Mark Antony

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The traditional image of Mark Antony - a simple, hard-drinking but capable soldier duped and manipulated by Cleopatra's sharper wits - was created by the propaganda of his enemy Augustus and the hostility of early historians. This biography offers a fresh reappraisal of a pivotal figure in Roman history, focusing on his positive traits, such as personal courage, integrity and loyalty, and arguing that he had a precise political vision for the Roman world after the tumultuous decades of civil war.

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Mark Antony

Mark Antony

A Plain Blunt Man

Hardback304pp Illustrated

9781783462704     Product Code: 225252

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The traditional image of Mark Antony - a simple, hard-drinking but capable soldier duped and manipulated by Cleopatra's sharper wits - was created by the propaganda of his enemy Augustus and the hostility of early historians. This biography offers a fresh reappraisal of a pivotal figure in Roman history, focusing on his positive traits, such as personal courage, integrity and loyalty, and arguing that he had a precise political vision for the Roman world after the tumultuous decades of civil war.

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