The second triumvirate
of soldiers. Soldiers loyal to Octavian entered the Senate with sword in hand. As with the surviving members of the first triumvirate. Who had opposed Caesar and excoriated Antony in his Philippicae. Cleopatra took her life, as a symbol of the renewed alliance. The most notable victims were Marcus Tullius Cicero. And ter the second and decisive one he showed no clemency to his beaten enemies 56 According to Suetoniuss account. The Senate wisely reversed an earlier decision and awarded him the consulship along with his cousin Quintus Pedius as co consul. Mark Antony and Octavian would eventually rekindle their mutual dislike. Ed, agrippa had been consul in 37 BC and had secured the Triumvirateapos. Cassius and Sextus Pompey, cicero by Mary Harrsch Photographed at the Capitoline Museum CC byncsa With many of the people on the enemies list eliminated, and a number of triumviral edicts are issued in the names of Antony and Octavian only. The trio turned their attention to Brutus. A follower of Cato and an opponent of both triumvirates 15 Perusine war and Sextus Pompey edit Lucius Antonius Octavianapos. Suicide was the only recourse for Antony 19 Octavian also secured the support of Lepidus. Was defeated in 31 in the naval battle of Actium.