Suetonius (69AD to 122 AD)
He was unusually handsome and exceedingly graceful, though he cared nothing for personal adornment. His hair was slightly curly and inclining to golden. He had clear, bright eyes, in which he liked to have people think that it was from a divine power. Read more....
Why don't I know more about Octavian?
I asked myself that question "quite a few years ago" and have been interested in him ever since.
Octavian was born in 63 BC. He took the name Caesar Augustus in 27 BC when he became the first Emperor of the Roman Empire.
He's been considered arguably one of the greatest rulers to ever walk the face of the earth.
It's written in the New Testament:
“Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census be taken of all the inhabited of the earth”- Luke 2.1.
But it was the period prior to 27 BC that sparked my interest. It began in 44 BC, when 18-year-old Octavian is away at camp and he gets the news that Caesar's been assassinated back in Rome. He's devastated! His sadness soon turns to fury. Cunning and charismatic, he goes on a path of vengeance that doesn’t end until he becomes the first Emperor of Ancient Rome in 27 BC.
My curiosity was up...
How did young Octavian outwit and defeat such formidable characters as Brutus, Cassius, Cicero, Mark Antony & Cleopatra?"
Read more about why I wrote the book...