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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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(Placename) 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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Ac•ti•um(ˈæk ti əm, -ʃi əm)
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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|Noun||1.||Actium - an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece|
|2.||Actium - the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC|
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