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Asculum

[as-kyuh-luh m] /ˈæs kyə ləm/
noun
1.
an ancient town in Apulia, SE Italy: Pyrrhus defeated the Romans in 279 B.C.
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  • At Asculum, a lamb had been born with two heads and five feet.

  • Finally the Romans came upon him near a city called Asculum and pitched camp opposite.

  • Even after another victory in the next campaign—at Asculum —Rome was not shaken: the Italians stood firm.

    Ancient Rome Mary Agnes Hamilton
  • In the following spring another battle was fought near Asculum, on the plains of Apulia.

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