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Actium

noun
1.
An ancient town on a promontory in western Greece.
2.
The naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC.






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"Actium" Quotes from Famous Books



... reconciliations, deaths. The complicated action stretches over a long period of time and over a huge tract of space. The scene constantly shifts from Alexandria to Rome, from Athens to Messina, from Pompey's galley to the plains of Actium. Some commentators have been puzzled by the multitude of these changes, and when, for a scene of a few moments, Shakespeare shows us a Roman army marching through Syria, they have been able to see in it nothing more than a wanton violation ...
— Landmarks in French Literature • G. Lytton Strachey



Words linked to "Actium" :   Ellas, town, Hellenic Republic, Greece, naval battle



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