The Witches of Thessaly

The Witches of Thessaly

By Brian Clark

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Introduction: Book 6 of Pharsalia, Lucan’s epic account of the civil war between Pompey and Caesar, is set in Thessaly on the eve of the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BCE. Pharsalus is a major Thessalian city… [continue reading]


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