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Portrait of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
  AUGUSTUS ERA (31 - 14)

32-31 BC - Octavian defeats Antony and Cleopatra at Actium.
Antony establishes a base of operations in the Bay of Actium, in northwest Greece. Cut off from his supply lines and outnumbered by Octavian's fleet, he tries to escape to Asia Minor. Only Cleopatra's ships manage to escape, followed by Antony with a few Roman stragglers. The rest of Antony's forces surrender after only token resistance. Octavian tells the world that Antony and Cleopatra fled in fear.
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