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 (fär-sā′ləs, fär′sä-)
An ancient city of Thessaly in northeast Greece. Julius Caesar decisively defeated Pompey nearby in 48 bc.
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(Placename) an ancient town in Thessaly in N Greece. Several major battles were fought nearby, including Caesar's victory over Pompey (48bc)
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(fɑrˈseɪ ləs)

an ancient city in central Greece, in Thessaly: site of Caesar's victory over Pompey, 48 b.c.
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Noun1.Pharsalus - Caesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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From 1995 until 2006, Thomas Nasiou worked as a mill manager and head of quality control at Selected Textiles SA, in Farsala, Greece.
You will no doubt already have read plenty of articles about Maria, the little blonde girl discovered living with a Roma couple in the Greek city of Farsala. DNA tests proved that the couple were not Maria's biological parents, and she was promptly taken away from them, as the media circled like vultures to pick up every scrap.
The four-year-old blonde girl made international headlines when she was found living with a Roma couple -- who were not her real parents -- in the Greek town of Farsala. The girl was wrongfully thought to be an abducted western European child until the Greek and Bulgarian authorities tracked down her real parents -- also Roma -- to a ghetto in the central town of Nikolaevo last week.
If fate had dealt a girl known as "Maria" a different hand, she would have grown up here, surrounded by decay and poverty.DNA tests have now solved part of the mystery of Maria, the child called the "blond angel" by Greek media after she was discovered during a police raid on a Roma camp in Farsala, Greece.
I want her back." Several of Sasha's children living with her at Gurkovo, in Bulgaria's Stara Zagora region, are albino and bear a striking resemblance to Maria, who was discovered at a Roma camp in Farsala, 180 miles north of Greece's capital Athens.
Unlike the case in Greece where a girl, known as Maria, was found in a settlement near Farsala, DNA tests have yet to be carried out.
Authorities in Greece police have asked Interpol to help them identify and possibly track down the real parents of the blonde girl with green eyes, known as Maria, who is believed to be four years old She was spotted peeking out from under a blanket at a Roma settlement near the town of Farsala during a police sweep on Wednesday.
The astonishing claims come from Andonis Bedzios who had gone to the remote Farsala camp near Larissa, central Greece, to search for his own son when he saw a child matching Ben's description.
She was found in squalid conditions with a couple and 13 other children at a camp near Farsala in central Greece.
Um ano depois, perde a Batalha de Farsala e, novamente em fuga, e assassinado assim que chega ao Egito.
[42] Rozakis S., et al., 2001, "Multiple Criteria Analysis of Bio-energy Projects: Evaluation of Bio-Electricity Production in Farsala Plain," Greece.