Actium 31 BC
Wars of the Second Triumvirate
In the Roman struggle for power, Octavian’s navy under Marcus Agrippa blockaded Mark Antony’s massive fleet in the Bay of Actium, on
the west coast of Greece near modern Preveza. One of the largest sea battles of the ancient world led to the eventual surrender of Antony’s army.
He and his wife Cleopatra fled to Egypt, where they committed suicide to avoid capture (2 September 31 bc).
- The Battle of Actium – History.com This Day in History – 9/2/31 B.C. (worldhistoryreview.org)
- Battle of Actium (bookstove.com)
- Today in Ancient History – Al Dente (xmatman.com)