Augustus

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).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Augustinians * Augustus
Augs`burg
Augsburg Confession
Augurs
August
Augusta
Augustan Age
Augusti
Augustin
Au`gustine, St.
Augustinians
Augustus
Augustus
Augustus I.
Augustus II.
Augustus III.
Aulic Council
Aulis
Aumale, Duc d'
Aumale, Duc d'
Aungerville, Richard
Aunoy, Comtesse d'

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Augustus in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable