The Meeting of Mark Antony
Meanwhile, conflict between Mark Antony and Octavian was taking place in Rome. Both sides asked Cleopatra for support, and after stalling she sent four Roman legions, that were stationed in Egypt, to support the triumvirate. Mark Antony summoned Cleopatra to Tarsus ( south of modern Turkey) to explain the role she had in the complication aftermath of Caesar's murder. When she arrived, Mark was seduced by her charms. Later, he agreed to protect Cleopatra and her crown. Leaving his wife/sister and three children, he travels to Egypt. After spending the winter there, he turns to Rome. While he was away, Cleopatra gives birth to twins, Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene.