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  1. Marcus Antonius Or Mark Antony 83-30 BCE By, Theresa Zobitne

  2. In 36 B.C. Cleopatra presented Antony with a son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. Family Original Father Creticus Passed away Marcus MotherJulia Antonia 2nd father Publius Cornelius Lentulus

  3. Facts about Marcus • Marcus was born on April 20th, 83 BCE, in Rome, Roman Republic. • Marcus lived a dissipate lifestyle as a youth, he gained a reputation for heavy gambling. • His years of service was 54-30 BC • His commands held were the Roman Army. • Marcus died August 1, 30 BC (aged 53)He died in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Kingdom. • Antony committed suicide by falling on his sword.

  4. Marcus & Cleopatra • Mark Antony one of the Triumvirs of Rome along with Octavian and Lepidus has neglected his soldierly duties after being beguiled by Egypt's Queen, Cleopatra. • Antony summoned Cleopatra to Tarsus in October 41 BC. There they formed an alliance and became lovers. • Antony and Cleopatra is actually a play by William Shakespeare.

  5. Important Events

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  7. A story about Marcus When Marc Antony’s duties took him to Egypt, he met Queen Cleopatra and was immediately beguiled. The spell she used on him was intense, and Marc Antony soon began to neglect his duties in order to be with her. While he dallied with the Egyptian queen, Rome was in an uproar and his wife in Rome died.

  8. Another Story about Marcus Marc Antony wanted domination, which is dangerous for Rome because he will go to any length to achieve his objective. The length includes Marc Antony betraying his country officials along with the citizens by deceiving them.

  9. Continued.. • Antony tells the conspirators that although he is sad about his dear friend's death, if they believe the action they took was necessary then he will have to agree. However, once the conspirators leave, Antony reveals to Caesar's body that he will indeed seek his revenge.

  10. A statue of Marcus By Arthur Strasser, Vienna

  11. Pictures A map of the Donations of Alexandria (by Mark Antony to Cleopatra and her children) in 34 BC. Antony and Cleopatra, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1883). A place where Marcus had lived.

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