Nicopolis Actia


Nicopolis Actia
Ancient city, northwestern Greece.

Its ruins lie about 4 mi (6 km) north of Préveza. It was founded in 31 BC by Octavian (later Augustus) to commemorate his victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. It became the capital of the coastal region, encompassing Acarnania and Epirus, and was famous for its buildings and for the Actian Games. Destroyed in the 4th century AD and rebuilt, it was finally destroyed by Bulgarians in the 11th century. Its ruins include a basilica, a Roman theatre, and an aqueduct.

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Greece
Modern Greek  Nikópolis , formerly  Palaiopréveza 

      city about 4 miles (6 km) north of Préveza, northwestern Greece, opposite Actium (now Áktion) at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf (now Amvrakikós Gulf). It was founded in 31 BC by Octavian (who in 27 BC was to become the Roman emperor Augustus) in commemoration of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium. Nicopolis Actia became the capital and economic heart of the new province of Epirus, which encompassed Acarnania and southern Epirus (now Ípiros).

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