Yet, despite its significance, what exactly happened at Actium has been a mystery, despite significant labors and effort on the part of many classicists and military historians both amateur and professional. Professor Lee Fratantuono reexamines the ancient evidence and presents a compelling and solidly documented account of what took place in the waters off the promontory of Leucas in late August and early September of 31 B.C.
"I found Prof Fratantuono’s writing style easy to read and his discussion is, in my opinion, a good discourse of this topic. It now sits on my bookshelf with other ancient naval tomes." ~Thomo's Hole
“Fratantuono’s approach [is] quite valuable… this is nevertheless definitely an important read for anyone interested in the Roman civil wars or ancient naval warfare.” ~The NYMAS Review