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Definition: Second three-man ruling group to rule Rome, formed to fill the void in government left by Julius Caesar's death. The members were Octavian, Marc Antony, and Lepidus. When Antony became involved with Cleopatra (Egypt's pharaoh) and decided to fight Rome, Octavian played a part in defeating Antony's forces. Once Antony was out of the way and Lepidus was forced to retire, Octavian was free to become Augustus Caesar.

Related Resources:
All About Augustus Caesar
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The Augustun Age
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Ancient Rome
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Augustus Biography
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