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Statue of Augustus from Prima Porta
Augustus, Roman emperor,
Velitrae (Velletri) 23.9.63 BC –
Nola 19.8.14 AD.

Statue of Augustus from Prima Porta.

(Partial view).
From the Villa Livia near Prima...
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Augustus - the first Emperor of Rome
Octavian, later taking the name of Augustus, was the adoptive son of Julius Caesar. Augustus' s political ambition came to the fore after the assassination of his adoptive father in 44BC. He ended a century of civil war and became sole ruler, thereby establishing the julio-claudian dynasty and empire. Although officially attempting to restore the republic (restitutio rei publicae), Augustus did in fact affect its permanent change into a monarchy in the form of a principate.
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