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"What a wrestling ground we are leaving, my friends, for the Carthaginians and the Romans." – Pyrrhus of Epirus

The phrase a “Pyrrhic victory” is often used to denote a win that costs the victor more than the loser, but few have any notion of how the term came into use. Indeed, it would probably come as a surprise to many that it derives from a remark made by Pyrrhus of Epirus after a battle in which he had defeated his Roman enemies at Asculum. In the wake of the battle, Pyrrhus reportedly said, “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans we shall be utterly ruined.”

Pyrrhus lived between 319 BCE and 272 BCE, and he was king of Epirus for the last 25 years of his life. He also ruled Macedonia on two separate occasions, from 288-284 BCE and from 273-272 BCE In addition to these achievements, Plutarch recorded that Hannibal regarded this mercurial leader as the greatest commander the world had ever known after Alexander the Great.

Despite that high praise, he was hardly the image of the great warrior king. Plutarch wrote that he had, from an early age, a more terrifying appearance than a majestic one, with a distorted face and few teeth: “In the aspect of his countenance Pyrrhus had more of the terror than of the majesty of kingly power. He had not many teeth, but his upper jaw was one continuous bone, on which the usual intervals between the teeth were indicated by slight depressions. People of a splenetic habit believed that he cured their ailment; he would sacrifice a white cock, and, while the patient lay flat upon his back, would press gently with his right foot against the spleen. Nor was any one so obscure or poor as not to get this healing service from him if he asked it. The king would also accept the cock after he had sacrificed it, and this honorarium was most pleasing to him. It is said, further, that the great toe of his right foot had a divine virtue, so that after the rest of his body had been consumed, this was found to be untouched and unharmed by the fire. These things, however, belong to a later period.”

Nonetheless, Pyrrhus succeeded in making his small kingdom the pre-eminent polis in the Greek world, albeit for a very short time, and was able to challenge the growing might of Rome. Today, he is almost totally forgotten, with the possible exception of his wars against Rome, but the story of his life sheds much light on the post-Alexandrian Greek world and the rise of Rome, and it is a fascinating story in its own right of a talented, restless, and driven figure who, despite great success, was doomed to ultimate failure. He was in one sense an embodiment of the final Greek failure to maintain its position in the Mediterranean world in the face of the Roman challenge.

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Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world s literatureThis license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this content non-commercially, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical termsInformation on King Pyrrhus of Epirus Learn More Related Articles Books Bibliography Cite This Work License About the Author Mark Cartwright Mark holds an M.A^ a b Plutarch, Parallel Lives: Pyrrhus, 21.9Hassell, Ulrich vonSaylor, Steven (2007)Despite that high praise, he was hardly the image of the great warrior kingMyrtilus informed Pyrrhus, and Pyrrhus killed Neoptolemus (295).The two sons of Cassander of Macedon were at odds with each other, and the elder, Antipater, sent the younger, Alexander, into exileThis situation only lasted a few years, though, after which time, the ambitious Lysimachus drove Pyrrhus out of Macedon in 284 BCE

 

Tourists are drawn to the stunning blend of classical, Gothic, and Renaissance-inspired architecture across the picturesque towns and villages, the charming open-air markets, the mouthwatering traditional cuisine, and of course, the famous gondolas drifting down the twinkling blue watersPyrrhus then requested manpower and money from the Sicilians in order to construct a powerful fleet2017However, once Demetrius had recovered enough to take to the field, Pyrrhus beat a hasty retreat back to Epirus.Demetrius had designs on recovering his father's territories in Asia, and those opposing him tried to interest Pyrrhus in an alliance against himAt various times he was king of Epirus (twice), Macedon (twice) and Sicily, as well as overlord of much of southern ItalyHe then offered the Romans a peace treaty which was eventually rejectedDuring the confused battle in the narrow city streets, Pyrrhus was trappedThis report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate actionBrand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****

 

108 pagesPyrrhus expanded his kingdom into southern Illyria and absorbed several provinces such as Amphilochia, Parauaea, and Tymphaea which bordered with MacedoniaHis early victories at Heraclea and Asculum were so hard-fought that a Pyrrhic victory still means one gained at crippling costPaperbackDespite his doubts, Glaucias agreed to take Pyrrhus in and raised him with his own childrenBrand New Book

 

A request from Tarentum for his help again gave Pyrrhus an excuse to leave Sicily and go back to Italy (276).In Italy, Pyrrhus found he had lost much of his support among the Samnites and Tarentines who resented his having abandoned them to fight in Sicily, and he was defeated by the consul Manius Carius (275)361 - 289 BCE) ruled as tyrant of the Sicilian city for over 25 years306302, 297272 BC)On the death of his wife Antigone Pyrrhus made marriages of diplomatic significance to the daughter of Agathocles, tyrant of Syracuse (thus acquiring Corcyra and Leucas) and Audoleon, the ruler of Paeoniapp.103147Precededby Alcetas II King of Epirus 307302 BC Succeededby Neoptolemus II Precededby Neoptolemus II King of Epirus 297272 BC Succeededby Alexander II Precededby Demetrius I Poliorcetes King of Macedon 288285 BC With: Lysimachus Succeededby Antigonus II Gonatas Precededby Antigonus II Gonatas King of Macedon 274272 BC Cancel Thank youToday, he is almost totally forgotten, with the possible exception of his wars against Rome, but the story of his life sheds much light on the post-Alexandrian Greek world and the rise of Rome, and it is a fascinating story in its own right of a talented, restless, and driven figure who, despite great success, was doomed to ultimate failureBuchzustand: New 171bf2437f

 

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