This is one of those episodes that feel like major turning points in the narrative. Ever since Julius Caesar was assassinated, way way back in 44 BCE, Mark Antony has been one of our main characters. He bestrode the Roman world like a colossus. And today we kill him off – along with the mother of three of his children, the Queen of Egypt, the woman who could have (almost) any man she chose – Cleopatra VII.

Death of Cleopatra