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A city of ancient Macedon, in the northeast of present-day Greece, near the Aegean Sea. It was the site of Antony and Octavian's decisive defeat of Brutus and Cassius in 42 bc.

Phi·lip′pi·an (-lĭp′ē-ən) adj. & n.
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(fɪˈlɪpaɪ; ˈfɪlɪ-)
(Placename) an ancient city in NE Macedonia: scene of the victory of Antony and Octavian over Brutus and Cassius (42 bc)
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(fɪˈlɪp aɪ, ˈfɪl əˌpaɪ)

a ruined city in NE Greece, in Macedonia: Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius here, 42 B.C.
Phi•lip′pi•an (-i ən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Philippi - a city in ancient Macedonia that was important in early ChristianityPhilippi - a city in ancient Macedonia that was important in early Christianity
2.Philippi - Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius in 42 BC
Macedonia - landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
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References in classic literature ?
They were "cestracio philippi" sharks, with brown backs and whitish bellies, armed with eleven rows of teeth-- eyed sharks--their throat being marked with a large black spot surrounded with white like an eye.
"Then we meet again at Philippi," cried Raffles in gay adieu.
"'And I think that the field of Philippi Was where Caesar came to an end; But who gave old Brutus the tip, I Can't comprehend!'
The poor old sheik we saw at Cesarea Philippi with his ragged band of a hundred followers, would have been called a "king" in those ancient times.
He had been in several engagements, such as they were-- at Philippi, Rich Mountain, Carrick's Ford and Greenbrier--and had borne himself with such gallantry as not to attract the attention of his superior officers.
"The same thing that happened to Brutus the night before the battle of Philippi; I have seen a ghost."
If we may trust the observations of Philippi in Sicily, the successive changes in the marine inhabitants of that island have been many and most gradual.
It is told of Brutus, that when he fell on his sword after the battle of Philippi, he quoted a line of Euripides,--"O Virtue!
The drug had no discriminating action; it was neither diabolical nor divine; it but shook the doors of the prisonhouse of my disposition; and like the captives of Philippi, that which stood within ran forth.
The background to Paul's letter to the Christian community at Philippi was both startling and demanding.