siege of Syracuse

Definitions of siege of Syracuse
  1. noun
    the Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes)
    synonyms: Syracuse
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    example of:
    beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege
    the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
  2. noun
    the Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse
    synonyms: Syracuse
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    example of:
    beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege
    the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
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