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The Perusine War (also Perusian or Perusinian War, or the War of Perusia) was a civil war of the Roman Republic, which lasted from 41 to 40 BC. It was fought by Lucius Antonius and Fulvia
Fulvia
to support Mark Antony against his political enemy (and the future Emperor Augustus), Octavian. Fulvia, who was married to Mark Antony
Mark Antony
at the time of the civil war, felt strongly that her husband should be the sole ruler of Rome instead of sharing power with the Second Triumvirate, especially Octavian. Fulvia
Fulvia
and Antony's younger brother, Lucius Antonius, raised eight legions in Italy. The army held Rome
Rome
for a brief time, but was then forced to retreat to the city of Perusia
Perusia
(modern Perugia, Italy). During the winter of 41–40 BC, Octavian's army laid siege to the city, finally causing it to surrender due to starvation. The lives of Fulvia
Fulvia
and Lucius Antonius were both spared, but Antonius was sent to govern a Spanish province. Fulvia
Fulvia
was exiled to Sicyon. Many inhabitants of the city were then butchered; they and others lost their land to veteran soldiers, as grimly remembered by the poet, Sextus Propertius, at the end of his first book of Elegies. Fulvia
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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