Due to the crowded nature of Rome at the time, Octavius was taken to his father's home village at Velletri to be raised.Octavius only mentions his father's equestrian family briefly in his memoirs.
His paternal great-grandfather Gaius Octavius was a military tribune in Sicily during the Second Punic War.
His grandfather had served in several local political offices.
Philippus never had much of an interest in young Octavius.
Because of this, Octavius was raised by his grandmother, Julia, the sister of Julius Caesar.
At the very beginning of my career, I was a junior programmer on a team that developed software to control an electronics test station, used to diagnose problems with assorted components of jet fighters.
Part of my job was the requisite grunt work of doing the build, which entailed a compile-script, and the very manual procedure of putting all the necessary stuff onto a boot-loader tape to be used to build the 24 inch distribution disk arrays.This personal tale from Snoofle has all of my favorite ingredients for a WTF: legacy hardware, creative solutions, and incompetent management.We'll be running one more "Best Of…" on New Years Day, and then back to our regularly scheduled programming…The reign of Augustus initiated an era of relative peace known as the Pax Romana (The Roman Peace).The Roman world was largely free from large-scale conflict for more than two centuries, despite continuous wars of imperial expansion on the Empire's frontiers and the year-long civil war known as the "Year of the Four Emperors" over the imperial succession.The Triumvirate was eventually torn apart by the competing ambitions of its members.