The Battle Of Actium

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19700901

After 2,000 Years

The victory of Octavian (the future Emperor Augustus) at Actium in Western Greece over the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra was a turning-point in the history of the West.

(Her coin, above, minted in 34 bc, is in the British Museum) M. I. Finley , Professor-elect of Ancient History in the University of Cambridge, talks of the naval battle of 31 bc, of what led up to it, and of its far-reaching implications. Reader DENIS MCCARTIlY

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Unknown: Mark Antony

Unknown: M. I. Finley

19700901

After 2,000 Years

The victory of Octavian (the future Emperor Augustus) at Actium in Western Greece over the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra was a turning-point in the history of the West.

(Her coin, above, minted in 34 bc, is in the British Museum) M. I. Finley , Professor-elect of Ancient History in the University of Cambridge, talks of the naval battle of 31 bc, of what led up to it, and of its far-reaching implications. Reader DENIS MCCARTIlY

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Antony

Unknown: M. I. Finley