Mark Antony

By:kamari sykes

  • Marcus Antonius (January 14, 83 BC-August 1, 30 BC) commonly known in English as Mark Antony was a Roman  politician and general during the last few days   of the Roman Republic . He played a  critical role in the events which led to the transformation of the democratic Republic into the autocratic Roman Empire .  Antony  was an important  supporter of an military commander for Julius Caesar during his conquest of Gaul and subsequent civil war . Caesar appointed     Antony the administrator of Italy while he eliminated his political opponents in Greece, North Africa, and Spain. After Caesar's assassination  in 44 BC, Antony joined forces with Marcus Lepidus   one of Caesar's generals, and Caesar's adoptive son Octavian in a three-man dictatorship known as the Second Triumvirate  The Triumvirate defeated Caesar's murderers, the Liberato rs  at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC and divided government of the Republic Rome's client kingdom of ptolemaic Egypt   ruled by Queen Cleopatra  and command of Rome's War against Parthia  

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