Welcome to the newest edition of the Kings and Generals! In this video we are going to cover the Final war of the Roman Republic between general Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius) and queen of Egypt Cleopatra on one side and Gaius Octavian (Octavius) Caesar on the other. This war ended the republic and made Octavian the first emperor of Rome. The naval battle of Actium (31 BC) was central in this conflict – it was one of the largest naval engagements of the ancient times and probably one of the most decisive.
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1. Sheppard, Si (2009). Actium 31 BC: Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra. Osprey Publishing.
2. Gurval, Robert Alan (1995). Actium and Augustus: The Politics and Emotions of Civil War. University of Michigan Press.
3. Califf, David J. (2004). Battle of Actium. Chelsea House Publishers.
4. Lee L. Brice (2014). Warfare in the Roman Republic: From the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium. ABC-CLIO.
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Machinimas made on the Total War: Rome II Engine
Production Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound: http://www.epidemicsound.com and Rome 2 soundtrack
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