Visual Timeline: Augustus

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63 BCE: Octavian born Gaius Octavius Thurinus at Rome.
 
63 BCE: Augustus is born Gaius Octavius Thurinus at Rome.
 
44 BCE: Octavian / Augustus adopted posthumously by Julius Caesar.
 
43 BCE - 36 BCE: Second Roman Triumvirate: Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus (official approvement by Senate). Mass proscriptions including Cicero.
 
42 BCE: Octavian and Antony defeat Republicans under Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi (Greece).
 
38 BCE: Octavian amasses a naval fleet to defeat Sextus Pompey.
 
36 BCE: Octavian strips Lepidus of all power but Pontifex Maximus (suppreme priest). Lepidus dies of old age in 12 BC.
 
32 BCE - 31 BCE: Battle of Actium: Octavian (the later Emperor Augustus) defeats Cleopatra of Egypt.
 
31 BCE: Octavian defeats Antony and Cleopatra at the sea battle of Actium (Greece). Antony and Cleopatra commit suicide.
 
 
31 BCE: Octavian uses Corcyra as a Roman naval base.
 
31 BCE: The Battle of Actium. Octavian defeats Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII.
 
31 BCE: The Battle of Actium in which Octavian defeats Antony and Cleopatra.
 
30 BCE: Antony and Cleopatra kill themselves. Octavian rules Rome and provinces.
 
27 BCE: Octavian gets extraordinary powers by the Senate and given the name Augustus.
 
27 BCE - 14 CE: Reign of Augustes Caesar. Athens and the Agora restored.
 
27 BCE - 14 CE: Reign of Roman Emperor Augustus.
 
19 BCE: Octavian is given supreme powers by the Senate of Rome.
 
19 BCE: Augustus is given supreme power by the Roman Senate.
 
 
19 BCE: Arch of Augustus built in Rome to commemorate victory over the Parthians.
 
10 BCE: Statue of Augustus as Pontifex Maximus sculpted.
 
 
9 BCE: A massive altar the Ara Pacis is completed by Augustus in Rome.
 
2 BCE: Augustus is declared "Father of His Country".
 
2 BCE: Augusutus inaugurates the Temple of Mars Ultor in Rome to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BCE.
 
 
2 BCE: The Temple of Mars Ultor in Rome is inaugurated by Augustus.
 
 
6 CE: Augustus creates the aerarium militare, a treasury drawn from taxes in order to fund a professional army.
 
14 CE: Augustus dies at Nola of natural causes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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