Pharsalos

  • Strengths – Key defensible location overlooking fertile plains. Strong ties to Athens.
  • Weaknesses – Not the wealthiest of states, often rivaled by Larissa.
  • Famous Persons – Homeric homeland of Achilles.
  • Culture – There is a long history of class struggles between the Thessalonian equestrian order and the subject peoples.

Pharsalos

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