31 B.C. Actium—Birth of the Roman Empire
Lecture no. 6 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
This great naval battle resulted from conflict within republican Rome. Follow the intense rivalry between Mark Antony and Octavian for domination of Rome, leading to the fateful events of the confrontation, and observe how it marked the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire.