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Those that were present say that nothing was ever more sad than this spectacle. To see Antony, covered all over with blood, and just expiring, thus drawn up, still holding up his hands to her, and lifting up his body with the little force he had left.

Moments in Time - Antony and Cleopatra, Battle at Actium

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Two thousand and forty four years ago today, August 1st, in 30 B.C., Marc Antony committed suicide by falling on his own sword. He had suffered serious desertions among his troops the day before during the Battle of Alexandria and, despite an early victory, the desertions proved too much and he was ultimately defeated. After returning to Alexandria, he received false information that his wife, Cleopatra VII, had already taken her own life.
After he stabbed himself he was told she wasn’t really dead, and he was taken to her where she was in hiding with her ladies in her mausoleum. Unfortunately the doors were barred and the dying man had to be hauled up to her through a window. He survived for only a few minutes after he reached her, and died in Cleopatra’s arms.
Cleopatra herself would take her own life eleven days later, and their three children were taken to Rome to be raised by Antony’s third wife, Octavia. With Cleopatra’s death, and the subsequent murder of her eldest son, Caesarion, Egypt became a Roman Province.

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Two thousand and forty four years ago today, August 1st, in 30 B.C., Marc Antony committed suicide by falling on his own sword. He had suffered serious desertions among his troops the day before during the Battle of Alexandria and, despite an early victory, the desertions proved too much and he was ultimately defeated. After returning to Alexandria, he received false information that his wife, Cleopatra VII, had already taken her own life.

After he stabbed himself he was told she wasn’t really dead, and he was taken to her where she was in hiding with her ladies in her mausoleum. Unfortunately the doors were barred and the dying man had to be hauled up to her through a window. He survived for only a few minutes after he reached her, and died in Cleopatra’s arms.

Cleopatra herself would take her own life eleven days later, and their three children were taken to Rome to be raised by Antony’s third wife, Octavia. With Cleopatra’s death, and the subsequent murder of her eldest son, Caesarion, Egypt became a Roman Province.

Sleep time.

Hopefully the urge to delete the muse will subside by the time I wake up.


Two thousand and forty four years ago today, August 1st, in 30 B.C., Marc Antony committed suicide by falling on his own sword. He had suffered serious desertions among his troops the day before during the Battle of Alexandria and, despite an early victory, the desertions proved too much and he was ultimately defeated. After returning to Alexandria, he received false information that his wife, Cleopatra VII, had already taken her own life.
After he stabbed himself he was told she wasn’t really dead, and he was taken to her where she was in hiding with her ladies in her mausoleum. Unfortunately the doors were barred and the dying man had to be hauled up to her through a window. He survived for only a few minutes after he reached her, and died in Cleopatra’s arms.
Cleopatra herself would take her own life eleven days later, and their three children were taken to Rome to be raised by Antony’s third wife, Octavia. With Cleopatra’s death, and the subsequent murder of her eldest son, Caesarion, Egypt became a Roman Province.

Two thousand and forty four years ago today, August 1st, in 30 B.C., Marc Antony committed suicide by falling on his own sword. He had suffered serious desertions among his troops the day before during the Battle of Alexandria and, despite an early victory, the desertions proved too much and he was ultimately defeated. After returning to Alexandria, he received false information that his wife, Cleopatra VII, had already taken her own life.

After he stabbed himself he was told she wasn’t really dead, and he was taken to her where she was in hiding with her ladies in her mausoleum. Unfortunately the doors were barred and the dying man had to be hauled up to her through a window. He survived for only a few minutes after he reached her, and died in Cleopatra’s arms.

Cleopatra herself would take her own life eleven days later, and their three children were taken to Rome to be raised by Antony’s third wife, Octavia. With Cleopatra’s death, and the subsequent murder of her eldest son, Caesarion, Egypt became a Roman Province.

I’m just so frustrated and upset and various other combinations of things.

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Cleopatra is said to have brought down the curtain on an age, although of course from the Egyptian perspective Antony too could be said to have done so. It is easy to forget he was Cleopatra’s undoing every bit as much as she was his.

Cleopatra, A Life - Stacy Schiff

*get insanely excited because there’s a note on a post you made on an rp blog*

It was just someone liking it…..

Self please listen to me.

You’ve been through this before and you probably will again.

You’ll end up regretting it if you delete the RP blog now, I promise you that you will. So please just try and ignore those thoughts and the urge to get rid of it. Even if no one really interacts with you…

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