Thapsus


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Thapsus: Munda

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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
References in periodicals archive ?
In this fig the Verbascum thapsus has second place in the wound healing and tensile strength.
In day 14, this process is reduced and by using histometric results we found that Verbascum thapsus has better trend than Eucerin but slower process than zinc oxide.
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.
8) Kamm (1) did not favour the diagnosis of temporal lobe epilepsy, but this syndrome might well explain the Thapsus incident, in which a relatively long period of abnormal, warning sensations may precede a convulsion--which may not even occur.
Vagihein kennt die estnische Sprache allgemein als Name von Pflanzen der Gattung Konigskerze (Verbascum), in den Dialekten besonders als Heilpflanze Wollkraut (Verbascum thapsus, est.
into battle in famous ancient conflicts like Dyrrhachium, Thapsus, and
The yellow flowers of Verbascum thapsus (Verbasceae) are UV reflective on the periphery of the petals; [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE I OMITTED] Linaria vulgaris (Antirrhineae) and Veronica serpyllifolia (Veroniceae) do not show such patterns (Milligan & Kevan, 1973).
vulgare, Conium maculaturn, Geranium dissectum, Glechoma hederacea, Lamium purpureum, Leonurus cardiaca, Lepidium campestre, Nepeta cataria, Saponaria officinalis, Taraxacum officinale, Thlaspi arvense, Verbascum thapsus, and Veronica arvensis.
Take a cup of blossoms of red clover (Trifolium praetense), 1 cup of finely cut sprigs of new growth white pine (pinus strobes), 1 cup of finely chopped leaves of mullein (Verbascure thapsus, now endangered but you can grow your own from seed from Richter's Herbs, Goodwood, Canada), and 1/2 cup of finely chopped inner bark of any of your wild cherries, the best bark is from a mid-sized branch, not a twig or the trunk.
Verbascum thapsus (Mullein): A beneficial respiratory aid due to its expectorant, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory and soothing actions.
calvifolia, Sisymbrium altissimum, Teucrium canadense, Tradescantia subaspera, Verbascum thapsus, and Verbena urticifolia.