Most successful of all Duggan's "hard" fiction, in my opinion, is Three's Company, the story of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, who was the third man in the Second Triumvirate
that followed the death of Julius Caesar (the other members being Antony and Octavian).
He and Cassius had raised a vast military force to challenge the Second Triumvirate
of Mark Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus, a sort of military junta assembled after the death of Julius Caesar.
* (Bologna) Formation of the Second Triumvirate
Principal wars: war against the Conspirators (44-43); wars of the Second Triumvirate
(43-36); war with Antony (33-30).
But Octavius turned against his would - be ally and, joining Antony and Lepidus in the Second Triumvirate
, declared Cicero an outlaw.
38 Ancient Rome's Second Triumvirate
, which broke up in civil war, was made up of Octavian (Augustus), Marcus Lepidus and...?
" He had been actual ruler since 31 bc, when the Second Triumvirate
was dissolved after the battle of Actium.