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Thapsus

(thăp`səs), ancient N African seaport, c.100 mi (161 km) SE of Carthage in what is now Tunisia. The last stronghold of Pompey's party, the town was besieged in 46 B.C. by Julius Caesar. There Metellus Pius ScipioScipio
, ancient Roman family of the Cornelian gens. They were patricians. During the 3d and 2d cent. B.C. they were distinguished by their love of Greek culture and learning.
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 and the Numidians under Juba IJuba I
, c.85 B.C.–46 B.C., king of Numidia in N Africa. He joined Pompey's party and in 49 B.C. routed Caesar's legate, Curio. He fought on the side of Metellus Scipio and took his life after Caesar's victory at Thapsus. Despite his defeat, his son, Juba II, d. c.A.
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 offered battle, but were defeated, with a tremendous loss of men. Their defeat marked the end of opposition to Caesar in Africa.

Thapsus

an ancient town near Carthage in North Africa: site of Caesar's victory over Pompey in 46 bc
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The effect of insect herbivory on the growth and fitness of introduced Verbascum thapsus L.
The method of extracting Verbascum thapsus flower is as the following: milling and making powder and putting for 48 hours in chloroform methanol solvent compound (40:60), the mix is filtered and the solvent is evaporated by using rotary and the reminder mixture is solved in the least volume methanol for fat removing.
Mucilaginous herbs are soothing and often have an anti-tussive effect, for example Althea officinalis, Verbascum thapsus , Plantago lanceolata, Trigonella foenum-graecum, which are also antiinflammatory.
Plutarch (4) was more specific, stating that the first epileptic incident occurred at Corduba, and that he later had a recurrence of his 'usual illness' at the battle of Thapsus, in 46 BC.
Aphis craccivora Koch on Alhagi maurorum, Tehran-Peykanshahr, 20 May 2002; Aphis fabae Scopoli on Rumex crispus, Rasht, 25 May 2004; Aphis farinosa Gmelin on Salix alba, Hamadan (Medical Plant Garden), 9 October 2004; Aphis verbasci Shrank on Verbascum thapsus, Ardebil, 9 May 2005.
And further, [9] [C] Ys (DC) beske, also biske, Hz Ng biske 'hair (of animals), fur', biske siqa (14) 'Verbascum thapsus Linn.
The most frequently observed understory species (Table 2) included: Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Daucus carota, Melilotus albus, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Toxicodendron radicans, and Verbascum thapsus.
Otikon Otic is an herbal extract that contains Allium sativum (garlic), Verbascum thapsus (mullein), Calendula flores (marigold), and Hypericum perforatum (St.
Vagihein kennt die estnische Sprache allgemein als Name von Pflanzen der Gattung Konigskerze (Verbascum), in den Dialekten besonders als Heilpflanze Wollkraut (Verbascum thapsus, est.
como integrante de los pastizales de altura, junto con Erodium cicutarium, Taraxacum officinale, Schismus barbatus, Verbascum thapsus.
John's wort] herba tota, and Verbascum thapsus [mullein] flores in olive off and the essential oils Allium sativum [garlic], Lavandula officinalis [lavender], and tocopherol acetate [vitamin E]), 5 drops 3 times daily.
Colonization by Verbascum thapsus (Mullein) of an old field in Michigan: Experiments on th effect of vegetation.