actium

  1. an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece
  2. the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC

Actium

Actium (Greek: Ἄκτιον) was the ancient name of a promontory of western Greece in northwestern Acarnania, at the mouth of the Sinus Ambracius (Gulf of Arta) opposite Nicopolis, built by Augustus on the north side of the strait. On the promontory was an ancient temple of Apollo Actius, which was enlarged by Augustus, who, to memorialize the B...
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Actium

(from the article `Xerxes I`) ...men according to Herodotus and 360,000 by modern estimate, supported by 700 to 800 ships. Their passage was facilitated by a massive engineering ...
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Actium

noun the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian`s fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC
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Actium

a promontory on the northwestern coast of Greece off which Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra in a naval battle (31 BCE) (Aeneid).
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Actium

Actium (ăk'tēum, –shē–) , promontory, NW Acarnania, Greece, at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. There are vestiges of several temples and an ancient town. At Actium was fought the naval battle (31 B.C.) in which the forces of Octavian (later Augustus) under Agrippa ...
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Actium

[n] - an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece 2. [n] - the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC
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