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Second Triumvirate

After Julius Caesar's death, a power struggle broke out among his great-nephew and adopted son Octavian, his chief lieutnant Mark Antony and his assassins Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus.

The Second Triumvirate, established in 43 BC, consisted of

In 42 BC, Philippi was the site of the final battle between the forces of Marc Antony and Octavian and the forces of Cassius and Brutus.

After the triumvirate came to an end, Mark Antony was decisively defeated by Octavian in the naval battle of Actium. Mark Antony committed suicide prior to Octavian's entry into Alexandria in 30 BC.

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See also: Cicero

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