Sunday, January 8, 2017

Fact of the Day: Marc Antony and the Emperors

Marc Antony while never Emperor himself played a vital role in the last years of the Roman Republic before it became the Roman Empire. He married Augustus Caesar's (Octavian) sister Octavia to prevent another civil war but this only delayed the inevitable. His forces were defeated by Octavian and he soon committed suicide. Ironically he is the ancestor of the Roman Emperors Caligula, Claudius, and Nero because he did father children with Octavia and their descendants eventually got control of Rome.  

10 comments:

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Took a long while but his descendants won out

Kati said...

Thanks for sharing!

-Kati

Dascha said...

That is interesting!

xoxo

Anna and Klaudia said...

Interesting <33

Anna-Alina said...

Thanks for congratulations, I hope you have a great time too!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

His hair looks like spaghetti out of a tin.

stephen Hayes said...

After a great start, he ended up on the losing end of things after the naval battle at Actium.

Martha said...

History is so fascinating.

Fundy Blue said...

I echo what Martha said. History is fascinating, and the history of Rome and Italy even more so!