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

  • Whereas if you go by sea, you can coast along from here to Sinope, and from Sinope to Heraclea.



  • After the noon of this day the army had made a short but quick march to Heraclea.


    William Ware

  • It was in this miserable state that the Gauls gained the camp of Heraclea.

  • The author of a treatise on Heraclea in Pontus and its famous men.

  • Amastris, who had divorced herself from him, returned to Heraclea.

British Dictionary definitions for heraclea


  1. 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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