Born as Gaius Octavius into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian gens Octavia, he was named in Julius Caesar's will as his adopted son and heir. Unlike his predecessors, he managed to become the sole ruler of the Roman Empire and even managed to dramatically enlarge the Empire. As a consequence of Roman customs, society, and personal preference, he was known with many names throughout his life.
This preset is best used when connected to a PA console, audio interface or FRFR speaker as it has cab sim (IR) enabled. If you intend to use it with an amp and cabinet please disable the amp/cab block (or replace it with a FX Loop 1 block in order to use 4-cable-method).
- Thurinus: He was given the cognomen "Thurinus" in 60 BC, when he was a few years old. Later, after he had taken the name of Caesar, his rival Mark Antony referred to him as "Thurinus" in order to belittle him. In response, he merely said he was surprised that "using his old name was thought to be an insult".
- Julius Caesar: After he was adopted by Julius Caesar, he adopted Caesar's name in accordance with Roman naming conventions. While he dropped all references to the gens Octavia, people colloquially added the epithet Octavianus to his legal name, either to differentiate him from his adoptive father or to highlight his more modest origins.
- Divi Filius: Two years after his adoption, he founded the Temple of Caesar additionally adding the title Divi Filius ("Son of the Divine") to his name in attempt to strengthen his political ties to Caesar's former soldiers, following the deification of Caesar
- Augustus: Following his 31 BC defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, partly on his own insistence, on 16 January 27 BC the Roman Senate granted him the additional name, "Augustus", which he added to his previous names thereafter.
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This preset is part of the Octaves miniPack #1