This book examines the circumstances surrounding a monumental conflict that changed the history of Rome. There are chapters on The Origins of Rome to the Collapse of the Republic; The Second Triumvirate; Philippi; Sextus Pompeius; Octavian versus Antony and Cleopatra; Roman Naval Warfare; The Actian Campaign; The Age of Augustus; and Actium in Literature. By David J. Califf. Chelsea House. Hardback. 118 pages.