Octavian vs Anthony and Cleopatra
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In Caesars will how much money did Caesar promise to every plebeian in his will that Octavian was now responsible for but Anthony has Seized Caesars assets?
Who led Octavians army against Mark Anthony throughout the Civil war?
How was the Battle of Actium fought?
How did the battle end?
Anthony killed in battle
Anthony and Cleopatra surrender
Anthony & Cleopatra fled back to Alexandria well beaten
What was the fate of Anthony and Cleopatra's twins and Cleopatra's son by Caesar, Caesarion?
Spared Caesarion and greeted him as a borther but killed the other two
Spared Anthonys Twins and killed Caesarion as he's a threat to his inheritance
Used all 3 as his personal slaves
How did Octavian use propaganda to establish himself in Rome while Anthony was with Cleopatra in the East?
Citizens swore an oath of loyalty, Anthony's pleasure seeking and self deifing in the East were not Roman values.
Anthony appeared to be planning an empire with Cleopatra with them as King and Queen; the ultimate betrayal of Roman values
Whose Consuls troops rapidly switched loyalties to Anthony in the Civil War?
What marriage practice did the Ptolemies do since Alexander the Great gave his General Ptolemy Egypt?
Only married Macadonians whose ancestors were close friends with Alexander the Great
They could marry anyone they wanted
They married within the family to keep a strong claim to the throne
What aspect of Egypt in particular made it an attractive and important province for the Romans?
The Nile enabled 2 harvests per year which was extremely profitable and fed the population
The foxy lady's
Rich senators liked to visit Alexandria for the culture
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