- 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)
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.