According to the Roman orator Marcus Tullius CiceroAntony's father was incompetent and corrupt, and was only given power because he was incapable of using or abusing it effectively. As part of the compromise between Antony and the Republicans to restore order following Caesar's murder, Publius Cornelius Dolabella was assigned the governorship of Syria and command over Caesar's planned Parthian campaign. With Antony defeated, the Senate, hoping to eliminate Octavian and the remainder of the Caesarian party, assigned command of the Republic's legions to Decimus. Pompeian—Parthian invasion of 40 BC. Auguste [ Augustus ].
Antony, however, objected to the assignment, preferring to govern Cisalpine Gaul which had been assigned to Decimus Junius Brutus Albinusone of Caesar's assassins.
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Serving with Octavian and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Though an indecisive result, the victory was a tactical win for Pompey. The Senate, as was custom, assigned Antony and Dolabella the provinces of Macedonia and Syriarespectively, to govern in 43 BC after their Consular terms expired. This caused Sextus to lose many valuable allies as the formerly exiled Senators gradually aligned themselves with either Octavian or Antony. The chief cause of his political challenges concerned debt forgiveness. John Wiley and Sons. The Life and Times of Marc Antony.