According to Claudius , the emperor Claudius, Antony's grandson through maternal lineage, evaded the prohibition on commemorating Antony's birthday by calculations showing that had he been born under the he would have shared his with , the emperor's father.
His reasons were to punish the Parthians for assisting Pompey in the , to avenge Crassus' defeat at Carrhae, and especially to match the glory of for himself.
Though the blockade was defeated, control of Sicily remained in Sextus' hand, but the defeat of the Liberators was the Triumvirate's first priority.
The East was in need of reorganization after the rule of the Liberators in the previous years.
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Antony's association with allowed him to achieve greater prominence.