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Personality

Gauis Octavian (played in HBO's Rome by actors Max Pirkis and Simon Woods) is born to one of the most powerful families in Rome, he is the only son and youngest child of Atia of the Julii. His father dies when he was young and he was subsequently brought up by his mother and sister Octavia. Very intelligent and well read Octavian is a young man whose formidable mind marks him out even among the upper classes in Rome. His astute understanding of those around him makes him observant and lethally sharp in guessing the motives and intent of others. He is, however cold and distant. He also displays a cynicism which is more than likely a product of exposure to his amoral mother and the morally corrosive nature of Roman politics. He does however occasionaly display his insecurities such as self-doubt in front of his sister and Titus Pullo, with whom he admits his mediocre skills in physical combat.










Family/Relationships
Allegiances
Atia of the Julii is Octavian's mother.

Octavia is Octavian's sister.

Julius Caesar is Octavian's Uncle.

Livia is Octavian's Wife.

Antonia is his niece
Allies- Titus Pullo, Timon The Jew, Julius Caesar, Octavia of the Julii, Marcus Agrippa, Maecanes



Enemies- Servilia of the Junii, Brutus, Cassius, Mark Antony, Cleopatra



Defining Moments
  • After deciding to enter public life Octavian borrowed the money which had promised to give the Plebs. This went against what Atia and Antony wanted.
  • When he used Cicero.
  • His triumph over Antony



Strengths
  • Octavian is highly intelligent and reads situations very well.
  • Smart and observer learning
  • Good commander



Weaknesses
  • He is very cold and emotionless.
  • always in some trouble with his family.




Memorable Quotes
  • "Because the Roman people are suffering, because slaves have taken all the work, because nobles have taken all the land and because the streets are filled with the homeless and the starving.
  • "The money is legally mine! I was able to borrow against it."
  • "It's not the killing. It is the waving about of swords I find tedious. I dare say I can kill people readily enough so long as they are not fighting back."




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RoyalDynasty666 Octavian good guy or bad guy? 0 Jul 20 2010, 4:43 AM EDT by RoyalDynasty666
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Octavian was a great crafty politician and a admirable leader, yet at the same time cruel and cold. He's a mix of the best and worst of Roman character.
eirene_adela What does Octavian say... 5 Aug 11 2009, 5:32 PM EDT by Alexios#1
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In Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus, when Atia has returned from Egypt and slaps Octavian, he tells her she can have her villa. What does he say about Octavia? I keep repeating it but i can't make out if he's saying "And Octavia as well" or "Is Octavia well?". Sorry for asking such a stupid question but it has been bugging me. I love that scene so much though, brilliant acting. Poor Atia, but i love how she says "Crush Anthony and his Queen" and her expression. I love Polly Walker.
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