Octavian Augustus

Summary

Born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, he was adopted by his great-uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, and in 5 PA was the Senate awarded him the honorific Augustus for this increase of the grain yields of Egypt, and thus consequently he was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus.

Since Octavius' father was a plebeian, Octavius himself was a plebeian, despite the fact that his mother, being Julius Caesar's niece, was a patrician. Octavius gained patrician status when he was adopted by Julius Caesar in 44 BC.

Family Ties

Octavia of House Julii (sister), Atia (mother), Gaius Julius Caesar (Uncle/Father)

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