Palaepharsalus-The Battle and the Town

  title={Palaepharsalus-The Battle and the Town},
  author={John D. Morgan},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={23 - 54}
  • J. D. Morgan
  • Published 1 January 1983
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The accounts of the battle of Palaepharsalus by ancient authors, especially Julius Caesar, are examined in detail. Previous reconstructions of the battle are found to disagree in some respects with Caesar's description of the action, and the claim that the town of Palaepharsalus was at Palaiokastro is shown to be untenable. It is concluded that the battle must have been fought on the north bank of the Enipeus. A location for the battle is proposed near the modern town of Driskoli, the only… 

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