He died in 41, while stationed with his army at the foot of the Alps, just as he was on the point of marching against Octavianus.
E€(3aare), the title given by the Roman senate, on the 17th of January 27 B.C., to Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 B.C.-A.D.
On landing he learnt that Caesar had made him his heir and adopted him into the Julian gens, whereby he acquired the designation of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.
Octavianus conducted himself with consummate adroitness, making use of all competitors for power, but assisting none.
The soldiers of Octavianus demanded the consulship for him, and the senate, though now much alarmed, could not prevent his election.
Octavianus and Antonius crossed the Adriatic in 42 B.C. to reduce the last defenders of the republic. Brutus and Cassius were defeated, and fell at the battle of Philippi.
But Octavianus could not allow the capital to be kept in alarm for its daily sustenance.
But Octavianus was well served by the commander of his fleet, M.
Lepidus was an object of contempt to all parties, and Octavianus and Antonius remained to fight for supreme power.
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