On This Day: July 31st

On July 31st Mark Anthony achieved a minor victory in the first attack of the Battle of Alexandria, however in the second battle Octavian forces were victorious causing most of Mark Anthony’s forces to desert, a major disaster to Mark Anthony and one that eventually leads to his suicide with Augustus and his forces closing in on him and Cleopatra. Anthony committed suicide by stabbing himself with a sword, he did however believe that Cleopatra had already done the same which she hadn’t and he eventually died in her presence. Cleopatra later took her own life whilst in the hands of Augustus.

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