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The war that made the Roman Empire : Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium  Cover Image Book Book

The war that made the Roman Empire : Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium / Barry Strauss.

Strauss, Barry S., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982116675
  • ISBN: 1982116676
  • Physical Description: xv, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Road to Philippi Rome-Philippi-Athens, 44-42 BC -- The Commander and the Queen Tarsus-Alexandria-Perusia, 41-40 BC -- Three Treaties and a Marriage Sicily-Brundisium-Rome-Misenum-Athens-Tarentum, 40-36 BC -- From Sicily to the Parthian Empire Rome-the Eastern Frontier-Alexandria, 39-34 BC -- The Coming of War Rome-Ephesus-Athens, 32BC -- The Invaders Western Greece, Autumn 32 BC -- The Naval Crown Italy, March 31 BC -- The African King Methone, Greece, March 31 BC -- Sitting on a Ladle Western Greece, April 31 BC -- Apollo's Revenge Actium, August 31 BC -- The Clash Actium, September 2, 31 BC: Morning -- "The Golden Ship With Purple Sails" Actium, September 2, 31 BC: Ca. 2-3 Pm -- "I Preferred to Save Rather Than to Destroy" Actium, September 3, 31 BC - Spring 30 BC -- Passage to India Alexandria, September 31 - July 31, 30 BC -- The Bite of the Asp Alexandria, August 1-10, 30 BC -- "I Wanted to See a King" Alexandria, August 30 BC -- The Triumph of Augustus Rome, August 30-January 27 BC.
Summary, etc.:
"The story of one of history's most decisive and yet little known battles, the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, which brought together Antony and Cleopatra on one side and Octavian, soon to be emperor Augustus, on the other, and whose outcome determined the future of the Roman Empire"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Actium, Battle of, 31 B.C.
Rome > History > Civil War, 43-31 B.C.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C.
Antonius, Marcus, 83 B.C.?-30 B.C.
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library NF 937.05 STRA (Text) 38256101835324 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 05/20/2022

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