Heraclea

[her-uh-klee-uh]
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noun

an ancient city in S Italy, near the Gulf of Taranto: Roman defeat 280 b.c.

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Heraclea

noun

any of several ancient Greek colonies. The most famous is the S Italian site where Pyrrhus of Epirus defeated the Romans (280 bc)
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