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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.
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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
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Thebes - an ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC
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Translations
Béotie
BeocijaBeotija
Boeotia
References in classic literature ?
Peneleos, Leitus, Arcesilaus, Prothoenor, and Clonius were captains of the Boeotians.
These were they that held Cyparissus, rocky Pytho, holy Crisa, Daulis, and Panopeus; they also that dwelt in Anemorea and Hyampolis, and about the waters of the river Cephissus, and Lilaea by the springs of the Cephissus; with their chieftains came forty ships, and they marshalled the forces of the Phoceans, which were stationed next to the Boeotians, on their left.
It is not surprising, therefore, to find that from the first the Boeotian school is forced to season its matter with romantic episodes, and that later it tends more and more to revert (as in the "Shield of Heracles") to the Homeric tradition.
In my own case there followed my acquaintance with these authors certain Boeotian years, when if I did not go backward I scarcely went forward in the paths I had set out upon.
And now, reader, as we are in haste to attend our heroine, we will leave to thy sagacity to apply all this to the Boeotian writers, and to those authors who are their opposites.
It originally belonged, it appears, to a Boeotian ram, who had taken on his back two children, when in danger of their lives, and fled with them over land and sea as far as Colchis.
The Boeotians made the first stand against them, attacked them, routed them, and put them to flight.
The Boeotians were able to defeat Athens on land at Coronea and so to recover their independence (1.
The first chapter of Part II, which looks at the great number of references to Boeotia and Boeotians in the Alexandra, also supports the Author's opinion that the poet who composed this text was the known tragedian, who came from Chalcis in Euboea, and not a different "Lycophron".