1. Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
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How To Use Octavian In A Sentence

  • Octavian from beginning to end insisted on peace and public order.
  • When Octavian arrived in Rome to claim his inheritance, he was only nineteen.
  • Octavian’s response to the terms Maecenas brought him was very different. Antony and Cleopatra
  • Here Octavian built a lavished temple to his patron deity Mars, the god of war.
  • The story of the asp, and of the suicide note, not only proclaimed Octavian's innocence: it gilded him with honour.
  • The system was revived later in the century by the triumvirs Mark Antony, Marcus Lepidus and Octavian to eliminate those judged sympathetic to the assassination of Julius Caesar.
  • Here Octavian built a lavished temple to his patron D Mars , the god of war.
  • Antony emerged triumphant and the dominant partner of the triumvirate, while Octavian's seeming cowardice caused a severe if temporary setback to his ambitions.
  • To prepare the ground for Actium, the battle that would decide the future of Rome and at which Octavian would defeat Antony and Cleopatra, he needed a worthy opponent. Still Under Cleopatra's Spell
  • Octavian sought the help of the Senate, only to be met with obstructionism and outright treachery.
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