The trailer for Imperator Augustus radiates this. It starts with an unnamed Roman general and Octavian's mother talking to him about the future of Rome. The young man is confused, being better at politics than at fighting, but Rome doesn't need any more politicians; it needs soldiers, and Octavian is a great one. He is terrified at the prospect, but is told that Caesar wanted him as his successor not because he was loyal, but because he knew that Octavian would be able to carry on his legacy. Civil war is now inevitable; Marc Antony is set on Egypt and his new queen, Cleopatra, and will stop at nothing to achieve his ambitions. Octavian angrily asks how civil war will save the people of Rome; he is told it won't. Octavian will have to save them, by leading them through the crisis and onto victory. And though he believes he lacks Caesar's strength, he is reminded that Caesar's true strength came from the love the people had for him, and that Octavian can earn it, too. All men feel fear when their time comes, but it is time for Octavian to stretch out and reach for the absolute greatest that he believes Rome can strive for... but before that, he must survive, because Rome must have an Emperor.