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An ancient Greek city of southern Italy near the Gulf of Taranto. In 280 bc it was the site of one of Pyrrhus's victories over the Romans.
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(Placename) any of several ancient Greek colonies. The most famous is the S Italian site where Pyrrhus of Epirus defeated the Romans (280 bc)
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Her•a•cle•a(ˌhɛr əˈkli ə)
an ancient Greek city in S Italy, near the Gulf of Taranto: Roman defeat 280 B.C.
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