Definition of Pharsalus

1. Noun. Caesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC.

Exact synonyms: Battle Of Pharsalus
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

Definition of Pharsalus

1. Proper noun. An ancient city in Phthiotis in the modern Fthiotida prefecture, Greece ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharsalus

Phanerozoic aeon
Phanerozoic eon
Pharaoh's chicken
Pharaoh of Egypt
Pharomacrus mocino
Pharsalus (current term)
Phascolarctos cinereus
Phaseolus aconitifolius
Phaseolus acutifolius latifolius
Phaseolus angularis
Phaseolus aureus
Phaseolus caracalla
Phaseolus coccineus
Phaseolus limensis
Phaseolus lunatus
Phaseolus multiflorus
Phaseolus vulgaris

Literary usage of Pharsalus

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1. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1869)
"At his own city of Pharsalus, Polydamas was now in the ascendent, enjoying the confidence of all the great family factions who usually contended for ..."

2. The History of Thucydides by Thucydides (1829)
"... when he had arrived at Heraclea in Trachis, he sent a messenger forward to Pharsalus to his friends there, requesting them to conduct him and his army ..."

3. The Roman History of Appian of Alexandria by Appianus, Horace White (1899)
"Excellent diagrams of these operations and of the fighting around Dyrrachium, as well as of the battle of Pharsalus, are given in the military history of ..."

4. The Decline of the Roman Republic by George Long (1874)
"Pompeius rested on the Enipeus, but he does not say that Pompeius formed his order of battle between Pharsalus and the Enipeus. ..."

5. Classical Quarterly by Classical Association (Great Britain) (1908)
"But, as I have shown, we should not be putting any undue strain upon language if we supposed that by Pharsalus Appian may 1 Formae orbis antiqui, ..."

6. Travels in Northern Greece by William Martin Leake (1835)
"Battle of Pharsalus—Fountain ... but a barren field,) there are few points in the whole country more worthy of a visit than the acropolis of Pharsalus. ..."

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