Asculum


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Asculum

(ă`skyo͝oləm), ancient town, Apulia, SE Italy, 18 mi (29 km) S of Foggia, on a branch of the Appian Way. Here Pyrrhus won a hard-fought battle against the Romans in 279 B.C. Modern Ascoli Satriano is in the region. The name also appears as Ausculum.
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He defeated the Romans at Asculum in 279BC, but his casualties were so great he said: "Another such victory and we are lost".
As far back as Pyrrhus, king of Epirus from 319-272 BC, and his famous Pyrrhic victory over the Romans at Asculum in 279 BC, battles have often been won at great cost to the victor.