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This coin, struck by Antony c. 33 B.C., admits the claim of Cleopatra's children to
hold sub-kingdoms under the sovereignty of their mother. Rome, it also drew
upon him the personal enmity of Octavian. Until 33 the unstable equilibrium
Antony's ships by a surprise attack at Actium, but from his bases at Agrippa's
Leucas and Corcyra he succeeded in intercepting the enemy reinforce- navai
ments and supply columns. At the same time Octavian's army g^^st° entrenched
a According to the quite credible estimate in Plutarch (Antony, ch. xxxvii.), 43,000
auxiliaries accompanied the 60,000 legionaries on Antony's Parthian expedition.
** A vivid account of the hardships of the retreat from Phraaspa (ultimately ...
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