| Share
 

Pharsalia

An epic in Latin hexameters by Lucan. The battle of Pharsalia was between Pompey and Cæsar. Pompey had 45,000 legionaries, 7,000 cavalry, and a large number of auxiliaries; Cæsar had 22,000 legionaries and 1,000 cavalry. Pompey's battle-cry was “Hercules invictus; ” that of Cæsar was “Venus victrix. ” On this occasion Cæsar won the battle.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Pharsalia from Infoplease:

  • Pharsalia: meaning and definitions - Pharsalia: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Pharsalia - Pharsalia An epic in Latin hexameters by Lucan. The battle of Pharsalia was between Pompey and ...
  • Pharsalus - Pharsalus Pharsalus , ancient city, Thessaly, Greece. Near there in 48 B.C., Julius Caesar ...
  • Thomas May - May, Thomas May, Thomas, 1595–1650, English author, b. Sussex, grad. Cambridge, 1612. Besides ...
  • Lucan - Lucan Lucan (Marcus Annaeus Lucanus), A.D. 39–A.D. 65, Latin poet, b. Córdoba, Spain, ...

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring