History: Battle of Actium

Posted on Sun 17 July 2022 in history

31 BCE- Though Caesar's grandnephew, Octavian , shared rule of the Roman empire with Mark~Antony, 83?- 30 BCE , the two eventually battled each other for ultimate control of the empire. Antony joined forces with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII and met Octavian in battle at Actium (Greece). Octavian decisively defeated the forces of Mark~Antony and Cleopatra. As a result, Antony and Cleopatra retreated to Egypt where they are thought to have committed suicide within the year.