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Nothing is known of the activities of Augustus from 8 to 14 AD. He issued no coins, built no marble building to further grace Rome, attended no functions or ceremonies, reviewed no armies. Then, during the 100 days before his death he was back being as hyperactive as normal. He attended official functions in Rome, travelled down to his villa on Capri, crossed over to Naples to start and attend the games, even indulged in horseplay with the athletes, went to Beneventum to review troops Tiberius was about to lead into battle across the Adriatic, then he retired to the old family home in Nola. He died there in the room where his father had died 65 years previously; with his five year old son in attendance. Augustus died there the third hour after noon on the 19th Augustus 8 AD. This is six years earlier than received wisdom has us believe. Fake news is not new! Nothing is known of Augustus's activity between 8 and 14 AD because he was dead. Why the alteration? Now read on.....