- Also called Octavian (before 27 b.c.). Gaius Julius Caesar OctavianusAugustus Caesar, 63 b.c.–a.d. 14, first Roman emperor 27 b.c.–a.d. 14: reformer, patron of arts and literature; heir and successor to Julius Caesar.
- a title of office given to rulers of the Roman Republic after Octavianus.
- a male given name.
Origin of Augustus
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Contemporary Examples of augustus
A big cake requires a big festival, and Augustus was happy to comply.
Augustus, also known as Augustus the Strong, was a party-boy, and loved any excuse to celebrate.
Never have two people been more in love than Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster, and now one of them is about to die.Ranking the Saddest Scenes in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
June 9, 2014
Another Maximus factor is the august Roman -us ending, with other names like Atticus, Cassius, Augustus and Magnus heating up.Top Baby Names of the Future
Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry, Linda Rosenkrantz
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Historical Examples of augustus
Augustus, my dear child, find my pocket-handkerchief, and give it to me.'
Miss Pecksniff only spoke to her Augustus, and to him in whispers.
Wait till you see Augustus, and I am sure he will conciliate your affections.'
Augustus has not been introduced to any of my relations now present.
What was the fate of the Roman army in Germany in the time of Augustus?Introductory American History
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- original name Gaius Octavianus; after his adoption by Julius Caesar (44 bc) known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. 63 bc –14 ad, Roman statesman, a member of the second triumvirate (43 bc). After defeating Mark Antony at Actium (31 bc), he became first emperor of Rome, adopting the title Augustus (27 bc)
Word Origin and History for augustus
masc. proper name, from Latin augustus "venerable" (see august). The name originally was a cognomen applied to Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus as emperor, with a sense something like "his majesty."