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Additional Latin Inscriptions: 10


VICTORY MONUMENT OF OCTAVIAN AT ACTIUM

Latin text:   ILGR_158
Date:     29 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations


To commemorate the battle of Actium, Octavian built a new city, Nicopolis, together with an impressive victory monument, which had this inscription in large letters.

The translation is taken from K. Zachos, "An Archaeological Guide to Nicopolis", p.65 ( academia.edu ). See also W.M. Murray & P.M. Petsas, "Octavian's Campsite Memorial for the Actian War", pp. 62-86 ( Google Books ).



Imperator Caesar, son of the divine Julius, victor in the war he waged on behalf of the republic in this region, when he was consul for the fifth time and imperator for the seventh time, after peace had been secured on land and sea, consecrated to Mars and Neptune the camp, from which he set forth to battle, adorned with naval spoils.


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