History Tip of the Day – May 15th

Octavian and Marc Antony triumph at Philippi, October 23, 42 BC

Two powerful armies, consisting of more than three dozen legions and 200, 000 men combined, face each other across a flat plain in Macedonia (present-day Greece). When it is done, the second and decisive encounter between Octavian and Marc Antony, and Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus, will end with thousands upon thousands of dead bodies. Cassius and Brutus both commit suicide when their forces are defeated. Octavian and Marc Antony are victors. But there can only be one ruler of this new empire. For the next decade, these two men will wage a long and bitter war for total control of Rome.