Warfare in September


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).

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