Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100BCE – 15 March 44 BCE) - an author of prose, formidable general and politician. His actions brought down the stuttering old Roman Republic leading to the rise of the early Imperial era. Forming a triumvirate with fellow political heavy hitters Marcus Crassus and Pompey the Great who watched the home fires of the senate whilst Caesar brought conquest to Gaul; even finding time to launch several adventures to the mysterious island of Britannia. He was also the first of his ilk to bridge the infamous Rhine to subdue the ever present threats of the Germanic tribes. His greatest act (some may say of treason) was to break all known convention and lead his legions across the Rubicon river starting several years of civil war.
Known as Marcus Antonius (January 14, 83 BCE – August 1, 30BCE), Antony was a general and politician whose support was crucial for the changes that engulfed the latter half of the Republic. Antony was administrator of Italy. His early career saw him serve as a cavalry commander in Syria under Aulus Gabinius. After Caesar’s death he took the helm of the Caesarian party attempting to restore order to a fragmented Rome, later going to war against Caesar’s adopted son Gius Octavius.