Mutina War

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Mutina War

 

in ancient Rome, an episode during the civil wars that occurred after the assassination of Julius Caesar. In April of 43 B.C., not far from the city of Mutina (present-day Modena), the troops of Mark Antony were defeated by the troops of the Senate. The latter were commanded by the consuls Hirtius and Pansa, who were both killed in the battle, and by Octavian, who had been invested by the Senate with praetorian powers. Since the Senate did not support Octavian’s claim to the consulship, he did not pursue Antony. A compromise in the form of the Second Triumvirate, negotiated among Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian, was concluded at the beginning of November 43 B.C.

REFERENCE

Mashkin, N. A. Printsipat Avgusta. Moscow-Leningrad, 1949.
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