Julius Cesar came into power in 58 B.C. After battle with gutal, present day France.
Octavian's path to power
Julius revised the Roman calendar, he gave land and grain to the poor, he made more seats in the senate, and granted citizenship to foreigners.
What happened after Octavian's victory
You are named Augustus. You can veto any law, you can rule all of Rome, and you control the army.
Tradition says Julius Caesar ignored a warning to "beware the ides of march" On March 15th. On that date in 44 B.C., Caesar's enemies surrounded him and stabbed him to death.
A civil war was Caesar's death. One side had his killers and the other had Octavian and The generals Antony and Lepidus. They defeated Caesar's killers in 43 B.C. Octavian Forced Lepidus to retire. Octavian And Anthony split the Roman kingdom into two parts. Anthony made an alliance with the Egyptian queen Cetopora. Octavian crushed Cetopra's Army and then ruled Rome alone.
Octavian was named Augustus. He had the power to veto any law, rule all of Rome, and control the army.