well as military support in the form of caesar's legions he soon was a formidable power in the city and was elected to the position of consul.