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Augustus, Rome's first emperor
"Augustus established a government which endured, with relative peace, for two hundred years. He, Gaius Octavius (known then as Octavian) began, at the age of 19, to consolidate the Roman Empire."
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Octavian, a youth of 19 years, was the heir of Julius Caesar, who bequeathed him a fortune. Mark Antony withheld the money to thwart Octavian's efforts to build a political base. How did Octavian execute the financial features of Caesar's will?
He went on a military campaign for war spoils.
He raided the public treasury.
He borrowed the money to execute Caesar's will.
Another relative willed more money to him.
Octavian fell in love with Livia, who was already married to another man. Who was the man upon whom Octavian applied pressure to release her?
Gaius Cassius Longinus
Tiberius Claudius Nero
When Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra, what plans did he have for Cleopatra?
He considered appointing her governor of Egypt.
He planned to exile her to the Egyptian wilderness.
He intended to execute her in Alexandria.
He wanted to lead her into Rome in chains behind his chariot.
What happened to the Roman economy when Octavian returned to Rome with Egyptian wealth?
Romans began collecting coins.
There was panic in Rome and banks closed.
Interest rates fell and money came out of hiding.
Piracy increased on the seas.
What power granted to Augustus by the Senate gave him authority outside of Italy?
Augustus returned to Rome from Egypt with many legions under his control, including those which defected from Mark Antony. What did he do with regard to this huge army?
He camped all of them outside of Rome.
He disbanded many legions and settled their veterans in colonies.
He gave control of them totally to the Senate.
He left a large force in Egypt.
With which wife did Augustus have one natural child?
Julia, daughter of Caesar
Which cult did Augustus banish from Rome because of their alleged practice of human sacrifice?
What famous edifice did Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa construct in Rome?
The Temple of Castor and Pollux
The Arch of Drusus
Augustus gave his name to the month of August. What was the original Latin name for this month?
Augustus had two stepsons by his marriage to Livia. Tiberius was one of them. Who was the other one?
Drusus the Elder
Augustus exiled a certain poet for writing what he considered to be indecent verse. Who was this poet?
When Octavian returned victorious to Rome after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, approximately how many legions under his command?
40 or more
20 or 21
There was objection to Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa marrying Julia, the daughter of Augustus. Why was this?
He was not of noble birth.
He was an alcoholic.
He had been a previous enemy of Octavian.
He grew up with Mark Antony.
Augustus fell ill while away from Rome and died. Where did he pass away?
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