Actium

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an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece

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

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Antony probably lost the Battle of Actium because he couldn't feed his troops, not because Cleopatra lured him away.
Finally, it must be mentioned that, the temple may have accrued its associations with the battle of Actium only a decade later.
Virgil also depicts Cleopatra as summoning her troops to the Battle of Actium with a sistrum, Aen.
Disagreements led to civil war and Mark Antony was defeated by Octavian at the battle of Actium in 31 BC.
95) follows the history of the Roman navy from the battle of Actium to the fall of the Western Empire.
dissertation in ancient history at the University of Nottingham exploring the interplay between Octavian/Augustus, the Triumvirate he was part of, the Battle of Actium, the role ascribed to the god Apollo in the battle, and how the propaganda and ideology regarding the events contributed to the rise of Augustus as sole emperor.
The queen of Egypt and her Roman general lover committed suicide after being defeated in the battle of Actium in 31 BC.
Anthony and Cleopatra committed suicide in 30BC after losing the Battle of Actium.
Who was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium in 31BC?
Cleopatra flees in the battle of Actium so as to offer Antony, for his good, a world of love as an alternative to "the logic of plunder and war," and although I can see nothing in the play to suggest that one should view her action in this way, one cannot but warm to what Bonnefoy is pursuing here, a love that frees and preserves, "an aptitude for the lived moment, for its fullness, its light.
when Octavian, Caesar's nephew, collected all power to himself after defeating Mark Anthony in the battle of Actium, which Virgil celebrated in his last poem, the Aeneid.
After 10 years of rivalry, he forced Lepidus into retirement and defeated Mark Antony and his Egyptian allies led by Cleopatra at the naval battle of Actium.
The real point about this incident, which Shakespeare drives home to his audiences in his other Roman and early British plays, is that if Antony and Cleopatra with Enobarbus had won the battle of Actium, Western Europe and its civilization could have been fashioned on a corrupted system of government with personal, arbitrary rule exercised by eastern-style potentates, instead of that offered by Rome which favoured the rule of law and a system of government by consent which Octavius represents for theatre-goers to the play.
unto [Antony's] soldiers" after the Parthian adventure (239), and in both Plutarch and Shakespeare she supplies ships for the battle of Actium, of which Antony kept sixty and burned the rest (255).