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.




If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a subscriber. If want to listen to the premium episodes of the series – 200 episodes on the lives of Julius, Augustus and Tiberius Caesar – you’ll need to become one of our subscribers and REGISTER NOW and pay unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.