The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel - Chapters 77 through 87, Olympos' Scroll Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 77 through 87, Olympos' Scroll Summary

In chapter seventy-seven, Antony and Cleopatra learn that Octavian surrounded a large force of Antony's men and that the men, rather than face certain annihilation at the hands of the Roman army, surrendered. The messenger who arrives with the news says that the men felt forced into it because Antony has no way to pay them. Antony feels that they surrendered because he wasn't there to lead them. Antony leaves Cleopatra's side, saying that he needs to go to Cyrenaica to inspect the troops there. In chapter seventy-eight, Cleopatra learns that the forces in Cyrenaica have defected to Octavian. She realizes that there's little she can do now to defeat Octavian and begins to make plans for the time when Octavian takes over her country. She calls for Caesarion and tells him that she has a plan...

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