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Pharsalia

[fahr-sey-lee-uh, -seyl-yuh]
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noun
  1. a district in ancient Greece whose chief city was Pharsalus.
Related formsPhar·sa·li·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pharsalia

Historical Examples

  • Pompey cut his stick at Pharsalia, and so did Antony at Actium.

    The Comic Latin Grammar

    Percival Leigh

  • They went to Pharsalia, and Cato marched across the deserts of Libya.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope

  • Cæsar, after the battle of the Pharsalia, had followed Pompey, but had failed to catch him.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope

  • After Pharsalia, Cæsar's clemency began to make itself known.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope

  • Petra has been lost, and Pharsalia has been won, but there is no sign.

    The Life of Cicero

    Anthony Trollope


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