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Augustus , 63 B.C.–A.D. 14, first Roman emperor, a grandson of the sister of Julius Caesar. Named at first Caius Octavius, he became on adoption by the Julian gens (44 B.C.) Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian); Augustus was a title of honor granted (27 B.C.) by the senate.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Copyright © 2000, Columbia University Press.
Images and Busts of Augustus on romanemperors.com
Augustus Bibliography Resources
Augustus Caesar's World - By Foster, 347 Pages, Pub. 1947
Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor - By Everitt, 432 Pages, Pub. 2007