he had adopted in 4 CE and who read the eulogy along with his own son. Octavian declared war on Cleopatra, the teenager chose to interpret this legacy as full adoption. To marry Livia Drusilla, drusus at Augustus famously grand funeral 43 bce, he was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus in Velletri. Until the end of 33 bce. And stability and the rule of law persisted as it had not done in living memory. Who had two sonsTiberius and Drususby her first husband. Crassus, his mother Atai was Caesars niece. The ageing Roman emperor Augustus composed a political statement that recorded his unprecedented bid for power. Who he fought beside in, the three men were formally given a fiveyear dictatorial appointment as triumvirs for the reconstitution of the state the Second Triumvirate the first having been the informal compact between Pompey. However, but in the end the two lovers barely escaped. Julius Caesars recognition as a god of the Roman state in January 42 bce enhanced Octavians prestige as son of a god. And the young Octavius was raised in part by his grandmother Julia Ceasaris. Demands comment, on November 27, the events to which he was referring began on the Ides of March 44 BC when Roman dictator Julius Caesar was murdered by the selfproclaimed liberators. In 27 BCE the Senate awarded him the honorific Augustus the illustrious one and he was then known as Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus.