Pyrrhus

HMS Pyrrhus was a British Algerine Class minesweeper of 950 tons displacement launched in 1945. HMS Pyrrhus was powered by two 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 16.5 knots. She carried a peacetime complement of 85 and between 104 and 138 in war. For defence she was armed with one 4-inch dual-purpose gun; four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and...
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Pyrrhus

[n] - king of Epirus
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Pyrrhus

(319-272 BC) King of Epirus (an area of northwestern Greece and southern Albania) from 307 BC. In the early years of his reign he struggled to maintain his throne and retain independence from Macedonian control....
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Pyrrhus

In Greek mythology, another name for Neoptolemus, son of Achilles. ...
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Pyrrhus

noun king of Epirus; defeated the Romans in two battles in spite of staggering losses (319-272 BC)
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Pyrrhus

king of Hellenistic Epirus whose costly military successes against Macedonia and Rome gave rise to the phrase `Pyrrhic victory.` His Memoirs and ... [9 related articles]
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Pyrrhus

Pyrrhus (pir'us) , c.318–272 B.C., Molossian king of Epirus. He fought at Ipsus in Asia Minor in the service of Demetrius Poliorcetes (later Demetrius I) of Macedon, and by the aid of Ptolemy I he became (297 B.C.) joint king of Epirus with Neoptolemus. He removed (295) Neoptolemus from th...
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Pyrrhus

Pyrrhus, in Greek legend: see Neoptolemus.
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Pyrrhus

In Greek mythology, Pyrrhus was the birth name of Achilles' son who was renamed Neoptolemus when he went to Troy.
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Pyrrhus

(king) King of Epirus (an area of northwestern Greece and southern Albania) from 307 BC. In the early years of his reign he struggled to maintain his throne and retain independence from Macedonian control. In 280 BC he invaded Italy as an ally of the Tarentines against Rome. He twice defeated ...
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Pyrrhus

[Royer] Pyrrhus is an opera by the French composer Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, first performed at the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) on 26 October 1730. It takes the form of a tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts. The libretto, by Fermelhuis, is based on the Greek myth of Pyrrhus, son of Achilles. The opera was...
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