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We all have our best friends, and we all have our enemies. Julius Caesar was a ruler in Rome way back when, and he had his share of friends and enemies. Julius Caesar was an important part of history, but just as important are the people who affected and were a part of his life. Mark Antony, Cassius, and Marcus Brutus were extremely influential and detrimental in the life of Julius Caesar, and all of them have a back story of their own. Mark Antony was a cornerstone in Rome's transition from a Republic to an Empire. Antony was born in Rome in 83 BC. He had somewhat of a reckless childhood, and was sent East to become a cavalry officer. The new officer won important battles in Palestine and Egypt and ended up joining Julies Caesar as a staff officer. By 48 BC, he was in Greece as Caesar's second in command. In 44 BC, Caesar became consul for the final time with Antony as his co-consul. Mark Antony wasn't in Greece when he heard the rumor of the planned assassination of Julius Caesar. He traveled to Greece as fast as he could, but never did make it back in time to warn his friend. After Caesar's death, Octavian, Caesar's adopted son and Antony's main rival, took over the empire at age seventeen. Antony wasn't happy with the decision to have someone so young take over Rome, although it didn't take Octavian long to realize that Antony was a force to be reckoned with and seek an alliance with him. Mark Antony, Octavian, and their other rival, Lepidus, formed the Second Triumvirate, with Antony ruling the East. Antony had started an affair with Cleopatra in 41 BC, and during a battle with Octavian, Cleopatra and Antony faced certain defeat. Antony falsely heard that Cleopatra had already taken her own life, and took his own. He w... ... middle of paper ... ...go down in history one way or another, but it's better to be recorded as a positive influence on the world and the people around us. Works Cited Badian, E. "Marcus Junius Brutus.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. S Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 04 May. 2014 . "Gaius Cassius Longinus.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 04 May. 2014 . “Marcus Junius Brutus.” 2014. The website. Apr 23 2014 . "Mark Antony." A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 23 Apr. 2014. .
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