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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Augustus

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he 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).


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Augustus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/a/augustus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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