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Admiral Marcus Agrippa--single figure--Limited Availability.
Item Number: 6369
Period: Roman Empire
Scale: 1/30 Scale
Admiral Marcus Agrippa
Roman General, admiral, statesman, architect and master builder, Marcus Agrippa was an indispensable element in the founding of the Roman Imperial state. A lifelong friend from childhood to Octavian, who became Augustus, Agrippa was Octavian’s principle subordinate and counselor. When Octavian was consolidating his power and dealing with his enemies, Antony and Lepidus, Agrippa surfaced as his most reliable general. Agrippa fought Octavian’s wars in Gaul, Spain, and the Middle East.
When the son of Pompey the Great, Sextus, was preying on Roman shipping with his pirate fleet, Octavian sent Agrippa to deal with him. Agrippa reformed the Roman Navy with new ships, training, and tactics. With these, Agrippa soundly defeated Sextus Pompeius and his pirates.
At the final confrontation between Marc Antony and Octavian at Actium, where the larger fleet of Antony and Cleopatra met Octavian’s Roman Navy under Admiral Marcus Agrippa, a huge navel battle ensued. Octavian’s forces under Agrippa prevailed, resulting in Octavian assuming total control of the Roman Empire.
Over the years Augustus’ health often precluded his being able to make necessary military and/or civil engagements throughout the vast Roman territories. These duties fell to his deputy Marcus Agrippa. Agrippa was granted special powers by Augustus, including carrying Augustus’ signet ring. Agrippa founded cities, built aqueducts, roads, bridges, the Parthenon, and much more. In 12 BC on his way to Pannonia, Agrippa fell ill and died.
Capable, loyal, modest and trustworthy Agrippa was the ideal deputy for Augustus; not to mention his skills as a general, admiral, organizer, administrator, and engineer. An irreplaceable loss for Augustus and Rome.