Event Summary

Battle of Actium

Date

31 B.C.

Description

Romans under Octavian defeat Egyptian fleet under Marc Anthony and Cleopatra off northwest coast of Greece. Ushers in Roman command of the Mediterranean Sea ["Mare Nostrum"]for 250 years.

Timeline 1

The Earth's Oceans to 1350 AD

Related People

Antony, Mark; Octavian

Related Glossary

Mare Nostrum