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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.


(Placename) an ancient town in Thessaly in N Greece. Several major battles were fought nearby, including Caesar's victory over Pompey (48bc)


(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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According to Wertheim and Sorrentino, they reported "the brief 30-day struggle, consisting largely of retreats and rearguard actions on the part of the Greeks at Pharsala, Velestino, and Domoko, and ending in their complete defeat" (Crane Log 221).