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 (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.


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Boeotia, a region of ancient Greece
(Placename) of or relating to Boeotia or its inhabitants
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Adj.1.Boeotian - of or relating to ancient Boeotia or its people or to the dialect spoken there in classical times; "Boeotian dialects"
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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.
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.
Among the topics are the Greek dialects in the palatial and post-palatial Late Bronze Age, whether Boeotian and its neighbors formed a central Helladic dialect continuum, the softening of obstruent consonants in the Macedonian dialect, aspect and modality in Thessalian official documents, and the dialect of Thasos and the transmission of Archilochus' fragments.
In 1874, in an aside in a study of a Boeotian inscription, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff noticed that a description of the career of Epaminondas in the Boeotian section of the Description of Greece (9.
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.
Boeotian Kabeiric ware: the significance of the ceramic offerings at the Theban Kabeirion in Boeotia (Tesis doctoral, Universidad de Glasgow).
Federations, like the Boeotian one, and many more during the 7th century are acknowledged as federations, by historians, but what was new in the 4th century federations was their democratic basis, both at the city-state and federal level, as well as their elaborate political and economic structure.
On thy own Offspring hast thou fix'd this Fate, From the first Birth of our unhappy State; When banish'd Cadmus wandring o'er the Main, For lost Europa search'd the world in vain, And fated in Boeotian Fields to found A rising Empire on a foreign Ground.