Gaius Octavius av Octavii
född -100, död -59
Gaius Octavius av Octavii
f. -100
Roma, Lazio, Italien

d. -59
Roma, Lazio, Italien

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Gaius Octavius av Octavii, född -100 i Roma, Lazio, Italien, död -59 i Roma, Lazio, Italien.

Gaius Octavius descended from an old, wealthy equestrian branch of the gens Octavia. Despite being from a wealthy family, his family was plebeian, rather than patrician. As a novus homo ("new man"), he would not be of a senatorial family.

Octavius' first wife was named Ancharia. The two had a child (named Octavia Major). It is not known how the marriage ended, although it is possible that Ancharia died during child birth. He later married the niece of Julius Caesar, Atia Balba Caesonia. How they met is not known, although Atia's family (through her father, the Balbi) lived close to Velitrae, which was the ancestral home of the Octavii. They had two children: Octavia Minor and the Emperor Augustus, the latter of whom was born in 63 BC.

Political career

Octavius was elected quaestor, believed to have been in 70 BC. In 61 BC, he was elected praetor. In 60 BC, after his term had ended, he was appointed proprietor, and was to serve as governor (praefectus pro praetor) of Macedonia. Before he left for Macedonia, the senate sent him to put down a slave rebellion at Thurii. These slaves had previously taken part in the rebellions of Spartacus and Catiline. He then left for Macedonia and proved a capable administrator, governing "courageously and justly", his deeds included leading the Roman forces to victory in an unexpected battle against the Thracian Bessian tribe. Cicero had high regard for his diplomatic dealings. Because of his successful term as governor of Macedonia, he won the support necessary to be elected consul.

In 59 BC, Octavius sailed to Rome, to stand for election as consul. However, he died before arriving in Rome. He supposedly died in the same bedroom where Augustus would pass away many years later. His career is summarized in an inscription erected by his son on the forum he built in Rome.

Married in -68 to Atia Balba av ATII -87--43 with
F Octavia av OCTAVII -69--11
M Augustus av ROM -63-14

Gift med
Atia Balba av Atii, född -87 i Roma, Lazio, Italien, död -43 i Roma, Lazio, Italien.

Octavia av Octavii, född -69, död -11

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