Antony would have won if
1. Egypt didn't have a Malaria outbreak
2. The war was 100% land battles
Don't be obtuse. Egypt produced a massive amount of Rome's food and the loss of it would have led to the starvations of hundreds of thousands of the city's population who relied on the annona system of food handouts. This was politically unacceptable for the leaders of Rome because it would have led to straight up revolution.
>Peter Garnsey combines the accounts of the author of the fourth-century Epitome that 20 million modii of wheat came from Egypt and Josephus' statement in the mid-first century AD that North Africa provided twice the export of Egypt and that it supplied Rome eight months of the year and Egypt supplied the other four, leaving a total of 60 million modii imported to Rome.
Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World: Response to Rise and Crisis.
Fuckig Chinese Moot! He decides to make a history board which I've been begging for, for years during Halloween when I'm not home. Am I too late? Has it devolved into /pol/ shitposting or is it still full of interesting rewarding discussions?
Also about M Anth. Was he as "stupid" and brutish as he is portrayed in HBO's Rome or was he smarter than we give him credit for?
Actually controlling the food supply of Rome isn't really a big deal.
He HAS to let the corn get through, no Roman population is going to accept the guy who starved them.
Egypt had also only recently become a producer of grain for Rome, most of which came already from Sicily and Asia.
The Egypt food advantage is really overblown.
I was actually only disputing the claim that Egypt wasn't an important source of Rome's grain. I wasn't talking about it in relation to Marc Antony like the previous Anon was.
But it was still very important to Rome even under the Ptolemies and became moreso into the Imperial period.
>But it was still very important to Rome even under the Ptolemies and became moreso into the Imperial period.
Oh yeah, I won't deny it was important, but there seems to be a commonly believed myth that all grain for Rome came from Egypt.
I'm more concerned that people think Antony could have cut the supply. He was already criticized for being to Eastern by his opponents in Rome, cutting the supply would have been political suicide.
He gave large parts of the Eastern Roman territories to Cleopatra and other eastern rulers.
Octavian said he was planning on starting a new senate in the east, declared him a traitor, and declared war.
Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden
never lost any battles, but is still the shadow of his cousin Prinz Eugen.
That was a strategic victory for the hre.
The french couldn't unite with the bavarian troops
"The French forces needed to join their Bavarian allies and defeat the Imperial troops that stood between them."
" Villars was also prevented from joining the Bavarians"
>"The bullet is a mad thing; only the bayonet knows what it is about."
>"Stab once and throw the Turk off the bayonet. Bayonet another, bayonet a third; a real warrior will bayonet half a dozen and more. Keep a bullet in the barrel. If three should run at you, bayonet the first, shoot the second and lay out the third with your bayonet."