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Augustus [1]
(5,528 words)

[German version]

A. Origin and adoption by Caesar

Born on 23 September 63 BC in Rome as the son of C.  Octavius and  Atia [1], from an affluent family that did not belong to the nobility. A. lost his father at the age of four and was raised by his mother, a niece of Caesar (Tac. Dial. 28,5), first in V…

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Kienast, Dietmar (Neu-Esting), “Augustus [1]”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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