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The end of hellenism and the rise of a new world order
The end of hellenism and the rise of a new world order

Author(s): Agnieszka Fulińska
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.

Summary/Abstract: Great historical events, turning points of history, as we perceive them, not necessarily were regarded as such by people who lived at the time. There are, however, such events that must have been hailed as momentous even when they were happening. The Battle of Actium, 31 BCE, and its immediate follow-up, which terminated the Greek rule over the Mediterranean, seems to be one of such moments, and it is apparent that through the monetary evidence it is possible not only to show how it influenced Roman propaganda of soon-to-be Augustus, at the time still only Caius Iulius Caesar Octavianus, but also how, in a way, Antony and Cleopatra provoked their own fate.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 35-60
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English