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Encyclopedia > Battle of Naulochus
Battle of Naulochus

Conflict: Roman Republican civil wars
Date: September 3, 36 BC
Place: off Naulochus cape, Sicily
Outcome: Octavian victory
Combatants
Pompeians Octavian
Commanders
Sextus Pompeius Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Strength
300 ships 300 ships
Casualties
28 ships sunk, 17 fleed, the others captured 3 ships

The naval Battle of Naulochus was fought on 3 September 36 BC between the fleets of Sextus Pompeius and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, near Naulochus, Sicily. The victory of Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, marked the end of the Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate. There were several Roman civil wars, especially during the time of the late Republic. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC - 30s BC - 20s BC 10s BC 0s 10s 20s Years: 41 BC 40 BC 39 BC 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC 34 BC 33 BC 32 BC... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... Bust of Augustus Caesar Caesar Augustus (Latin:IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS) ¹ (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), known earlier in his life as Gaius Octavius or Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, was the first Roman Emperor and is traditionally considered the greatest. ... Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, in English Sextus Pompey, was a Roman general from the late Republic (1st century BC). ... Marcus Agrippa Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63 BC-12 BC) was a Roman statesman and general. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC - 30s BC - 20s BC 10s BC 0s 10s 20s Years: 41 BC 40 BC 39 BC 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC 34 BC 33 BC 32 BC... Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, in English Sextus Pompey, was a Roman general from the late Republic (1st century BC). ... Marcus Agrippa Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63 BC-12 BC) was a Roman statesman and general. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... Bust of Augustus Caesar Caesar Augustus (Latin:IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS) ¹ (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), known earlier in his life as Gaius Octavius or Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, was the first Roman Emperor and is traditionally considered the greatest. ... The Second Triumvirate is the name historians give to the official political alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian, later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony. ...


Background

After the strengthening of the bond between Octavian and Mark Anthony, with the pact of Brundisium, the two triumvirs were to manage the menace of Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey. Sextus had occupied the province of Sicily, which provided Rome's grain supply. When Sextus had managed to bring Rome to famine, in 39 BC, Octavian and Anthony sought an alliance with Sextus, appointing him governor of Sicily, Sardinia, and Peloponnesus for five years (treaty of Misenum). The alliance was short lived, and Sextus cut the grain supply to Rome. Octavian tried to invade Sicily in 38 BC, but the ships were forced to go back because of bad weather. Bust of Marcus Antonius Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N¹) (c. ... This article refers to the General of the Roman republic. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC - 30s BC - 20s BC 10s BC 0s 10s 20s Years: 44 BC 43 BC 42 BC 41 BC 40 BC - 39 BC - 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC - 30s BC - 20s BC 10s BC 0s 10s 20s Years: 43 BC 42 BC 41 BC 40 BC 39 BC 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC 34 BC...


Agrippa cut part of via Ercolana and digged a channel to connect Lucrinus lake to the sea, in order to chang it into an harbour, called Iulius. The new harbour is used to train the ships for naval battles. A new fleet was built, with 20,000 oarsmen gathered freeing slaves. The new ships were built much larger, in order to carry many more navy infantry units, which were being trained at the same time. Furthermore, Anthony exchanges 20,000 infantry for his Parthian campaign with 120 ships, under the command of Titus Statilius Taurus. In July 36 BC the two fleets sailed from Italy, and another fleet, provided by the third triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, sailed from Africa, to attack Sextus' stronghold in Sicily. Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC - 30s BC - 20s BC 10s BC 0s 10s 20s Years: 41 BC 40 BC 39 BC 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC 34 BC 33 BC 32 BC... This page is about the contemporary of Caesar Augustus. ...


In August Agrippa defeated, for the first time, Sextus in a naval battle near Mile (modern Milazzo); the same month Octavian was defeated and seriously wounded in a battle near Taormina. Milazzo is a town of 50. ... Greek Theater in Taormina Taormina is a town on the island of Sicily in Italy, and in ancient times was a Greek colony (Tauromenium), dating from about 400 BC, which submitted to Roman authority in 212 BC during the Second Punic War. ...


The battle

In front of Naulochus promontory, Agrippa met Sextus' fleet. Both fleets were composed by 300 ships, all with artilliery, but Agrippa commanded heavier units, armed with arpax, an evolution of corvus. Agrippa used well his new weapon, succeeding in blocking the more manouvrable ships of Sextus and, after a long and bloody fight, to defeat his enemy. A corvus (meaning raven in Latin) was a Roman military boarding device used in naval warfare during the First Punic War against Carthage. ...


Agrippa lost three ships, while 28 ships of Sextus were sunk, 17 fleed, and the other burnt or captured.


Aftermath

After seven years Sicily is freed from Sextus, whose 350 ships had created many problems to the Roman Republic. See also Roman Republic (18th century) and Roman Republic (19th century) The Roman Republic (Latin: Res Publica Romanorum) was the republican government of the city of Rome and its territories from 510 BC until the establishment of the Roman Empire, which sometimes placed at 44 BC the year of Caesar...


Sextus reached Messana, then, with 7 ships, moved to Mitilene and from there to the East, where he was defeated in 35 BC by Anthony. Map of Italy showing Messina in the northeast point of Sicily Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC - 30s BC - 20s BC 10s BC 0s 10s 20s Years: 40 BC 39 BC 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC 34 BC 33 BC 32 BC 31 BC...


Octavian and Lepidus defeated the last Pompeian resistance in Sicily, then Octavian stripped Lepidus of all his forces and became the sole ruler of the west.


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Battle of Naulochus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (494 words)
The naval Battle of Naulochus was fought on 3 September 36 BC between the fleets of Sextus Pompeius and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, near Naulochus, Sicily.
In July 36 BC the two fleets sailed from Italy, and another fleet, provided by the third triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, sailed from Africa, to attack Sextus' stronghold in Sicily.
In August Agrippa defeated, for the first time, Sextus in a naval battle near Mile (modern Milazzo); the same month Octavian was defeated and seriously wounded in a battle near Taormina.
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