a promontory in NW ancient Greece: Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian and Agrippa in a naval battle near here in 31 b.c.
Historical Examples

The galleys “rammed” each other at Actium; but there was no Dahlgren or Sawyer to thunder from their decks or turrets.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865 Various

Pompey cut his stick at Pharsalia, and so did Antony at Actium.
The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh

The Apollo of Actium was a gigantic statue, which served for a beacon.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

Its name, Latinized into Actium, became famous as that of the naval battle.
Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale

It was not for eleven months after the battle of Actium that Octavian entered the open gates of Alexandria.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2 Various

But in the midst was wrought a great battle of ships at the cape of Actium.
Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church

The rivals met at Actium, where was fought one of the great decisive battles of the world.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume III John Lord

The modern town, Azio, which is not the ancient Actium, is near these ruins.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo

Whence do I, by whose miserable weakness the battle of Actium was lost, derive the right to walk longer beneath the sun?
Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers

But it came to a sudden end with the fall of Antony in the battle of Actium .
History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

a town of ancient Greece that overlooked the naval battle in 31 bc at which Octavian’s fleet under Agrippa defeated that of Mark Antony and Cleopatra


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