). A city at the southwestern extremity of
Epirus, on the point of land which forms the north entrance to the Gulf of Ambracia, opposite
to Actium. It was built by Augustus in memory of the victory (νίκη
) of Actium, and was peopled from Ambracia, Anactorium, and other neighbouring
cities, and also with settlers from Aetolia. (See Actium
.) There were cities of the same name in Moesia Inferior, Armenia Minor, Cilicia,
Lower Egypt (now Kars), and Thrace.