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02-17-2013, 08:52 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Originally Posted by
The true meaning of Pyrrhic victory in our times is a victory obtained through cheating in some way.
The poster who first used this expression regards this game was incorrect.
LOL - "in our times" - meaning in the last few hours, since
changed the true meaning of the expression !!
A Pyrrhic victory means what the OP said it means
Here is one reference:
A Pyrrhic victory is a victory which is only achieved with heavy losses on one's own side.
This alludes to the Battle of Ausculum (Ascoli Satriano, in Apulia). in 279 BCE, when the Epirote King Pyrrhus, aiding the Tarentines, defeated the Romans but with severe casualties of his own. After the battle, Pyrrhus is recorded to have commented: "If we win another such battle against the Romans, we will be completely lost" (Plutarch, Pyrrhus 21,14)." -
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