Rome - AUGUSTUS (27 BC-14 AD)
Civil war broke out after Julius Caesar's assassination. Two of the assassins, Brutus and Cassius, led one side. Octavian, Caesar's adopted 18-year-old son, and Mark Antony, one of Caesar's lieutenants, opposed their bid for power. In 2 quick battles, the assassins were crushed. The victory catapulted young Octavian"" or Augustus, as he was later called"" into the political limelight. Besides the power of his father's name, Octavian seems to have been rather striking in appearance. Bible History Online.