Additionally, Cleopatra left Rome to return to Egypt. During his absence, several of his supporters held key positions in Rome to protect his interests there. Antony, however, realized Octavian had no intention of sending him the additional legions he had promised under the Treaty of Tarentum. Most of Libo's fleet managed to escape, but several of his troops were trapped and captured. Antony and Cleopatra's navy was overwhelmed, and they were forced to escape to Egypt with 60 ships. He went on a mission to Bithynia to secure the assistance of King Nicomedes 's fleet, but he spent so long at Nicomedes' court that rumours arose of an affair with the king, which Caesar vehemently denied for the rest of his life.
These narratives were written and published annually during or just after the actual campaigns, as a sort of "dispatches from the front.
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In all, two-fifths of his original army some 80, men had died during his failed campaign. Caesar treated this as an aggressive move and, after an inconclusive engagement against the united tribes, he conquered the tribes piecemeal. The peace with Sextus was short lived, however. In this position, Antony could protect Caesar from his political enemies by vetoing any actions unfavorable to his patron. When Augustus died in AD 14, his political powers passed to his adopted son Tiberius ; the Roman Principate had begun. On his return in 67 BC,  he married Pompeiaa granddaughter of Sulla, whom he later divorced in 61 BC after her embroilment in the Bona Dea scandal. The most important change, however, was his reform of the calendar.
His legions, however, quickly joined Antony, giving him control over seventeen legions, the largest army in the West. In an exceedingly short engagement later that year, he decisively defeated Pompey at Pharsalusin Greece. After returning victorious from North Africa, Caesar was appointed Dictator for ten years and brought Cleopatra and their son to Rome. The Last Generation of the Roman Republic. Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf.