Battle o Actium

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Battle o Actium
Pairt o The Final War o the Roman Republic
Date September 2, 31 BC.
Location Ionian sea, near the ceety o Actium in Greece
38°56′04″N 20°44′19″E / 38.93444°N 20.73861°E / 38.93444; 20.73861Coordinates: 38°56′04″N 20°44′19″E / 38.93444°N 20.73861°E / 38.93444; 20.73861
Result Decisive Octavian victory;
Belligerents
Octavian's Roman an allied supporters an forces Ptolemaic Egyp
Mark Antony's Roman an allied supporters
Commanders an leaders
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa Cleopatra
Mark Antony
Strength
250 galleys
16,000 infantry an 3,000 airchers.
290 galleys
30–50 Transports
20,000 infantry
2,000 airchers
Casualties an losses
About 2,500 killed Over 5,000 killed;
200 ships sunk or captured

The Battle o Actium wis the decisive confrontation o the Final War o the Roman Republic, a naval engagement atween Octavian an the combined forces o Mark Antony an Cleopatra on 2 September 31 BC, on the Ionian Sea near the ceety o Actium, in the Roman province o Epirus vetus in Greece. Octavian's fleet wis commandit bi Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, while Antony's fleet wis supportit bi the ships of Queen Cleopatra o Ptolemaic Egyp.