Pharsalus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pharsalus Caesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC
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Usage

In literature:

About the same time Polydamus of Pharsalus arrived from Thessaly to address the general assembly (1) of Lacedaemon.
"Hellenica" by Xenophon
Between them lay a low hill called PHARSALUS, which gave name to the battle which followed.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
After the battle of Pharsalus, Caesar did not at first know whither Pompey was gone.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
With the same injustice he held possession of Thebes in Phthiotis, of Echinus, Larissa, and Pharsalus.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
When he had come to Pharsalus and collected his army there, he marched straight to attack Alexander.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Pompey, vanquished at Pharsalus, fled to Egypt where the king had him assassinated.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Accordingly, he offered battle to Caesar in the plain of Pharsalus, or Pharsalia, in Thessaly.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
We can imagine how the fate of the world was decided on the Pharsalus where the two armies met, and the victory remained with Caesar.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
At the age of seventeen he served with Pompey in Greece, and commanded a squadron of cavalry at the battle of Pharsalus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Did not thy star fade shortly before Pharsalus?
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
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