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PALAESTE a town upon the coast of Chaonia in Epeirus, at the southern foot of the Acroceraunian peak, where Caesar landed from Brundusium, in order to carry on the war against Pompey in Illyria. (Lucan, Phars. 5.460.) In this vicinity there is a modern village, called Palśa; and there can therefore be little doubt that Lucan has preserved the real name of the place where Caesar landed, and that there is a mistake in the MSS. of Caesar, where the name is written Pharsalus. (Caes. B.C. 3.6; comp. Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. p. 5.)

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