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Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
Octavian Augustus, the first and possibly greatest Roman emperor, founded the Roman empire after defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra. He reformed the coinage and the military, and embarked on a huge building program all across the empire. Augustus was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius after a long reign of 41 years. He was 77, having ruled from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D.
|on the Lycus was on the river Lycus (Curuksu), in , later the Roman Province of Pacatiana, now near the modern city of Denizli, Turkey. It was to one of the Seven churches of in the Book of Revelation. In 2013 the archaeological site was identified as a of World Heritage Site. Its ruins attest to its former greatness. Its many buildings include a stadium, , temples, a gymnasium, theaters, and a bouleuterion (Senate House). On the eastern , the line of the ancient wall may be distinctly traced, with the remains of the gate; there are streets traversing the town, flanked by colonnades and numerous pedestals. of the town, towards the Lycus, are many sarcophagi, with their covers lying near them, partly embedded in the ground, and all having been long since rifled.|