Marc Antony And Julius Caesar
Plutarch, a Greek biographer and essayist, was quoted to saying that Mark Antony’s “open and lavish hand in gifts and favors to his friends and fellow-soldiers, did a great deal for him in his first advance to power” despite his hedonism. This enabled Antony to be of assistance to Caesar in the conquest of Gaul and promoted his subsequent rise to power.
Caesar's death brought a chaotic grab for power among several factions - the establishing of Antony’s empire was at the expense of Caesar’s then nineteen-year-old heir, Gaius Octavius Thurinus …show more content…
This helped empower not only the public, but also helped Antony bring a stable and competent rule all whilst having the public support. He set up the Second Triumvirate and brought Egypt closely into the fold with Rome. Here, Egypt, being so vital because of its grain production, was a sort of necessity to form an alliance with. Further, without Antony, there could have been a turn back to a possible Republican style government. Although he did have a disagreement with Octavian, Antony supported a Caesar-style government, which was an