Mark Antony Timeline

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  • 83 BCE - 30 BCE
    Life of Mark Antony, Roman general and statesman.
  • c. 69 BCE - 12 Aug 30 BCE
    Life of Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
  • 43 BCE - 36 BCE
    Second Triumvirate: Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus (official approval by the Roman Senate). Mass proscriptions including Cicero.
  • 42 BCE
    Octavian and Antony defeat Republicans under Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi (Greece).
  • 41 BCE
    Cleopatra and Mark Antony meet at Tarsus.
  • 41 BCE - 31 BCE
    Mark Antony of Rome allied with Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
  • 41 BCE
    Cleopatra meets Mark Antony in Tarsus. The Roman needs the Egyptian queen in his war against the Parthian Empire, and returns the rule of old Ptolemaic territories to her.
  • 40 BCE
    Mark Antony attacks Brundisium in southern Italy.
  • 39 BCE
    Mark Antony sacks Samos.
  • 36 BCE
    Mark Antony gives Crete as a gift to Cleopatra.
  • 34 BCE
    Mark Antony celebrates an unofficial triumph in Alexandria following his victories in Armenia.
  • 31 BCE
    Mark Antony and Cleopatra move to Greece, where they are isolated by Octavian's admiral Agrippa; although they are able to win a tactical victory and break out of their isolated position at Actium, the campaign is a distaster and Octavian is able to achieve control of the east.
  • 2 Sep 31 BCE
    The Battle of Actium. Octavian defeats Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII.
  • 1 Aug 30 BCE
    After Octavian has declined to negotiate, Cleopatra reportedly commits suicide; Mark Antony stabs himself, only later finding Cleopatra still lives, and dies.
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