[ ak-tee-uhm, -shee-uhm ]
/ ˈæk ti əm, -ʃi əm /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ActiumAc·ti·an [ak-tee-uhn, -shee-uhn], /ˈæk ti ən, -ʃi ən/, adjective
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How to use Actium in a sentence
The Roman Republic began going to pieces about a hundred years before the battle of Actium.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
For the rest of his life he settled at Nicopolis, in southern Epirus, not far from the scene of the battle of Actium.
The battle of Actium reaffirmed the destiny of Rome, and the death of the republic was illustrated by the annexation of Egypt.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
He went to Nicopolis, across Actium in Epirus, where he conducted his own school.The Enchiridion|Epictetus
Patr was selected by Augustus as a place in which to settle some of those, who had fought with him at Actium.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)|Charles Bucke
British Dictionary definitions for Actium
/ (ˈæktɪəm) /
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
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