Emperor Augustus, formerly Octavius, the first Roman Emperor. Not so nice to Cleopatra or Mark Antony, though. :-(

Augustus Prima Porta in marble - from the first century C. Adopted son of Julius Caesar and my favorite Roman emperor!

~AUGUSTUS: The first Roman emperor, also called Octavian, adopted by Caesar and gained power by his defeat of Antony, he then became the emperor in effect~

Augustus Caesar (born Gaius Octavius) was the first Emperor of Rome, who assumed rule 17 years after Julius Caesar assassination. Along with Mark Antony, he conquered the senatorial armies and ruled the West portion of the then-growing Roman Empire.

It was one of the treasures selected for the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects as the fix-gazed, sole bronze portrait of the Roman emperor Augustus to survive with its original inlaid eyes.  But the Merӧe Head, which has just gone on show in a display telling the story of its violent fate in Egypt almost 2,000 years ago, was once the subject of crushing humiliation rather than hushed admiration from its public.

It was one of the treasures selected for the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects as the fix-gazed, 2000 year old sole bronze portrait of the Roman emperor Augustus to survive with its original inlaid eyes.

Roman Leaders Timeline | Note: Images are courtesy of the listed Museums andWikimedia under the ...

last-of-the-romans: “The Roman EmperorThe roll of Emperors spans more than 500 years of Roman History. All of those listed below bore the title; ten of the most famous are pictured above. The list has.

Facial Reconstruction of the Founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, Augustus (63BC-14AD)

Facial Reconstruction of the Founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, Augustus

The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

Roman Emperor Augustus. Founder of the Roman Empire.

Roman Emperor Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire. The emperor Augustus as Pontifex Maximus, togatus, after 12 A.

Portrait head of the Emperor Augustus, ca. 14–37; Julio-Claudian  Roman  Marble    Source: Portrait head of the Emperor Augustus [Roman] (07.286.115) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Portrait head of the Emperor Augustus, ca. Julio-Claudian Roman Marble Source: Portrait head of the Emperor Augustus [Roman]

Maecenas Presenting the Liberal Arts to Emperor Augustus - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Maecenas Presenting the Liberal Arts to Emperor Augustus - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Oil on canvas. 70 x 89 cm. The State Hermitage Museum, St.

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