Battle of actium

Explore the epic Battle of Actium, a pivotal moment in ancient history that shaped the fate of the Roman Empire. Learn about the strategies, heroes, and consequences of this historic clash on the high seas.
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In the following year the balance of power began to change: whereas Antony’s eastern expedition failed, Octavian’s fleet—commanded by his former schoolmate Marcus Agrippa, who, although unpopular with the influential nobles, was an admiral of genius—totally defeated Sextus Pompeius off Cape Naulochus (Venetico) in Sicily. At this point the third triumvir, Lepidus, seeking to contest Octavian’s supremacy in the west by force, was disarmed by Octavian, deprived of his triumviral office, and…

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Gary Brocken