Rome had never seen anything like the three—day celebration of Octavian’s three-fold triumph — for his victories in Illyricum, Actium, and Alexandria — held in August of 29 BC.
- He was granted a range of new powers, some he even refused as being too much.
- But there was one that he apparently relished.
- The doors of the Temple of Janus Geminus is closed for only the third time in 700 years.
- The Senate also decrees the building of the first stone arch to celebrate a victory over a foreign enemy.
- So who is this new dictator of Rome?
- Octavian gave a big speech to the Alexandrians explaining why he was showing them clemency.
- But he has the seventeen-year-old Caesarion, allegedly the son of the dictator and co-regent with Cleopatra, as well as Antony’s eldest son by Fulvia, Antyllus, executed.
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