Now I understand what people mean when they go "Look what I'm doing instead of getting ready for exams!"
This messy comic is based on the wonderful novel "Augustus" by John Williams, although I changed some stuff and added some
The inspiration comes from my studies as well.
The characters here are: Gaius Octavius-
(Who then changed his name to Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Divi Filius (son of the divine), Imperator, who was later known as Augustus.) After the Battle of Actium his position was great enough so he formed the monarchy reign of the Principate- thus forming the Roman Empire. His health was not so very good and he was often sick. He's greatest illness was in 27 BC, though here I skipped those 4 years..Ironicaly, he outlived all his friends and allies. Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa -
Augustus' best friend and the most loyal one since their childhood. He helped him during all his battles. Thanks to his naval training of the Roman soldiers, the battle of Actium was won. Later he became an Aedile - meaning he was responsible for the building and municipal issues of Rome. (It is said that the base of the Pantheon was built by him, as can be seen on the front of the building). Livia-
the third and the last wife of Augustus. This marriage, unlike the others of Augustus' lasted very long. She was already a married woman when she was forced to marry Augustus, and had a son. But Augustus and her never had any children together. Later their relationship turned dull, but they kept being friendly... Julia -
(Iulia), the only biological child of Augustus from his second wife, Scribonia, whom he divorced shortly after. I don't know if it is true, but in the novel, Augustus calls her "My Little Rome" which I think is adorable. :3 At the age of 16 she was married to Agrippa. That was her second marriage. But as she grew up she turned to have more of a "free will", attended parties and orgies and...well..had relationships with all kinds of men.. Antonius Musa -
Augustus' best physician, of Greek origin. He became known for curing Augustus' illness with cold baths and compresses.
Have I mentioned how hard I ship Augustus & Agrippa? Ahh..when history gives you feelingsss..