Definition of Octavian

1. Noun. 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).

Definition of Octavian

1. Proper noun. (historical) ( male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (context: specifically) The name of Augustus (Ceasar) used between 44 and 27 BC ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octavian

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Ochsner clamp
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Octavian (current term)
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Octomitus hominis

Literary usage of Octavian

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"defeated in the same year, and his death in 35 left 'Octavian sole master of ... In 82 Antony inflicted one more outrage upon Octavian by divorcing Octavia ..."

2. A Smaller History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of by William Smith (1899)
"Meantime important events had been taking place in Italy. Octavian found immense difficulties in satisfying the demands of the veterans. ..."

3. History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages: Der Wendepunkt der Renaissance by Woldemar von Seidlitz, Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton (1903)
"No Roman coins of this period have come down to us, but undoubtedly Octavian must have had coins engraved with his name and his title of Princeps. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Ал tony was denounced as a public enemy, and Octavian was entrusted with the command of the war against him. Antony was defeated at Mutina (43) where be was ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers who Were at Work in England by Henry Robert Plomer (1907)
"These premises being destroyed in the fire, Octavian Pulleyn moved into ... Probably son of Octavian Pulleyn the Elder. Dealer in French literature in ..."

6. Ancient History by Hutton Webster (1913)
"Civil War between Antony and Octavian Though the republic had been overthrown, it remained to be seen who would be master of the new empire, ..."

7. History: Fiction of Science? by Anatoly T. Fomenko (2005)
"Octavian became recognized as the legitimate ruler and senator of all ... Let us point out that “ancient” coins of the “ancient” Octavian Augustus had no ..."

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