- an ancient city in S Italy, near the Gulf of Taranto: Roman defeat 280 b.c.
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Whereas if you go by sea, you can coast along from here to Sinope, and from Sinope to Heraclea.Anabasis
After the noon of this day the army had made a short but quick march to Heraclea.Aurelian
It was in this miserable state that the Gauls gained the camp of Heraclea.
The author of a treatise on Heraclea in Pontus and its famous men.A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies
Amastris, who had divorced herself from him, returned to Heraclea.
- any of several ancient Greek colonies. The most famous is the S Italian site where Pyrrhus of Epirus defeated the Romans (280 bc)
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