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date: 25 November 2020

Caesar, Augustus (63 bce–14 ce) First Roman emperor 

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
J. David MarkhamJ. David MARKHAM

Gaius Octavius, the grandnephew and heir of Julius Caesar, assumed a position of power in Rome after Julius’s death in 44 bce. In 27 bce he became ruler of the Roman Empire and was given the title “Augustus.” He led the empire to its height, expanding its boundaries and introducing an era of peace and prosperity that lasted nearly two hundred years. ...

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