- an ancient city in central Greece, in Thessaly: site of Caesar's victory over Pompey 48 b.c.
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After the battle of Pharsalus, he was commissioned to transport some recently levied troops to Illyricum.
Caesar at Pharsalus, for similar reasons, did not hesitate to decrease his depth.
Cannae and Pharsalus, are sufficient to illustrate ancient combat.
At Pharsalus, Pompey and his army counted on a cavalry corps turning and taking Caesar in the rear.
- an ancient town in Thessaly in N Greece. Several major battles were fought nearby, including Caesar's victory over Pompey (48 bc)
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