The Second Triumvirate, 43-30 BC

The aim is to map out the extent of the Roman Republic at this point in time and highlight the areas of the empire that were designated to Octavian, Mark Anthony and Lepidus in their political alliance.

Any input or contributions are greatly appreciated.

The Second Triumvirate was a political alliance formed after the Roman dictator Julius Caesar’s assassination, between Caesar’s three most important supporters: Octavian (future emperor Augustus), Mark Antony and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. The triumvirate for organizing the republic (tresviri rei publicae constituendae), as it was formally known, ruled the Roman Republic essentially as a military dictatorship, with each of the triumvirs assuming charge of an individual set of provinces. Unlike the earlier First Triumvirate, the Second was an official, legally established institution, whose overwhelming power in the Roman state was given full legal sanction and whose imperium maius outranked that of all other magistrates, including the consuls.

The Roman Republic under the Second Triumvirate, c. 40 BC. (c) Borsanova

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