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Episode 3.10: Actium

In by Barry Strauss

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Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian fought for control of the Roman Empire at Actium. We tell the story.

Episode 2.1: Caesar and Cleopatra

In by Barry Strauss

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Caesar’s relationship with Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra marked a turning point on the road to the Ides of March. Join me and historian Durba Ghosh for a lively conversation.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Cleopatra

She was a strategic genius but she moved the world through love. She was the queen of Egypt in its decline, when Rome ruled the Mediterranean and was ready to snuff out its independence. Yet she almost brought down the Roman Empire. She had an indomitable will and an irresistible charm. As Pascal famously said, if her nose had been …