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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It is no coincidence that the Battles of Salamis, Actium, Lepanto, and the Nile occurred within a 400-mile diameter circle.
He explains that the excesses of wealth and luxury that Rome had undergone after the battle of Actium until the advent of the emperor Galba had been mitigated a little by the entrance of austere new men from the municipia and colonies, but that lately they had had an even greater promoter of parsimonia in Vespasian and his strict way of living.
Marc Antony's abandonment of his soldiers at Actium is one of the touchstones of Western military history.
Parallels with modern technology apart, it didn't end well for Marc Antony as he ended his life after a defeat at the battle of Actium once he heard the news that Cleopatra had ended her life, falsely spread by Cleopatra herself.
After briefly summarizing the debate, Marshak presents his conclusion that the coins refer to Herod's reconfirmation as ruler of Judaea after Actium, and are thus a symbol of his legitimacy.
In 1963, 20th Century Fox, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and a cast of zillions teamed up to recreate the Battle of Actium on a scale that Octavian himself might have found extravagant.
In an interpretive essay for high school or undergraduate students, Wallace-Hadrill tries to convey how the victor of Octavian at Actium transformed Rome and Roman life.
31 BC: Cleopatra and Mark Antony make a disastrous decision to delay Ruler of Egypt and Roman husband Mark Antony waited too long to fight rival Octavian at Actium, and lost.
Suas contribuicoes chegaram ate mesmo a ajudar o povo de Antioquia, Rodes e Quios, bem como de Nicopolis, que o imperador fundou perto de Actium (1) e onde Herodes erigiu a maioria de suas construcoes publicas (Weiss 2014: 12).
(35) After the disaster at Actium, Antony can return home only in disgrace, either as an Egyptian puppet as Cleopatra imagines (v.
Matters cross a threshold at Actium when he directs his ship to turn and run from the face of battle in pursuit of Cleopatra's fleeing galley.
Moreover, Augustus' and Antony's veterans engaged in violent confiscations of land in Italy after the battle of Philippi in 42 BC and also after the battle of Actium in 31 BC.
By proving himself to be like Aristaeus the better and more obedient poet and respectful of the law, Virgil eventually gained the commission to write the epic that would celebrate Octavian's great victory at Actium which later became a poem, the Aeneid, that would honor him, the Roman people and his Empire.