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A region of east-central Greece between the Pindus Mountains and the Aegean Sea. Settled before 1000 bc, it reached the height of its power in the sixth century bc but soon declined because of internal conflicts.

Thes·sa′lian (thĕ-sā′lē-ən, -sāl′yən), Thes′sa·lo′ni·an (-lō′nē-ən) adj. & n.


(Placename) a region of E Central Greece, on the Aegean: an extensive fertile plain, edged with mountains. Pop: 609 100 (2001). Area: 14 037 sq km (5418 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Thessalía


(ˈθɛs ə li)

a region in E Greece, between the Pindus mountains and the Aegean. 695,654; 5208 sq. mi. (14,490 sq. km).
Thes•sa•li•an (θɛˈseɪ li ən, -ˈseɪl yən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Thessaly - a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central GreeceThessaly - a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece
battle of Cynoscephalae, Cynoscephalae - the battle that ended the second Macedonian War (197 BC); the Romans defeated Philip V who lost his control of Greece
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
Cynoscephalae - the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians


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On the Thessalian plain almond and apricot still in this sun stir from, the grasses lift after, the galloping of the invisible horses, the wind of their passage the great thighs' rush the kindling manes the hooves that sprang
Wars worse than civil on Thessalian plains, And outrage strangling law, and people strong We sing, whose conquering swords their own breasts launched, Armies allied, the kingdom's league uprooted, Th' affrighted world's force bent on public spoil, Trumpets and drums like deadly threat'ning other, Eagles alike displayed, darts answering darts.