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Definition of Actium

  • naval battle where Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC.
  • the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC
  • an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece

How to use actium in a sentence. Actium pronunciation.

Next, his whole position was imperilled by the result of the battle of Actium; he had once more ranged himself upon the wrong side.
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It had no historic fame, except as furnishing on its waters a place for the decisive battle which Augustus gained over Antony, at Actium, and for the islands on the coast, one of which, Ithaca, a rugged and mountainous island, was the residence of Ulysses.
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The fate of the empire was to be settled, not by land forces, but a naval battle, and that was fought at Actium, not now with equal forces, for those of Antonius had been weakened by desertions.
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Soon after, in the year A.D. 14, Augustus died in his seventy-seventh year, after a reign of forty-four years from the battle of Actium, and fifty from the triumvirate—one of the longest reigns in history, and one of the most successful.
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After the battle of Actium, his wars were chiefly with the barbarians, and his greatest generals were members of the imperial family.
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He was withheld from public life, and he devoted himself to literary pursuits, and even wrote a history of Roman affairs from the battle of Actium, but it gained him no consideration.
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Commencement of the revolutionary century at Rome, I.E. from the time of the excitement produced by the attempts made by the Gracchi to reform the commonwealth, to the battle of Actium (B.C. 31), which established Octavianus Caesar as sole master of the Roman world.
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Antony is completely defeated by Octavianus Caesar at Actium.
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However he revolted from him, persuaded by the Friends of Marc Antony, that the Battle of Actium would decree the Empire to that General.
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Athens and Corinth were behind the combatants, the mountains of Alexander's Macedon rose in the distance; the rock of Sappho and the heights of Actium, were before their eyes.
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A fairer and falser Queen than "Egypt," had bewitched the famous youth who had triumphed not, lost the world, beneath the heights of Actium.
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Other statues, agreeing with this one in attitude, but showing various stages of development, have been found in many places, from Samos on the east to Actium on the west.
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About the time of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, particularly after the battle of Actium, suicide was in great favor in Egypt.
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And Actium's gulf and Apollo's darts quailing the warriors!
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He made alliance with a Median king who betrothed his daughter to Cleopatra's infant son Alexander; but he made the fatal mistake of allowing Cleopatra to accompany him to Samos, where he gathered his army, and even to Actium, where she led the way in flying from the fight, and so persuading the infatuated Antony to leave his army and join in her disgraceful escape.
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The great sea fight near Actium, September 2d, B.C. 31, resulted in the destruction of Antony's fleet after he had followed Cleopatra in her flight.
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But the rivalship of the triumvirs prolonged for several years the divided state of the Roman world; and it was not till after the crowning victory of Actium that the imperial government was established in its unity.
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It was not for eleven months after the battle of Actium that Octavian entered the open gates of Alexandria.
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Octavian dated the years of his imperial monarchy from the day of the battle of Actium.
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Then he celebrated three magnificent triumphs, after the example of his uncle the great dictator, for his victories in Dalmatia, at Actium, and in Egypt.
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Examples of Actium

Example #1
In the first instance he had much to suffer from Cleopatra, who would willingly have seen Palestine reduced under Egyptian domination once more, and who actually succeeded in inducing Antony to take from Herod several fair and valuable provinces of his realm.
Example #2
The seventh year, which is there a relative one, has here become fixed,-not varying for the various properties, but common for the whole land, a sabbatical year after the manner of the Sabbath day.
Example #3
The reign of the high priests.
Example #4
South of Epirus, on the Ionian Sea, and west of Ætolia, was Acarnania, occupied by a barbarous people before the Pelasgi settled in it.
Example #5
Jacob, in the mean time, became rich, although his flocks and herds were obtained by a sharp bargain, which he turned to his own account.
Example #6
But Laban, unwilling to lose so profitable a son-in-law, raised obstacles.