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 (kĕr′ə-nē′ə, kîr′-)
An ancient city of eastern Greece. Philip of Macedon defeated a confederation of Greek states here in 338 bc.


(Placename) an ancient Greek town in W Boeotia: site of the victory of Philip of Macedon over the Athenians and Thebans (338 bc) and of Sulla over Mithridates (86 bc)


(ˌkɛr əˈni ə)

an ancient city in E Greece, in Boeotia: victory of Philip of Macedon over the Athenians and Thebans, 338 B.C.
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Noun1.Chaeronea - a battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 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
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Let the Romans dispense justice, make laws, and collect taxes; Plutarch was willing to see to the stones, sand and lime if a little general contracting was all Chaeronea needed when they got through with it.
Philip, through his victory at Chaeronea, had secured control over Thebes and Athens.
WE EXTOL PLUTARCH OF CHAERONEA AS the most high minded of biographers.