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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The Tarentines requested the aid of Pyrrhus, who sailed with his forces across the Adriatic and defeated the Romans in two costly battles, Heraclea and Asculum.
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.
Kadius, although rare, is not unknown, and examples of the name are found at Interpromium, Asculum and Abellinum.