Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the History's Turning Points series, which explores pivotal moments in world history, History's Turning Points: The Battle of Actium transports viewers to ancient Rome for a showdown of great importance. Via on-location dramatizations, the program re-creates the day Octavia defeated Antony, becoming Rome's first emperor. Commentary grounds the event in world historical context. This program is recommended for students and history enthusiasts.