When you hear the name Augustus Caesar, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind?
Wasn’t that the Caesar who died from poisonous mushrooms?
- The first roman emperor
- Julius Caeser’s nephew.
Figs, fresh from the tree, but deliberately painted with poison by his wife.
Something else: Has a month named after him. Then Brian Blessed’s portrayal in I Claudius.
That was Claudius.
Any young lady who’s been hired to service him had better f__k him like Helen of Troy with her ass on fire, or Pullo will know the reason why.
LOL. I was going to say, I always remember him as Mr. Bingley.
"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. "
When you meet him in Civilization IV and he says “Care for some salad? I made it myself.”
(There was a picture of it in my junior high school history textbook, and I’ve associated it with him ever since).
There were rumors along those lines, but nothing that was ever proven.
He was 75 when he died. It was more likely just old age that got him.
I know you asked for one but…
Bashing his head against a wall shouting “Quintili Vare, legiones redde!”
The first thing that I think is that his name is the wrong way round. His full name, after he’d been given Augustus as a cognomen, was Imperator Gaius Julius Divi Filius Caesar Octavianus Augustus, or Caesar Augustus for short.
August was named after him.
That is 100% of everything I know about him.
Ditto Peter Morris’s #9 Post.
But I recently finished “The Birth of the Messiah” by Raymond E. Brown.
This. Especially the “IS THERE ANYONE IN ROME WHO HAS NOT SLEPT WITH MY DAUGHTER?!!!” scene.
He didn’t own any Apple products.