63 B.C. - 14 A.D. 1st Emperor (initially Imperator) of Rome (31 B.C.- 37 A.D.). In Robert Graves' I, Claudius (acted by Brian Blessed in the BBC miniseries), he wants to restore the Republic, rather than continue a monarchy; but his second wife, Livia, has other plans (she wants her son Tiberius to succeed Augustus). As Emperor, he was popular due to his support of the arts and public works such the famous Roman roads. The Senate renamed the month of Sextilis in his honor (to August).

Roman Emperors enumerated