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Pharsaʹlia

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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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Pharaoh
Pharaoh
Pharaoh who Knew not Joseph
Pharaoh who made Joseph his Viceroy
Pharaoh’s Chicken
Pharaoh’s Daughter
Pharian Fields
Pharisees
Pharos
Pharsalia
Pheasant
Phebe
Phelis
Phenomenon (plural, phenomena)
Phidias
Phigalian Marbles
Philadelphia Stones
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Philandering
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