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 city of Actium, in Greece.
Octavian’s fleet was commanded by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, while Antony’s fleet was supported by the ships of Queen Cleopatra of Ptolemaic Egypt.
The two fleets met outside the Gulf of Actium (today Preveza), on the morning of 2 September 31 BC.
Antony’s fleet numbered which 230 were large war galleys with towers full of armed men. He led these through the straits towards the open sea. Octavian had about 250 warships.
Octavian’s fleet was waiting beyond the straits…