yalepress : On this date, in 27 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, in gratitude for his returning power to the Senate.

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On this date, in 27 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, in gratitude for his returning power to the Senate. Read more on why so ambitious and talented a politician would give up any of his power in Adrian Goldsworthy’s biography Augustus.


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