Decisive Battles – Pharsalus (Roman Civil War)

This is the battlefield of Pharsalus in Northern Greece. On August 9th 48BC 70,000 Roman soldiers fought to the death in these fields; but they were not fighting a common enemy of Rome. They were fighting each other, this was civil war. The battle of Pharsalus would decide whether Julius Caesar, or his bitter rival Pompey the Great would be master of Rome.

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