Eretria

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E·re·tri·a

 (ĕ-rē′trē-ə)
An ancient city of Greece on the southern coast of Euboea. Founded as an Ionian colony, it was destroyed by the Persians in 490 bc.

Eretria

(ɪˈrɛtrɪə)
n
(Placename) an ancient city in Greece, on the S coast of Euboea: founded as an Ionian colony; destroyed by the Persians in 490 bc following which it never regained its former significance
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There is also a difference between the nobles in their wealth, and the dignity in which they live: for instance, in the number of horses they breed; for this cannot be supported without a large fortune: for which reason, in former times, those cities whose strength consisted in horse became by that means oligarchies; and they used horse in their expeditions against the neighbouring cities; as the Eretrians the Chalcidians, the Magnetians, who lived near the river Meander, and many others in Asia.
43) Brian Lavelle (1989) has reasonably conjectured that she was the daughter of Peisistratus and an Eretrian noblewoman also named Coisyra (an Eretrian name); her daughter was probably Agariste, mother of Pericles.
In book 35 Pliny enumerates the natural colours used by painters: Sinopian earth, red ochre (rubrica), Paretonian earth (paraetonium, "after the place in Egypt where it is found"), Melian earth (melinum, after the island of Melos), Eretrian earth (eretria, after the place where it is found); Samian earth is reported to be too unctuous for painters (Samian earth is dug in cracks intersecting rocks, and when touching the tongue it is astringent).
has been confirmed by current excavations; see the report of houses and sherds of Eretrian pottery of the second half of the eighth century by J.
This Archilochean passage is often associated with Strabo's report of an Eretrian stele banning the use of long-range weapons in the Lelantine war