[ thap-suhs ]
/ ˈθæp səs /
an ancient town on the coast of Tunisia: decisive victory of Caesar 46 b.c.
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How to use Thapsus in a sentence
He gave them a great defeat at Thapsus, and the remnant took refuge in the city of Utica, whither Cæsar followed them.
I sail past Pantagias' mouth with its living stone, the Megarian bay, and low-lying Thapsus.
Thapsus was situated on a kind of peninsula, south of Hadrumetum, as Dion Cassius states.
Cæsar occupied this approach to Thapsus, and then formed his lines about the town in the form of a crescent.
British Dictionary definitions for Thapsus
an ancient town near Carthage in North Africa: site of Caesar's victory over Pompey in 46 bc
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