2nd September 31 BCE: Marc Antony defeated at the Battle of Actium
Rome- Mark Antony defeated at battle of Actium
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Antony with Cleopatra before the Battle of Actium, 31 BC
The Battle of Actium
The Battle of Actium was the decisive confrontation of the Final War of the Roman Republic, a naval engagement between Octavian and the combined forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra on 2 September 31 BC, on the Ionian Sea near the promontory of Actium, in the Roman province of Epirus Vetus in Greece. Octavian's fleet was commanded by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, while Antony's fleet was supported by the power of Queen Cleopatra of Ptolemaic Egypt.