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Aegates Isles

Definition of the noun aegates isles

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  1. islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of Aegates Isles: Aegadean Isles
    • instance of: naval battle = a pitched battle between naval fleets
    • part of: Punic War = one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome

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Google previewChamber's Encyclopaedia (1871)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

At last, however, a great sea-fight took place off the AEgates isles (242 B.C.), in which a Roman ...

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