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Lerouisse. The Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Images 44 World Domination TK 45 Ancient Rome Caesar’s son by adoption and now his heir. The youth also won the support of the Senate. Mark Antony and Lepidus, his chief rivals, were forced to come to terms with him. Together they formed the Second Triumvirate. At Philippi, in 42 bc, they defeated the republican army, headed by Brutus and Cassius. Lepidus was later stripped of his power. Antony and Octavian then divided the Roman world between them, with Octavian supreme in Italy and the West.

In the year 90 bc the Italian allies, who had long demanded full Roman citizenship, rose in revolt (the Social War). The struggle lasted two years and ended in the bestowal of citizenship. Rivalry between Marius and Sulla, an adherent of the senatorial party, for command in a war against Mithradates in Asia Minor led Sulla to march with his troops on Rome. For the first time Rome was invaded by a Roman army. As soon as Sulla and his legions were 36 World Domination safely out of the way in Asia, Marius in turn seized Rome with his army and massacred many of the senatorial leaders.

The combined Roman armies defeated Hasdrubal, and Hannibal was left to roam southern Italy until ordered back to Africa in 203. Apart from Italy there was fighting in Sicily and Spain. By 210 all of Sicily was in Roman hands. That same year Scipio Africanus, then known as Publius Cornelius Scipio, was put in command of Roman forces in Spain. He failed to prevent Hasdrubal from taking an army to Italy in 208, but he ended Carthaginian power in Spain by a great victory at Ilipa, near modern Seville, in 206.

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