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.
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
- Actin filament
actin filament actin filament n. One of the contractile elements in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle fibers.
a globulin that is present in muscle plasma and that in connection with myosin plays an important role in muscle contraction. variant of before a vowel: actinism. Historical Examples And if Mr. Robert hadn’t been actin’ so much like a poor prune he’d have quit that line right there. Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford That’s […]
having tentacles or rays. pertaining to the oral area from which the arms or tentacles radiate. Historical Examples The plane of the actinal surface at first meets that of the abactinal at an acute or nearly right angle. The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour The larval mouth is […]
- Acting area
the part of a stage used by the actors: Confine the acting area for this scene to downstage.