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Mark Antony in Wikipedia
Marcus Antonius (in Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N) (January 14, 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark
Antony, was a Roman politician and general. He was an important supporter and the loyal friend of Gaius Julius Caesar
as a military commander and administrator, despite his blood ties, through his mother Julia, to the branch of Caesars
opposed to the Marians and murdered by them. After Caesar's assassination, Antony formed an official political
alliance with Octavian (Augustus) and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, known to historians today as the Second Triumvirate.
The triumvirate broke up in 33 BC. Disagreement between Octavian and Antony erupted into civil war, the Final War of
the Roman Republic, in 31 BC. Antony was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium, and in a brief land
battle at Alexandria. He and his lover Cleopatra committed suicide shortly thereafter...