Nicopolis (nĭkŏpˈəlĭs, nĪ–) [key] [Gr., = city of victory], ancient city, NW Greece, in Epirus. It was founded by Octavian (later Augustus) to celebrate the victory (31 B.C.) at Actium, which is nearby. The city largely eclipsed Ambracia (see Árta). It is mentioned by St. Paul (Titus 3.12). Its ruins are near the modern Préveza.
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