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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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An example of Virgil's pandering to Augustus is the shield of Aeneas that depicts the defeat of Marc Anthony and Cleopatra at Actium in Aeneid VIII.
Hence stories of Augustus rewarding a Greek poet who wittily responded to an imperial prank, or generously defending an Actium veteran who sought legal support, reek of flattering literary distortion but are presented as fact.
Alston's descriptions of battle can be gripping, such as the climactic confrontation off the coast of Actium in 31 B.
Classics scholars from Europe, Australia, and the US discuss writers like Lucretius, Eratosthenes, Strabo, Aelius Aristides, Seneca, Pindar, and Ovid, and places like Mount Etna, Teuthrania and Pergamon, the Alban Hills, central Greece, the battle of Actium, the Troad, Thessaly, Augustan Rome, the Black Sea region, the battle of Pharsalus, Attica, and the walls of Thebes.
El Nilo en el Egipto romano y cristiano>>, se analiza la evolucion de las creencias religiosas sobre el Nilo con posterioridad a la victoria de Octavio en Actium y la subsiguiente conquista de Egipto.
The evidence of the Hellenistic era between Alexander and Actium shows that this kind of political order is actually associated with high levels of innovation.
In common with the latter drama, Shakespeare's play interrogates the connection between controlling the air, imperial conquest, and the fashioning of personal and public legacies: for example, Antony's defeat at Actium conflates the threats to empire posed by foreign queens and storms in the Aeneid when Cleopatra, who has come to embody the Virgilian storm, draws his fleet away from battle.
Se debatia entre el deseo de un amigo y la orden del entonces ya Octavio Augusto, gobernante supremo de Roma despues de apartar primero del poder a Lepido y, a continuacion, derrotar a Marco Antonio en la batalla naval de Actium.
The Battle of Actium was a decisive battle between the Egyptian navy and Rome.
Lepanto is presented as a second Actium, with the victory at Lepanto being seen as a sort of fulfillment of the prophecies in Eclogue 4 and a vindication of the Roman tradition, but we find as well a Virgilian mourning over the accompanying violence and loss, sympathy with the Ottoman fighters, and records of misdeeds by the victors.
The story of how Cleopatra seduced Roman ruler Julius Caesar by smuggling herself into his palace rolled up in a carpet -- perhaps the most oft repeated narrative from her life -- came from a record of the Battle of Actium recorded by her opponent, the Roman general Octavian, Wkye said.
Apenas iniciado el siglo, Guglielmo Ferrero, en su Grandezza e decadenza di Roma, presentaba, consecutivamente a Actium, el <<restablecimiento de la Republica[mucho mayor que].
In a hundred years' time it will seem as bizarre that nations once attacked one another with fleets of gasoline-engined bombers as that they once fought great battles with fleets of ships propelled by banks of men rowing to the beat of a drum --perhaps more bizarre because the fleets of petrol-engined bombers were the fashion for only thirty-five years and achieved no decisive results whereas the rowing galley was a favored weapon for more than two millennia and was the means of winning a number of victories, Salamis, Actium, Lepanto for example, that were major historical turning points.
The Roman Republic came to an end after the Battle of Actium in 31 BCE.