Octavius's Assassination

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The adopted son of the great Julius Caesar, Gaius Octavius born in 23rd of September 63 BC and reigned from 27 BC-14 AD. Although he never claimed the title of an emperor, he was in fact the first emperor of Rome. The process taken by Gaius Octavius to become Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus and the sequence of events that led to Octavian eliminating his potential threats to his succession was a significant historical figures. Event that was taken by Gaius Octavianus in order for his succession of becoming Augustus was through Eliminating political parties through war and through proscription, Avenging Caesars death(second triumvirate vs Cassius and Brutus) and the battle of Actium in which will be furtherly discussed.
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Eighteen year old Octavius left Macedonia immediately and went to Rome when he heard that Caesar was assassinated and responded by announcing that he would avenge Caesar 's death, pay Caesar 's bequest to Roman citizens that Mark Antony ignored and celebrate gladiatorial games in honors of Julius Caesar when. Octavius actions caused him popularity and caused his rivalry, Mark Antony to withdraw and seek support outside of Rome. As Octavian was growing in age, in political skills and also by his actions, he was granted with Julius Caesars veterans and head of the army. Instead of a civil war against Anthony and his supporters in Gaul, Octavius was forced to negotiate with his opponents where he would benefit. Octavius, Lepidus and Anthony formed an alliance called ' 'the second triumvirate ' ' in which they divided the Roman empire into three parts. Octavian was given Africa, Sicily and Sardinia, Lepidus was Gallia Narbonese and Spain and Anthony was given Gallia Comata and Galli Cisalpine. The main aim of the negotiation was to reconstruct the state but the triumvirs used their powers to eliminate any political opponents though the use of proscription in which was over 2000 men including 300 senate and anyone who killed them were rewarded. In…show more content…
It was a promise that he granted to the roman people and Caesars bequests as soon as he had some type of power after the death of Julius Caesar. In 42 BC, Octavius and Mark Anthony (the second triumvirate) assembled twenty eight thousand legions and engaged the main instigators ' of Caesars death in which was Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus in Philippi Macedonia. Brutus and Cassius had an army of around nineteen thousand legions, around ten thousand legions less but had occupied the best position as they at the top two little hills in west of Philippi. Under mark Anthony 's order, the armies between the second triumvirate and Brutus and Cassius engaged twice and the triumvirs being successful in both battles. Octavian played little role in both battles as he was young ( around 18-20 years of age) and unexperienced with combat tactics. Both assassinated of Caesar, Brutus and Cassius committed suicide after their defeat leaving the republicans with neither leaders nor army. Following the defeat, Octavian received Spain, Sardinia and Africa while Antony kept Italy and Gaul and Lepidus in Africa. The triumvirs agreement expired and had to form new agreements in 37bc. The terms required Octavian to send twenty thousand legionaries to Anthony for the Parthian campaign and Anthony was required to give one hundred and twenty ships for Octavian
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