from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Augustus.
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- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. The name of Augustus (Caesar) used between 44 and 27 BC
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Roman gens of the Octavii, or any member of it.
- n. One of the members of a committee of finance appointed by James VI., in 1595, to control the Royal Exchequer: so called because eight members of the Secret Council composed the committee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
The young Octavian is just this sickly kid who's maybe a coward as well, and goes and hides in a marsh when there's a day of battle and all this sort of thing.
Yes, it has some very thrilling moments, but, technically speaking, I still think Octavian is the better book.
Octavian is finally back on the shelves and I am going to have an opportunity to read it.
But here's my go at it: Octavian is raised in an odd house where only he and his mother, a princess in exile, have names.
Stylistically, I like the switch once Octavian is unable to speak of the horrors following the pox party; but I also found the letters written by a common soldier much easier to read (stylistically speaking.)
She asks about why Octavian is children's lit and frankly, I haven't seen anyone argue that point except Esme.
“Planks” was the code word Octavian and Agrippa employed when they spoke of Caesar’s war chest.
Even in his mind Agrippa never thought of him as Octavianus; he had been the first person to call Octavian by his adopted name, though now all his adherents did.
(then known as Octavian) defeated Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. when he was
(Photo: Franco Biciocchi, courtesy HBO) Caesar's heir: "Octavian" calculates his next move.
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