Via dei Fori Imperiali
On September 23rd 63 BCE, Gaius Octavius was born. Under the name Augustus, he would become Ancient Rome's first and longest-reigning emperor (r. 27 BCE - 14CE).
A bronze statue of Augustus, a 20th century copy of a marble original, stands outside the Forum of Augustus.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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