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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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17) The Hues of the noble Grecians and Romanes, compared together by that graue learned philosopher and historiographer, Plutarke of Chaeronea, trans.
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.
The Thebans and Athenians, through the single military disaster at Chaeronea (338 B.
His descriptions of battles, especially Chaeronea, which is by far Philip's most famous victory, are as complete as possible.
The amorous glances and insinuating dialogue between Alexander and these two female characters, in Chaeronea and Athens respectively, leave no doubts about his sexual preferences.
In 1893 Ives founded a secret society, The Order of Chaeronea, to advance the "Cause"--a forerunner of the Mattachine Society.
73) Laurence was a member of the Society of Chaeronea, which worked secretly for "gay rights.
A good resume of the Platonist outlook is Section 154, "Die Seele ist eine [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]," with selections from Porphyry and Plutarch of Chaeronea, who portray the soul as interposed between the realms of Being and Becoming, the intellectual and sensorial, so as to underscore its unique character and position in the world.
We know that he was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boetia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.
How can one possibly not see in this a joking, and even comic, allusion to the very recent law of Lycurgus on the testing, by means of a [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], of the conformity of the text the comic actors had learnt by heart with the official text just established at that date: the law of Lycurgus is placed after the battle of Chaeronea, in September 338, and there must have been some delay before it was carried out; the discourse, On the Crown, dates from the summer of 330.