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FIRST ROMAN EMPEROR WHO DEFEATED THE EGYPTIAN QUEEN

 

In this original, fictional story based on real events in Rome and Egypt from 40BC to 30BC, Octavian was the Roman Emperor who defeated Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony, at the Battle of Actium, and subsequently annexed Egypt.

 

Egypt's independence was increasingly threatened by the expanding power of Rome, which had already subjugated several Hellenistic states by the time of Cleopatra's reign.

 

Octavius was studying and undergoing military training in Apollonia, Illyria, when Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC. He rejected the advice of some army officers to take refuge with the troops in Macedonia and sailed to Italy to ascertain whether he had any potential political fortunes or security. Caesar had no living legitimate children under Roman law, and so had adopted Octavius, his grand-nephew, making him his primary heir. After landing at Lupiae near Brundisium, Octavius learned the contents of Caesar's will, and only then did he decide to become Caesar's political heir as well as heir to two-thirds of his estate.

Octavian forcibly entered the temple of the Vestal Virgins and seized Antony's secret will, which he promptly publicized. The will would have given away Roman-conquered territories as kingdoms for his sons to rule, and designated Alexandria as the site for a tomb for him and his queen. In late 32 BC, the Senate officially revoked Antony's powers as consul and declared war on Cleopatra's regime in Egypt.

In early 31 BC, Antony and Cleopatra were temporarily stationed in Greece when Octavian gained a preliminary victory: the navy successfully ferried troops across the Adriatic Sea under the command of Agrippa. Agrippa cut off Antony and Cleopatra's main force from their supply routes at sea, while Octavian landed on the mainland opposite the island of Corcyra (modern Corfu) and marched south. Trapped on land and sea, deserters of Antony's army fled to Octavian's side daily while Octavian's forces were comfortable enough to make preparations.

Antony's fleet sailed through the bay of Actium on the western coast of Greece in a desperate attempt to break free of the naval blockade. It was there that Antony's fleet faced the much larger fleet of smaller, more maneuverable ships under commanders Agrippa and Gaius Sosius in the Battle of Actium on 2 September 31 BC. Antony and his remaining forces were spared only due to a last-ditch effort by Cleopatra's fleet that had been waiting nearby.

Octavian pursued them and defeated their forces in Alexandria on 1 August 30 BC - after which Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide. Octavian, thus became the enemy of Cleopatra, which is carried forward to her rebirth as historic teaching. But, has no lasting effect on the well adjusted daughter of Professor Krafenstein, and ally of John Storm. Indeed, Cleopatra and John are grateful to Octavian for allowing their remains to be hidden in a secret location, that even the great ruler could not locate. Nor did the Roman Emperor make undue efforts in this regard.

 

Thus, as the prophesy (or curse) of Cleopatra VII came true, as her rebirth, she had ultimately beaten her adversary.

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra VII, the last Egyptian Pharaoh Queen

 

 

John Storm is Mark Antony reborn, who falls in love all over again with the reincarnated Cleopatra

 

 

 

 

CHARACTERS - PROTAGONISTS

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Abdullah Amir

Middle eastern marine captain

Ark, Genetic engineering data storage

Interactive biological DNA digital codex

Captain Nemo

Interactive autonomous navigation system

Charley Temple

Adventurous researcher & cameraman

Cleopatra, last Pharaoh queen of Egypt reborn

The reincarnated replicant Mummy clone

Dan Hawk

Electronics wizard & 2nd mate E. Swann

Dr Roberta (Bobbie) Treadstone

Blue Shield ocean division, Newcastle Uni

Elizabeth Swann

World's most advanced AI hydrogen ship

Excalibur, Merlin & Pendragon

Anti-piracy laser & taser weapons system

George Franks

Estate trustee

Hal

Advanced onboard Artificial Intelligence

Jack Mason

CIA contact, sometime double agent

Jill Bird

BBC news anchor, overseas services

John Storm

Explorer/conservationist/anthropologist

Julius Caesar

Roman General, assassinated 44BC

Kitty Kat (Katie)

Ships cat and mascot, who loves fishing

Mark Antony

Roman General, Cleopatra's lover

Professor Douglas Storm

Genius & great uncle to John Storm

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO, subsea archaeology division

Sam Hollis

Reporter, Trinidad Bugle

Steve Green (Greeno)

Freelance investigative bloodhound

US President Lincoln George Truman

Supreme commander US military

William Bates (Billy the Kid)

US computer genius & CyberCore Genetica

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CHARACTERS - ANTAGONISTS

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Franco Francisco

Italian scientist, cloning expert 

Frankenstein, Baron Victor

Creator of the famous monster

General Sir Rodney Dunbar

Head of MI6 human enhancement

Harold (Dirty Harry) Holland

Chief Constable, Scotland Yard

Husani Hassan

President elect of Egypt

Klaus von Kolreuter

Swiss scientist, human genome expert

Musa Bomani

Hired Egyptian tomb raider

Nicholas (Nick- The Devil) Johnson MP

UK Minister for Defence

Octavian (Augustus)

First Roman Emperor 27BC - AD14

Professor Doctor Krafenstein

Baron Victor Von Frankenstein VI

Roberto Ferrara

Italian spy Vatican & Interpol, double agent

Rudolf Kessler

Egyptologist/archaeologist

Sergeant Shaun Flanagan

Police officer, Scotland Yard

 

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra Vs Frankenstein

 

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  CAST OF CHARACTERS: CLEOPATRA'S MUMMY VERSUS FRANKENSTEIN - JOHN STORM IS MARK ANTONY REBORN, HE FINDS CLEOPATRA'S MUMMY AND FALLS IN LOVE WITH THE REINCARNATED EGYPTIAN QUEEN,

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