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Nikopolis, Monument of Augustus

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Inscription of the monument

«VACAT IMP. CAESAR DIVI JULI F VICTORIAM CONSECUTUS BELLO QUOD PRO REPUBLICA GESSIT IN HAC REGIONE CONSUL QUINTUM IMPERATOR SEPTIMUM PACE PARTA TERRA MARIQUE NEPTUNO ET MARTI CASTRA EX QUIBUS AD HOSTEM INSEQUENDUM EGRESSUS EST NAVALIBUS SPOLIIS EXORNATA CONSACRAVIT VACAT».

Dedicated to Mars and Neptune for the Actium Battle victory, with 36 ship rams included in the monument ( 10 percent of the ships of Antonius and Cleopatra captured by Augustus)

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William M. Murray, Photios M. Petsas, Octavian's Campsite Memorial for the Actian War.
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Ser., Vol. 79, No. 4 (1989)

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