In remembering the Ides of March,Here's the Wikipedia article on Lepidus*, the Zeppo Marx of Roman History:
In honor of Zeppo Marx:
This exists, man I love the internet
* Lepidus is more interesting than is lead on, I realize - which shows how uninteresting most people are when they "do" history, but never the less this is the legacy he has now.
"As in a kaleidoscope, the constellation of forces operating in the system as a whole is ever changing." - Ludwig Lachmann
"When A Man Dies A World Goes Out of Existence" - GLS Shackle
Also on "missing the mark" when we think of the history of this event is the absence of caring about Sextus Pompey and Decius Brutus among others.
Also I don't think Ceaser, Pomepy, Crassus, Antony, or Lepidus were particualrly different styles of the "elites" that Rome was used to seeing spring up by that time. Octavius however may have been one of a kind.
When it comes to Rome I simply watch the HBO series Rome and call it a day. Most of my "ancient history" research is bit further north.