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Octavian as a young man
  43 BC - Second triumvirate formed.
Powerful senators Lepidus, (Marc) Antony and Octavian (later called Augustus) take over and agree to rule together in the Second Triumvirate. Each has absolute powers in different territories of the empire. Octavian controls Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Italy and eventually Spain; Antony rules the Greek East, including Egypt; while Lepidus controls Gaul and Further and Nearer Spain.

42 BC - Brutus and Cassius defeated in Greece.
The Second Triumvirate engineers the downfall of Brutus and Cassius, the assassins of Julius Caesar, at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC.
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