Originally Posted by juliaainscow100
well i would say because all romans ever did was marry for status. Egypt being a very wealthy country, would be a fantastic ally wouldnt it...
Unlike modern men and women, who would never.. ever...
marry for money or status?
Pop quiz: you're in a vaguely satisfying but not particularly advantageous marriage, with no particular prospects for the future. You have an opportunity to marry the Wealthiest Person in the Whole World -- the ancient equivalent of Bill Gates -- who also happens to be fairly hot, and is coming on like a freight train. What would you do?
Are you absolutely entirely 100% sure?
Isn't this a horrible question?
I've always suspected that one reason Augustus was so down on Marc Antony was jealousy. When one reads between the lines of Suetonius Lives of the Twelve Caesers
, it could be one of those 'nerd doesn't get the girl, nerd raises legions, nerd wins the resulting civil war, nerd founds an empire that lasts more than five centuries' kind of deals.