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The Roman Republic was the period of the ancient Roman civilization when the government operated as a republic. The Roman Republic was founded in 509 BCE after the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom and predated the Roman Empire.

The government of the Roman Republic was heavily influenced[1] by the Order of the Ancients. After the death of the Order's leader in Egypt, the Roman consul Flavius Metellus, the Order acquired Gaius Julius Caesar, a prominent general and eventual dictator of the Roman Republic, as its new leader in Rome.[2] Because of Caesar's corruption, a group of Hidden Ones senators calling themselves Liberatores, under leadership of Marcus Junius Brutus[3] and Amunet,[2] plotted the dictator's assassination, and killed him in the Roman Senate.[3][2]

Marcus Junius Brutus and his co-conspirator Gaius Cassius Longinus fled, but were pursued by the Romans under leadership of Marcus Antonius and Octavian. The forces of the Liberatores were eventually crushed, and Brutus committed suicide during the Battle of Philippi, in Makedonia.[4] Octavian, Caesar's adopted son, became the new leader of the Order and took power in the Republic for himself,[2] gradually dissolving it to establish the new Roman Empire.[1]

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