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
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