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Antony and Cleopatra


When he met the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, the Roman general Marc Antony was so bewitched by her brilliance and beauty that he abandoned his wife and married her, despite the protests of his countrymen in 36 BC. Their scandalous union proved to be their undoing, as Antony's Roman friends turned against him and Rome erupted into a civil war, in which Antony fought his former compatriots. Antony's navy was brutally defeated and he was forced to escape to Egypt. Hearing a false report that Cleopatra was dead, Antony committed suicide. In a display that rivals the tale of Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra followed suit, after learning of her husband's demise.

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