Octavian Augustus History of Augustus • • • • Augustus was born in Gaius Octavius Thurinus, Rome on September 23, 63 BC. His father, Gaius Octavius, was the governor of Macedonia. His mother came from a renowned family and was the niece of Julius Caesar. Octavian grew up in the village of Velletri, Rome. His father died when he was four years old. His mother got remarried, but he was sent to his grandmother, Julia Caesaris where he was raised there. As he grows up to become a man, Augustus got involved in politics. After decay had passed, he was capable of joining Caesar. Caesar was contented with him and, as he had no son of his own. Julius Caesur made Octavian his son nephew so they could rule the Roman empire. Augustus Empire Augutus Belief System • Augustus Caesar worshiped the Roman state gods. He also established a ministry for his adopted father Julius Caesar.However his personal god was Apollo and he built temples to worship him as the most important one being near the site of his victory at Actium. Augustus Economy • Augustus improved the Roman economy by the cosmic influx of cash he brought into the treasury by his conquest of Egypt. • Interests rates to drop dramatically and businesses were able to flourish. • He numerous building projects also generated jobs. • Peaceful conditions the roads relatively safe for travel and trading rates.