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Pyrrhus of Epirus

Pyrrhus (318 BC - 272 BC) (Greek πυρρος, "the color of fire, reddish, red-blonde") was the king of Epirus in 306 - 301 BC and again in 297 - 272 BC.

His name is famous for the phrase "Pyrrhic victory" which refers to a battle he fought against the Romans at Ausculum[?] in 279 BC.

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