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Pyrrhic Victory - Captcha Challenge

This is my captcha for the previous post, 'pyrrhic victory'.

Now, 'pyrrhic victory' is defined as a goal that was achieved at such great cost that it negates the success of the victory. The phrase was named after the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus whose army won over the Roman army at Heraclea in 280 BC and at Asculum in 278 BC during the Pyrrhic War.

Pyrrhus uttered that one more such victory would utterly undo him. Although his army had defeated the Roman army, he had lost a lot of his men. The Romans lost more men but they have more recruits to draw from and they quickly replenished their ranks.

This is something that I always bear in mind, what I achieve in life is of no use to me, if by achieving these goals I would have use up my resources extensively that I have nothing left for my other endeavors.


Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/greek-statue-architecture-ancient-515891/ by ionasnicolae

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iwrite28 wrote on April 23, 2015, 1:12 AM

This is very interesting and informative...thanks for finding this out and sharing.

agvulpes wrote on April 23, 2015, 8:51 AM

Wow I have often wondered where the saying 'Pyrrhic victory' came from I knew the meaning but did not know the origin! Thanks for the history lesson :)