By Si Sheppard
Osprey's exam of the conflict of Actium, which was once the decisive war of words of the ultimate struggle of the Roman Republic (32-30 BC). In 32 BC, the Roman Republic declared battle on Egypt and set in movement a sequence of occasions that might tear the Republic aside. In Rome, the forces of the western republic have been marshaled jointly below Octavian (the destiny Emperor Augustus) and Marcus Agrippa. within the east, armies have been amassed below the management of the recognized enthusiasts, Marc Antony and Cleopatra.
On September 2, 31 BC, the forces of Octavian and Marcus Agrippa controlled to catch their enemies within the Gulf of Actium. even if Anthony and Cleopatra controlled to flee, their military and military, besides their hopes for victory have been beaten. a number of months later, the fans could dedicate suicide. Their dying observed the tip of the struggle and the top of the Roman Republic. Now wielding splendid strength, Octavian declared himself Emperor.
Actium has remained probably the most recognized battles of the traditional international due to its colourful solid of characters which have been reinvented through the writings of Shakespeare and the celebrities of the silver reveal. This new publication tells the genuine tale of the decisive and bloody conflict that may as soon as and for all seal the destiny of the Roman Republic.
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Extra resources for Actium 31 BC: Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra (Campaign, Volume 211)
Although he shared their common touch and ability to bond with the rank and file, he was never in the same league of either as a military commander at the strategic or tactical levels. Having assembled one of the finest armies in antiquity he succeeded only in leading it to a catastrophic defeat. Although he partially redeemed himself by holding his men together during their fighting retreat, he was wrong-footed at the outset of the Actium campaign and consistently outgeneralled for its duration.
Fall of Paraetonium in August 1 Mid August 29 Suicide of Cleopatra. BC January 1 Octavian takes office as Consul for the fifth time. Octavian takes office as consul for the third time. August 1 3 - 1 5 advances on Actium. Antony occupies Antony's stratagems to blockade Octavian or draw him into battle fail. Agrippa seizes Leucas and Patrae. Antony gives orders for a breakout victories. 28 BC January 1 Battle of Actium. September 9 Surrender of Antony's legions in Greece. Mid/late Cleopatra returns to Alexandria.
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Actium 31 BC: Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra (Campaign, Volume 211) by Si Sheppard