many sweeping reforms as well as laws to maintain stability in marriage and to raise the birth rate. Remove Ads Advertisement Editorial Review This article has been reviewed for accuracy. He was told that Caesar in his will had adopted him as his son and had made him his chief personal heir. Exactly which of the three was most responsible for the killings is disputed by ancient and modern writers alike with some claiming Octavian innocent and others ascribing to him the most bloodshed. He was at Apollonia now in Albania completing his academic and military studies when. Horace and Propertius, he was a ruler of ability and vision and at his death. In return for troops Antony needed for his forthcoming war against the empires eastern neighbour Parthia and its Median allies. Octavian married Sextuss relative Scribonia though before long he divorced her for personal incompatibility. Together with another supporter of Caesar. Their first order of business seems to have been the systematic killing of any political rivals and supporters of Caesars assassins. Julius Caesars recognition as a god of the Roman state in January 42 bce enhanced Octavians prestige as son of a god. The month of August was named in his honor. Sextus Pompeius Pompey the Greats son who had seized Sicily and the sea routes 63 bcedied, born September 23, pompey, in order to appease another potential enemy. Augustus took great personal concern in the arts and was a personal patron of many artists. A bronze head of Augustus, gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, the leading poets of the day. Relations between Octavian and Mark Antony began to deteriorate. Augustus was proclaimed by the Senate to be a Roman god. He learned that Julius Caesar had been murdered. The peace which Augustus restored the.