Friendships in History: Achilles and Patroclus // Antony and Cleopatra
Friendships in History, especially from mythology and the ancient world have withstood the test of time. Achilles and Patroclus are known from Greek Mythology, and primarily from Homers Iliad, were friends as boys, and their close relationship...
Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live
Located in the Roman Forum, between the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of the Castores, this triple arch celebrated either Augustus' victory over Cleopatra and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 30 BCE (Actium Arch) or celebrated his...
Cleopatra: The Real Story
This documentary depicts the true life of Cleopatra; a lot of historical evidence is provided.
Silver Tetradrachm Portraying Antony and Cleopatra
This silver tetradrachm portrays the Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra VII on one side, and the Roman triumvir Mark Antony on the other (1st century BCE). Cleopatra's profile has been made to resemble the features of her husband Mark Antony in the...
Division of the Second Triumvirate
A map showing the areas controlled by different members of Rome's Second Triumvirate of Lepidus (Brown), Octavian (Purple), and Mark Antony (Green) in the 1st century BCE. The light red areas indicate shared control.
Perforated Flint Disc from Abu Hamid
This is a hallmark of the Chalcolithic industry. The perforation may have been for inserting a stick; the disc would then be used for cutting, as a weapon, or just as a symbol of authority. Late Chalcolithic period, 4000-3800 BCE. From Abu...
Statue of a Boy with Thorn
The figure type of the Spinario (boy with a thorn) originated in Hellenistic art of the late 3rd century BCE. The popular genre motif of the shepherd or peasant boy is conveyed in several versions and different materials. This statue was...
1st Battle of Philippi 42 BCE
A map showing the opening positions and attacks of the first battle of Philippi in 42 BCE between the forces of Mark Antony & Octavian against those of Brutus and Cassius.
Battle of Actium 31 BCE
The positions of Octavian and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 31 BCE.
A Roman coin depicting a praetorian galley. Silver denarius of Mark Antony, 32-31 BCE. (Archaeological Museum, Tarragona, Spain)