Octavius

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Octavius, Caesar's adopted son, was in Greece when he heard of his inheritance. He return to Rome and noticed that Antony was in control of Rome. People feared that Antony was going to take Caesar's place and keep dictatorship. The senate wanted to use Octavius to get the republic to rise and not follow into Antony's ambitions. However, Cyserro, a senator, wanted to temporarily use Octavius and get ride of him after the senate regained control of the people. Octavius had a different mindset and told the senate that he wanted to protect Rome from farther monarchy and dictatorship. The senate ignored Octavius' ideas and made him a senate. The people noticed Antony's immaturity from his criticism of Octivan. This should was on the reasons people felt he should not be a politician. The senate sent an army lead by Octavius against Antony in Northern Italy. In the following battles, Antony's army was defeated. This allowed the senate to believe they had saved the republic but they still had to deal with Octavius original ambitions. He had similarities to Caesar and kept his army with him to keep his power. This lead to him marching on Rome as if they were his enemy to ask if he could become council. Due to his power, the senate could not refuse his offer. After gaining his biggest goal, he looked to Mark Antony to be his alley because they both wanted revenge of Caesar’s death. They planned to divide the empire and eliminated any competition. They began by edging Leviticus out of relevance and split Rome into half. Mark Antony got the east while Octavius got the west. Both knew that one day, they would fight for it all. Octavius had become ruthless and found ways to remove anyone who had the means to go against him. Also, he used his power to move about with women. He began with a marriage and a child before quickly being divorced. This was followed by finding another…...

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