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But at Rome Octavia was desirous of sailing to Antony, and Caesar gave her permission to do so, as the majority say, not as a favour to her, but in order that, in case she were neglected and treated with scorn, he might have plausible ground for war. When Octavia arrived at Athens,1 she received letters from Antony in which he bade her remain there and told her of his expedition.

1 In 35 B.C.

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