- Fulvia's civil war
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Fulvia's civil war
territory=Rome was briefly lost, but quickly regained
combatant2=Forces of Fulvia and Lucius Antonius
Fulvia, Lucius Antonius
Fulvia's civil war (also called the Perusine War) was a
civil warwhich lasted from 41 to 40 BC. It was fought by Fulviaand Lucius Antonius to support Mark Antonyagainst his political enemy (and the future Emperor Augustus), Octavian.
Fulvia, who was married to Mark Antony at the time of the civil war, felt strongly that her husband should be the sole ruler of
Romeinstead of sharing power with the Second Triumvirate, especially Octavian.
Fulvia and Antony's younger brother, Lucius Antonius, raised eight
legionsin Italy. The army held Rome for a brief time, but was then forced to retreat to the city of Perusia. During the winterof 41 - 40 BC, Octavian's army held the city under siege, finally causing it to surrender due to starvation. The lives of Fulvia and Lucius Antonius were both spared, but Antonius was sent to govern a Spanish province. Fulvia was exiled to Sicyon. The inhabitants of the city were then butchered.
Fulvia died in 40 BC, and with her death came a peace between Antony and Octavian. The peace would be short lived, however, as a civil war began a few years later.
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