Posted by Mack from 188.8.131.52 on May 23, 1998 at 00:21:51:
This is in response to Troy's "Sheild of Achilles" plot,
Caesar was definitely not the one who took Alaxandria from Antony. Caesar was dead by the time Egypt became a Roman province. Caesar's grandnephew Octavian, along with Caesar's chief lieutenant Antony, killed the ones responsible for Caesar's death in the ides of March, 44 b.c. While Octavian was shrewdly increasing his power in Rome, Antony had fallen in love with Cleopatra. Octavian heard that Antony was telling her secrets about the empire and was giving her Roman land. This caused a huge naval clash between Octavian and Antony near Actium. During the battle, Antony and Cleo fled to Egypt where they apparently commited suicide. Egypt then became a province of the empire. When Octavian returned to Rome, he became imperator, or "victorious general." This is where we get the word "emperor." In essence, Octavian became the first Roman emperor. He also gained the title "Augustus," which was a title usually reserved for gods. It means "the majestic."
As you can see, Caesar had nothing to do with Antony or Cleopatra. These are the facts, man.
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