Flashcards in Quiz April 14th Deck (14)
To whom did Antony flee? Describe this man's position.
Lepidus; master of horse to Caesar
How did Octavian make peace with Antony?
With the effort of Lepidus
What unusual privilege did Octavian extort from the senate?
Name the members of the second triumvirate.
Caesar, Antony, Lepidus
Who was killed during the proscriptions?
Cicero and many noblemen
Describe Ventidius Bassus' campaign against the Persians.
Bassus conquered the Parthians breaking into Syria in 3 battles
Whom did Antony divorce? Whom did he then marry?
Antony divorced the sister of Caesar Augustus Octavian; and then married Cleopatra (queen of Egypt)
What happened to Antony as he was returning from his campaign against the Persians?
He suffered hunger and disease and fled as the defeated one
Why, according to Eutropius, did Antony engage in a civil war?
Cleopatra (his wife) forced him to
Who defeated Antony, how and where?
Augustus defeated him; in a well know naval battle at Actium (a place near Epirus)
Why did Antony commit suicide?
He was despairing about the situation
What happened to Cleopatra?
Cleopatra received an asp (poisonous snake) to herself, and was killed by its poison
What arrangements were made for the government of Egypt?
Egypt was added to the Roman Empire by Caesar Augustus and Cornelius Gallus was put in charge of it