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Augustus and Family

Augustus

Born: 23 September 63 BC
Died: 19 August 14 AD
Reign: 27 BC – 14 AD
 

 

Augustus was the emperor at the time of Jesus Birth. His decree to take a census meant that Joseph and Mary had to travel to their ancestral hometown of Bethlehem for the census. It was during their visit to Bethlehem that Jesus was born.
 
Luke 2:1-3
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

 

Augustus’ reign bought a degree of peace and stability to the empire known as the ‘Roman peace’ or ‘Pax Romana’. Travel became safer and the empire flourished as many roads, bridges and aqueducts were constructed and many other public works were carried out.
 
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Augustus

 

Bust Made : Unknown

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at a street gallery in Rome, Italy

Augustus

 

Statue Made : 1930s

Place: Modern

 

This is a modern bronze casting of the Prima Porta statue of Augustus erected on the Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome.

 

Photographed on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy

Augustus

 

Statue Made : 27 BC – 14 AD

Place: Julian Basilica, Corinth

 

Photographed at Corinth Museum, Ancient Corinth, Greece

Augustus

 

Bust Made : 27 BC – 14 AD

Place: Pergamum, Asia Minor (Turkey)

 

Photographed at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Augustus as Pontifex Maximus

 

Statue Made : 1 decade BC

Place: Unknown

 

The statue was constructed from separate parts made from a variety of marbles.

 

Photographed at the National Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Augustus

 

Bust Made : ca 50 AD

Place: Unknown

 

Posthumus bust

 

Photographed at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, USA

Augustus

 

Bust Made : 27 BC – 14 AD

Place: Unknown

 

Part of a series of busts known as the Prima Porta busts.

 

Photographed at the Louvre, Paris, France.

Relief Head of Augustus

 

Relief Made : 30 - 50 AD

Place: Rome, Italy

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany

Livia

Born: 30 January 58 BC
Died: 28 September 29 AD
Empress: 27 BC–14 AD
 

 

Livia was the 3rd wife of the Emperor Augustus. She was also the mother of the next emperor, Tiberius. He was a son from an earlier marriage and was adopted by Augustus as his heir.
 
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Livia

 

Bust Made : ca. 20 BC

Place: Crete

 

Made from Parian marble.

 

Photographed at the Athens Museum, Athens, Greece

Livia

 

Bust Made : 31 BC – 14 AD

Place: From the collection of S Giovanni

 

Photographed at the National Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy

Livia

 

Bust Made : 25 – 1 BC

Place: Italy

 

3rd wife of the Emperor Augustus. Mother of Tiberius.

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England

Octavia the Younger

Born: 69 BC
Died: 11 BC
 

 

Octavia was the sister of the Emperor Augustus. She was also the great grandmother of Caligula and Agrippina the younger, and grandmother of Claudius.
 
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Octavia the Younger

 

Bust Made : 31 BC – 14 AD

Place: Velletri

 

Photographed at the National Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy

Lucius and Gaius Caesar

Lucius
Born: 17 BC
Died: 20 August 2 AD
 
 
Gaius
Born: 20 BC
Died: 21 February 4 AD
 

 

Lucius and Gaius Caesar were the grandsons of the emperor Augustus by his daughter Julia and his friend Marcus Agrippa. Both Lucius and Gaius were later adopted by Augustus, but both died while young men.
 
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Gaius or Lucius Caesar

 

Bust Made : 20 BC – 4 AD

Place: National Garden, Athens

 

Grandson of the Emperor Augustus. Bust made from Thasian marble.

 

Photographed at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens,, Greece

Lucius Caesar

 

Statue Made : 17 BC – 2 AD

Place: Julian Basilica, Corinth

 

Grandson of the Emperor Augustus.

 

Photographed at Corinth Museum, Ancient Corinth, Greece

Gaius Caesar

 

Statue Made : 20 BC – 4 AD

Place: Julian Basilica, Corinth

 

Grandson of the Emperor Augustus.

 

Photographed at Corinth Museum, Ancient Corinth, Greece