Ac·ti·um (ăkshē-əm, -tē-)
A promontory and ancient town of western Greece. In 31 BC it was the site of Octavian's naval victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra. As a result of the battle, Egypt came under Roman control and Octavian (later Augustus) was established as Rome's ruler.
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