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Pharsalus

[fahr-sey-luh s]
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noun
  1. an ancient city in central Greece, in Thessaly: site of Caesar's victory over Pompey 48 b.c.
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Examples from the Web for pharsalus

Historical Examples

  • Csar followed him and defeated his followers near Pharsalus.

    The Story of Mankind

    Hendrik Van Loon

  • 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.

    Battle Studies

    Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq

  • Cannae and Pharsalus, are sufficient to illustrate ancient combat.

    Battle Studies

    Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq

  • At Pharsalus, Pompey and his army counted on a cavalry corps turning and taking Caesar in the rear.

    Battle Studies

    Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq


British Dictionary definitions for pharsalus

Pharsalus

noun
  1. 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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