Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of Thessaly in northeast Greece. Julius Caesar decisively defeated Pompey nearby in 48 B.C.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An ancient city in Phthiotis in the modern Fthiotida prefecture, Greece

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Caesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The next day he reached land, between the Ceraunian rocks and other dangerous places; meeting with a safe road for his shipping to ride in, and dreading all other ports which he imagined were in possession of the enemy, he landed his men at a place called Pharsalus, without the loss of a single vessel.

    Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars: with the Supplementary Books attributed to Hirtius.

  • That is eclipsed by the stunning pair of large pages, cut from a history of ancient Rome, depicting "Caesar Crossing the Rubicon" and "The Flight of Pompey After the Battle of Pharsalus."

    Past the Crowds, the Louvre's Little Gem of a Show

  • In 2006, she took our Congressional district - which had voted deeply Republican since Julius Caesar won the Battle of Pharsalus - and turned it blue with a little bit of luck and a lot of plain, open honesty.

    austerlitz, coxsackie, starbuckville

  • Defeated at the battle of Pharsalus in northern Greece in 48, Pompey sailed to Egypt.

    The Spartacus War

  • Fans of graphic battle scenes will find much to enjoy in the description of the Battle of Pharsalus and the 30-page epic fictional battle between the Forgotten Legion and the armies of the Indian kings, which takes place by the River Hydaspes in what is now the Punjab, literally on the edge of the Roman known world**.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The next section of the book covers about 35 battles from Marathon 490BC to Pharsalus 48BC which he considers have sufficient historical data to allow a meaningful investigation.

    Lost Battles by Phillip Sabin – a review by Jim Gandy

  • Polymarchus of Pharsalus, the general in command of their cavalry, rallied his men for an instant, and fell, sword in hand, with his immediate followers.

    Hellenica

  • About the same time Polydamus of Pharsalus arrived from Thessaly to address the general assembly504 of Lacedaemon.

    Hellenica

  • And now the men of Larissa, Crannon, Scotussa, and Pharsalus, who were allies of the Boeotians — and in fact all the Thessalians except the exiles for the time being — hung on his heels273 and did him damage.

    Hellenica

  • Whereat he praised me, and said that now must he needs cling all the closer to me if that were my disposition, and so charged me to come to you and tell you the plain truth, which is, that he is minded to march against Pharsalus if we will not hearken to him.

    Hellenica

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.