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Augustus

[aw-guhs-tuh s, uh-guhs-] /ɔˈgʌs təs, əˈgʌs-/
noun
1.
Also called Octavian (before 27 b.c.)(Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus; Augustus Caesar) 63 b.c.–a.d. 14, first Roman emperor 27 b.c.–a.d. 14: reformer, patron of arts and literature; heir and successor to Julius Caesar.
2.
a title of office given to rulers of the Roman Republic after Octavianus.
3.
a male given name.
Origin of Augustus
< Latin: august, a title given to Octavian when he became emperor
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Augustus

/ɔːˈɡʌstəs/
noun
1.
original name Gaius Octavianus; after his adoption by Julius Caesar (44 bc) known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. 63 bc–14 ad, Roman statesman, a member of the second triumvirate (43 bc). After defeating Mark Antony at Actium (31 bc), he became first emperor of Rome, adopting the title Augustus (27 bc)
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Augustus

masc. proper name, from Latin augustus "venerable" (see august). The name originally was a cognomen applied to Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus as emperor, with a sense something like "his majesty."

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augustus caesar in Culture

Augustus Caesar definition


The first emperor of Rome; the adopted son of Julius Caesar. In his reign, from 44 b.c. to a.d. 14, Rome enjoyed peace (see Pax Romana), and the arts flourished. The time of Augustus is considered a golden age for literature in Rome.

Note: Jesus was born during Augustus's reign.
Note: The month of August is named for Augustus.
Note: A time when literature and the arts in a nation are at their height is sometimes called an “Augustan age.” The eighteenth century in England, when many excellent authors were at work, is called the Augustan Age of English literature.
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augustus caesar in the Bible

the cognomen of the first Roman emperor, C. Julius Caesar Octavianus, during whose reign Christ was born (Luke 2:1). His decree that "all the world should be taxed" was the divinely ordered occasion of Jesus' being born, according to prophecy (Micah 5:2), in Bethlehem. This name being simply a title meaning "majesty" or "venerable," first given to him by the senate (B.C. 27), was borne by succeeding emperors. Before his death (A.D. 14) he associated Tiberius with him in the empire (Luke 3:1), by whom he was succeeded.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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