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ɔˈgʌs təs, əˈgʌs-Au·gus·tus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Augustus, Gaius Octavianus, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Octaviannoun

    Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)

Wiktionary

  1. Augustusnoun

    The Roman emperor Augustus, also called Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 - 14 ); heir to Julius Caesar

  2. Augustusnoun

    taken to use in the 18th century.

  3. Etymology: From augustus, majestic

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  1. Augustus

    Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. Born into an old, wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian Octavii family, in 44 BC Augustus was adopted posthumously by his maternal great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar following Caesar's assassination. Together with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus, he formed the Second Triumvirate to defeat the assassins of Caesar. Following their victory at Phillipi, the Triumvirate divided the Roman Republic among themselves and ruled as military dictators. The Triumvirate was eventually torn apart under the competing ambitions of its members: Lepidus was driven into exile and stripped of his position, and Antony committed suicide following his defeat at the Battle of Actium by Augustus in 31 BC. After the demise of the Second Triumvirate, Augustus restored the outward facade of the free Republic, with governmental power vested in the Roman Senate, the executive magistrates, and the legislative assemblies. In reality, however, he retained his autocratic power over the Republic as a military dictator. By law, Augustus held a collection of powers granted to him for life by the Senate, including supreme military command, and those of tribune and censor. It took several years for Augustus to develop the framework within which a formally republican state could be led under his sole rule. He rejected monarchical titles, and instead called himself Princeps Civitatis. The resulting constitutional framework became known as the Principate, the first phase of the Roman Empire.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Augustus

    called at first Caius Octavius, ultimately Caius Julius Cæsar Octavianus, the first of the Roman Emperors or Cæsars, grand-nephew of Julius Cæsar, and his heir; joined the Republican party at Cæsar's death, became consul, formed one of a triumvirate with Antony and Lepidus; along with Antony overthrew the Republican party under Brutus and Cassius at Philippi; defeated Antony and Cleopatra at Actium, and became master of the Roman world; was voted the title of "Augustus" by the Senate in 27 B.C.; proved a wise and beneficent ruler, and patronised the arts and letters, his reign forming a distinguished epoch in the history of the ancient literature of Rome (63 B.C.-A.D. 14).

  2. Augustus

    the name of several princes of Saxony and Poland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Augustus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Augustus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Augustus in a Sentence

  1. (St. Luke 2:1):

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

  2. Henry Brougham:

    It was the boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast when he shall have it to say that he found law... a sealed book and left it a living letter found it the patrimony of the rich and left it the inheritance of the poor found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression and left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence.

  3. John Dryden:

    All human things are subject to decay,And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obeyThis Flecknoe found, who like Augustus youngWas call'd to empire, and had govern'd longIn prose and verse, was own'd, without disputeThrough all the realms of nonsense, absolute.

  4. Ralph Northam:

    I knew State Senator Augustus Benton as a lawmaker, an attorney, a banker, and a farmer raising beef cattle in Moccasin Valley, working the land just as generations of State Senator Augustus Benton family had done before him, state Senator Augustus Benton loved the outdoors, and State Senator Augustus Benton loved serving people even more. State Senator Augustus Benton pushed hard to bring jobs and investment to State Senator Augustus Benton district, and I will always be grateful for State Senator Augustus Benton courageous vote to expand health care for people who need it.

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