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Pyrrhus

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Famous Greeks

Pyrrhus

Taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The Romans are Alexander's true heirs. The life of King Pyrrhus of Epirus (318–272 B.C.) shows why Rome rather than Greece wins world mastery. His proverbially costly "victories" over the Romans offer an object lesson in how even a gifted leader may fail if he does not "pick his battles" well.

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