[ as-kyuh-luhm ]

  1. an ancient town in Apulia, SE Italy: Pyrrhus defeated the Romans in 279 B.C.

Words Nearby Asculum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Asculum in a sentence

  • Even after another victory in the next campaign—at Asculum —Rome was not shaken: the Italians stood firm.

    Ancient Rome | Mary Agnes Hamilton
  • In the following spring another battle was fought near Asculum, on the plains of Apulia.

  • Here they encamped on a plain at the foot of the Apennines, near a place called Asculum.

    Pyrrhus | Jacob Abbott
  • The ancient Asculum was the capital of Picenum, and it occupied a strong position in the centre of difficult country.

  • Finally the Romans came upon him near a city called Asculum and pitched camp opposite.