Pyrrhus

318–272 BC

Renowned general, won victories in Macedon, Italy, and Greece, but failed to follow up wins.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Master of Strategy  in  Stories from Ancient Rome  by  Alfred J. Church
Fighting King  in  Tales of the Greeks: The Children's Plutarch  by  F. J. Gould
Pyrrhus and His Elephants  in  The Story of the Romans  by  H. A. Guerber
Pyrrhus  in  Famous Men of Greece  by  John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland
Pyrrhus  in  Our Young Folks' Plutarch  by  Rosalie Kaufman
Pyrrhus, King of the Epirots  in  The Story of Rome  by  Mary Macgregor
Pyrrhus and the Romans  in  Historical Tales: Greek  by  Charles Morris
Great Conflict  in  On the Shores of the Great Sea  by  M. B. Synge


Image Links


Pyrrhus viewing the Roman Encampment.
 in Pyrrhus

The Elephant Concealed
 in Pyrrhus

The Assault
 in Pyrrhus

The Fallen Elephant
 in Pyrrhus

Death of Pyrrhus
 in Pyrrhus

An elephant stretched out his trunk over the roman's head and loudly trumpeted.
 in Stories from Ancient Rome

Pyrrhus and his Elephants
 in The Story of the Romans

Elephants of Pyrrhus
 in Famous Men of Rome

The armour of Pyrrhus was richer and more beautiful than that of his soldiers.
 in The Story of Rome