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Mark Antony 83-30 BC Roman statesman and general who defeated the assassins of Julius Caesar and with Gaius Octavius and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus formed the Second Triumvirate which ultimately secured the end of the Roman Republic Antony was born in Rome and educated for a short time in Greece From 58 to 56 BC he served as a leader of cavalry in Roman campaigns in Palestine and Egypt and from 54 to 50 BC he served in Gaul under Julius Caesar Subsequently with Caesars aid he attained the offices of quaestor augur and tribune of the people At the outbreak of the civil war between Caesar and the Roman soldier and statesman Pompey the Great Antony was appointed Caesars commander in chief in Italy He commanded the left wing of Caesars army at the Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC and in 44 BC he shared the consulship with Caesar After the assassination of Caesar in 44 BC Antonys skillful speech redone by Shakespeare in the play Julius Caesar turned the Roman people against the conspirators leaving Antony for a time with almost absolute power in Rome A rival soon appeared however in the person of Gaius Octavius later the Roman emperor Augustus who was grandnephew of Caesar and Caesars designated heir A struggle for power broke out when Antony Octavius and a third contender for the throne the Roman general Marcus Aemilius Lepidus formed the Second Triumvirate and agreed to divide the Roman Empire among them In 42 BC at Philippi the triumvirate crushed the forces led by two assassins of Caesar the Roman statesmen Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus who sought to restore the Roman Republic Later in the same year Antony summoned the Egyptian queen Cleopatra to attend him in the city of Tarsus in Cilicia now in Turkey and explain her refusal to aid the triumvirate in the civil war Instead of punishing Cleopatra however Antony fell in
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