Augustus: Roman Empire’s Greatest Emperor

Caesar Augustus (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), also known as Octavian, was the first Roman emperor, reigning from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.

Source/Further reading:

Mike Duncan’s excellent, in-depth History of Rome podcast (several episodes covering Augustus): https://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/…

Britannica, in-depth: https://www.britannica.com/biography/…

Explainer, Ancient.Eu: https://www.ancient.eu/augustus/

Marcus Agrippa: https://www.britannica.com/biography/…

More on Marcus: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/anci…

Biographics, Mark Anthony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHC51…

Caesar crossing the Rubicon: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/hi…

Was Cicero’s death the end of the Republic? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/hi…

Morality laws: https://www.ancient.eu/article/116/au…

Thoughtful BBC podcast on the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000…

Useful family tree: https://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/…

History Extra, Augustus overview: https://www.historyextra.com/period/r…

Ovid’s exile: https://www.theguardian.com/world/201…

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