Pyrrhus of Epirus


Caroline Cervera
published on 04 May 2016
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This Roman marble bust from c. 50 - 25 BCE is a copy of a Hellenistic statue made in 290 BCE. It depicts Pyrrhus king of Epirus, best known today for the phrase "Pyrrhic victory." It is currently housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and is on loan from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples.

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Caroline Cervera
Caroline is an Associate Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia and a student at Northeastern University. She is passionate about studying ancient history and preserving it for future generations.

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Cervera, C. (2016, May 04). Pyrrhus of Epirus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cervera, Caroline. "Pyrrhus of Epirus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 04, 2016.

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Cervera, Caroline. "Pyrrhus of Epirus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 May 2016. Web. 31 Oct 2020.

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