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He reformed the Roman system of taxation, developed networks of roads with an official courier system, established a standing army, established the Praetorian Guard, created official police and fire-fighting services for Rome, and rebuilt much of the city during his reign. He probably died from natural causes, although there were unconfirmed rumors that his wife Livia poisoned him.

He was succeeded as Emperor by his adopted son (also stepson and former son-in-law) Tiberius.

He was born at Ox Head, a small property on the Palatine Hill, very close to the Roman Forum.

He was given the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus, his cognomen possibly commemorating his father's victory at Thurii over a rebellious band of slaves.

Roman citizens adopted into a new family usually retained their old nomen in cognomen form (e.g., Octavianus for one who had been an Octavius, Aemilianus for one who had been an Aemilius, etc.).His father, also named Gaius Octavius, had been governor of Macedonia.Philippus claimed descent from Alexander the Great, and was elected consul in 56 BC.He was born Gaius Octavius into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian gens Octavia.His maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, and Octavius was named in Caesar's will as his adopted son and heir, then known as Octavianus (Anglicized as Octavian).

Roman citizens adopted into a new family usually retained their old nomen in cognomen form (e.g., Octavianus for one who had been an Octavius, Aemilianus for one who had been an Aemilius, etc.).

His father, also named Gaius Octavius, had been governor of Macedonia.

Philippus claimed descent from Alexander the Great, and was elected consul in 56 BC.

He was born Gaius Octavius into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian gens Octavia.

His maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, and Octavius was named in Caesar's will as his adopted son and heir, then known as Octavianus (Anglicized as Octavian).

His paternal great-grandfather Gaius Octavius was a military tribune in Sicily during the Second Punic War.