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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Roman orator, politician, and soldier. His love affair with Cleopatra split the triumvirate he had formed with Octavian and Lepidus and led to war. In 31 BC the forces of Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian at Actium, and both subsequently committed suicide.

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  • noun Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)

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