The battle of actium was the decisive confrontation of the final war of the roman republic, a naval engagement between octavian and the combined forces of mark antony and cleopatra on 2. The naval battle of actium, in which octavian faced the combined forces of antony and cleopatra on september 2, 31 bce, was a disaster for the egyptians antony and cleopatra fled to egypt. The battle of philippi was the final battle in the wars of the second triumvirate between the forces of mark antony and octavian (of the second triumvirate) and.
In 31 bc she and her lover, mark antony, had been defeated by their rival octavian, and in the following year they committed suicide in egypt octavian had triumphed, but he was the victor.
Roman supporters of mark antony ptolemaic egypt: the final war of the roman republic, also known as antony's civil war or the war between antony and octavian, was the last of the roman.
Had octavian’s plan been followed it may have worked perfectly for antony who seemed ready to simply flee for egypt given the chance, many warships left their sails on shore before a battle. Here the task is harder because little survives at first hand (although a recently found papyrus may preserve cleopatra’s autograph), and most of what we do have is history as written.
The lover and the adopted son of gaius julius caesar both created monumental chapters in the history of ancient egypt and rome for centuries, people have asked the same question: what would.
In 36 bce, antony and octavian expelled lepidus from the association and in 33 bce octavian declared war against his associate marcus was defeated at the battle of actium and fled to egypt. The battle of actium quintus dellius, to octavian's side with all of antony's battle plans octavian drew antony's fleet out and, sometime after mid-day, antony engaged his enemy.