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Lecture 18

Lecture 18

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Classical Studies
CLST 232
Christine Lane

Lecture 18Gaius Octavianus 18 years old Sickly Little military experience Fought with Julius Caesar at Munda Spain Openly challenged Mark Antonys claim that he was political heir Changed name to Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Add legitimacy Antony tried to block the adoption Antony refuses to release the money that Caesar wanted to give to citizens Octavian ends up selling own property to give money to people Cicero comes out of retirement to support Octavian Phillipics speeches against Mark Antony Senate concerned about Antony Use Octavian against Antony and discard him later on Antony rallied troops Mostly Caesars veterans 2 out of 4 legions joined Octavian after being bribed Antony heads to Cisalpine Gaul Governed by Decimus Brutus Marcus Brutuss brother Involved in Caesars assassination Antony attacks Brutus Senate declares Antony a public enemy Octavian made praetor on advice of Cicero First position Never held office before unusual to get praetorship Aulus Hirtius and Gaius Vibius Pansa consuls Head off to save D Brutus Have two battles and defeated Antony Both consuls die
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