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Caesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC

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The interviews took place on May 2015 in the town of Pharsalus after personal communication.
5) Labienus escaped after the battle at Pharsalus and joined the Pompeian forces in Africa.
The action of Corneille's play begins after the Battle of Pharsalus, with the news that the defeated Pompey is en route to Egypt in hopes of refuge from the victorious Julius Caesar.
Meier have regarded Caesar's failure to follow up his victory at Pharsalus in 48 BC, his intervention in Ptolemaic politics, and his "dalliance" in Alexandria with Cleopatra while his forces were mired in a savage, seven-month urban war, as a reckless adventure.
Armed then with such information, the armchair theorist or wargamer should be able to argue like an expert about such battles as Cannae, Zama, Magnesia or Pharsalus.
word reaches Rome of the decisive battle at Pharsalus [far-SAY-luss].
On the level of the fiction, they prove to be unreliable sources which send the narrator off on wild-goose chases as he tries to locate the site of the Battle of Pharsalus or to find a literary model for the description of his own emotional state (Proust); they offer parallels with his own experiences of both love and war and act as reminders of incidents which he has repressed or wishes to repress.
Tormented by premonitions of disaster, Pompey bowed to the demands of his men and led them to the place where all would be hazarded, Pharsalus in northern Greece.
The civil war itself did not end with Caesar's defeat of Pompey at the battle of Pharsalus in 48 B.
This recounts Julius Caesar's victory over his rival Pompey at the battle of Pharsalus and Caesar's ensuing pursuit of his opponent to Egypt.
The real conflict was within the elite of senators and magistrates, families divided in partisanship, who would confront their brothers or sons-in-law face-to-face in battle at Pharsalus.
The proposition that Caesar is the victor of Pharsalus is just the proposition that Caesar is Caesar (Mates 128).
Balbus was a man of very definite importance in Cicero's political and social circle, and, after the battle of Pharsalus, a vital conduit of information to circles above that.
All the swords drawn at Pharsalus, all the daggers that would be drawn in the Senate House when the day of vengeance dawned, were pointed that night at Caesar's heart, and the monstrous Furies scourged him without remorse.