HyperDic: siege_of_syracuse

English > 2 senses of the expression siege of Syracuse:
NOUNactsiege of Syracuse, Syracusethe Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes)
actsiege of Syracuse, Syracusethe Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse
English > siege of Syracuse: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes).
SynonymSyracuse
Instance ofsiege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadeThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
RegionSicily, SiciliaThe largest island in the Mediterranean
Spanishasedio de Siracusa, Siracusa
English > siege of Syracuse: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse.
SynonymSyracuse
Instance ofsiege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadeThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
RegionSicily, SiciliaThe largest island in the Mediterranean

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