- an ancient town on the coast of Tunisia: decisive victory of Caesar 46 b.c.
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Name a play upon Thapsia, so called from the island of Thapsus.
There, at the battle of Thapsus, he crushed out the last spark of opposition.Ancient Rome
Mary Agnes Hamilton
He laid heavy impositions on the towns of Thapsus and Hadrumetum.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.
The struggle, however, was not over till after the battle of Thapsus nearly two years after Phansalus.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
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Thapsus, a maritime town in Africa, where Cæsar defeated the remains of Pompey's army.
- an ancient town near Carthage in North Africa: site of Caesar's victory over Pompey in 46 bc