Boeotia

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Boe·o·tia

 (bē-ō′shə, -shē-ə)
An ancient region of Greece north of Attica and the Gulf of Corinth. The cities of the region formed the Boeotian League in the sixth century bc but were usually under the dominance of Thebes.

Boe·o′tian adj. & n.

Boeotia

(bɪˈəʊʃɪə)
n
(Placename) a region of ancient Greece, northwest of Athens. It consisted of ten city-states, which formed the Boeotian League, led by Thebes: at its height in the 4th century bc. Modern Greek name: Voiotia

Boe•o•tia

(biˈoʊ ʃə)

n.
a district in ancient Greece, NW of Athens. Cap.: Thebes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boeotia - a district of ancient Greece to the northwest of Athens
battle of Plataea, Plataea - a defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Thebes - an ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC
Plataea - a former town in Boeotia; site of a battle between the Greeks and Persians in 479 BC
Translations
Béotie
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Ancient Boeotia is an ideal case study for the study of conflicting identities since it is characterized by the parallel evolution of the Boeotian League (the first Greek federal state) and a strong citizenship identity among Boeotian cities.