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Effects Of Caesar's Assassination

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Alyssa Cameli

on 24 October 2012

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Alyssa Cameli Examining The Effects of Caesar's Assassination Liberators Fear and Uncertainty Marcus Antonius Octavius Many of the Roman citizens loved Caesar and didn't know what to do when he was killed. Caesar's grand nephew
Challenged Antonius's power
Claimed his inheritance
Antonius claimed the money was public funds.
Antonius had created false hope by promising
a legacy to every citizen.
Octavius sold his own estates, borrowed money and paid the promised legacies.
People now favored Octavius over Antonius. Cicero Wanted to weaken the power of Antonius and prevent a relationship between Antonius and Octavius.
With the speech, "Philippics," Cicero ruined the
popularity of Antonius.
Attempted to defeat Antonius using Octavius's ability as a member of the senate to conduct war.
War was known as the War of Mutina--Octavius was successful.
The war resulted in a relationship between Octavius and Antonius--Cicero's plan had backfired. The Second Triumvirate Antonius Battle of Philippi War against Liberators
Octavius was opposed to Brutus and Antonius
to Cassius.
Both Cassius and Brutus committed suicide
when they believed that they had no chance
of wining the battle.
With their deaths, their republic was at an end. Men who killed Caesar after his death called themselves"liberators."

Did not think of what would happen to Rome if they killed the tyrant.

It was not a surprise that Rome was in dismay and confusion -- their master mind and executive power had been taken. Stood in the best position to take
control of the unstable Rome.
Influenced Senate to confirm all of
Caesar's acts.
Read the will of Caesar, which left
his palace and gardens to the
people, and legacy to every citizen.
People rushed through towns
seeking revenge on liberators.
Liberators were forced to leave Rome.
Antonius was for the first time supreme--assumed role of Caesar's executor. but not for long... Influence sought by both Antonius and Cicero New Divisions of the Province Octavius Lepidus They agreed to divide the western provinces among themselves, and then to make a new division after they had driven Brutus and Cassius from the eastern provinces. Brutus&Cassius Octavius in the West Antonius in the East There was turmoil between Octavius and Antonius--Battle of Actium broke out. Battle of Actium Antonius and Cleopatra united their forces against Rome.
Octavius and trusted general, Agrippa transported fifty thousand men to coast.
Antonius's main army was posted in Actium.
Naval Battle
Antonius defeated
Octavius left as sole ruler of Rome. Octavius became known as Augustus and the Roman Empire was born... Works Cited http://www.forumromanum.org/history/morey22.html

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