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Actium: A turning point in world history


The Battle of Actium, where the forces of Octavian and Agrippa defeated those of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BCE, proved to be one of the turning points in world history. Taking in characters such as Julius Caesar, Brutus and Cassius, Octavian, Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt, this 40 minute lecture, delivered aboard m.v. Minerva for Swan Hellenic Cruises, tracks the events that led up to the battle, and explores its consequences.

Date created: 
Monday, May 28, 2012
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Actium: A turning point in world history, © Steve Kershaw, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA.
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