The War That Made the Roman Empire By Barry Strauss
- Narrated by: Jacques Roy
- Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
- Release date: 03-22-22
The War That Made the Roman Empire AudioBook Summary
The gripping story of one of history’s most important and yet little-known wars, the campaign culminating in the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, whose outcome determined the future of the Roman Empire.
Following Caesar’s assassination and Mark Antony’s defeat of the conspirators who killed Caesar, two powerful men remained in Rome – Antony and Caesar’s chosen heir, young Octavian, the future Augustus. When Antony fell in love with the most powerful woman in the world, Egypt’s ruler Cleopatra, and thwarted Octavian’s ambition to rule the empire, another civil war broke out. In 31 BC, one of the largest naval battles in the ancient world took place – more than 600 ships, almost 200,000 men, and one woman – the Battle of Actium. Octavian prevailed and subsequently defeated Antony and Cleopatra, who eventually committed suicide.