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Pyrrhic victory

Posted by Minuit on January 24, 2001

In Reply to: Pyrrhic victory posted by Andrew Horsford on January 24, 2001

The way I heard it was that Phyrrus said "Another victory like that and we're done for." The OED (under "Pyrrhic") says it was the battle of Asculum in Apulia and quotes Phyrrus as saying "One more such victory and we are lost."

: The definition of 'Pyrrhic victory' as "The Greek leader Pyrrhus gained such a victory over the Romans in 279BC." - leaves a LOT to be desired!