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[fahr-sey-luh s] /fɑrˈseɪ ləs/
an ancient city in central Greece, in Thessaly: site of Caesar's victory over Pompey 48 b.c. Unabridged
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  • After Dyrrachium Caesar's cause was deemed lost, and how soon Pharsalus made him master of the world!

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Csar followed him and defeated his followers near Pharsalus.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • After Pharsalus he became reconciled to Caesar, who made him one of his legates.

  • After the battle of Pharsalus, he was commissioned to transport some recently levied troops to Illyricum.

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

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • Caesar at Pharsalus, for similar reasons, did not hesitate to decrease his depth.

    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
  • When he had come to Pharsalus and collected his army there, he marched straight to attack Alexander.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  • In Pharsalus he put to death Polydamas and eight other of the best citizens; and from Larissa he drove many into exile.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • The chiefs of the party looked upon him with suspicion, and he was not present at the battle of Pharsalus.

British Dictionary definitions for Pharsalus


an ancient town in Thessaly in N Greece. Several major battles were fought nearby, including Caesar's victory over Pompey (48bc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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