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Eu·boe·a

 (yo͞o-bē′ə) also Ev·voia (ĕv′yä)
An island of central Greece in the Aegean Sea east of the mainland. It was settled by Ionian and Thracian colonists and was later controlled by Athens, Rome, Byzantium, Venice, and Turkey before becoming part of Greece in 1830.
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Euboea

(juːˈbɪə)
n
(Placename) an island in the W Aegean Sea: the largest island after Crete of the Greek archipelago; linked with the mainland by a bridge across the Euripus channel. Capital: Chalcis. Pop: 198 130 (2001). Area: 3908 sq km (1509 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Évvoia Former English name: Negropont
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Eu•boe•a

(yuˈbi ə)

n.
a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 188,410; 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km). Cap.: Chalcis. Modern Greek, Evvoia.
Eu•boe′an, adj., n.
Eu•bo′ic (-ˈboʊ ɪk) adj.
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Translations
Euböa
Eubée
EubeaEviaNegroponte
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Eodemque ipso anno Demosthenes orator Athenis profugus in Italia et Aristotiles Athenis profugus in Euboia diem obiere.
Stallings's "Aegean Story: Euboia, Greece," a slight but touching elegy for a fisherman's son, age twenty-three, who was washed overboard in a storm.
(5) The Stelai record movable domestic objects and land in Attica, Euboia, Eretria, Thasos, Abydos, and the Troad.
In a lengthy passage, she records the views on Greek and the Greeks of Mr Noel, the wealthy landowner and host to the Stephen family on Euboia, an island off the coast of Attica:
He noted that the Persians, having met no effective resistance, should have reached Euboia, a Greek island adjacent to Marathon, by the end of July.
In this paper I address in particular the curious mooring which the fleet adopted at the end of its first day's voyage from Therma: [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (`they came to anchor, facing the sea, eight ships deep prokrossai': 7.188.1), their next intended port of call, and the attempt to circumnavigate Euboia. In offering an explanation of what was happening and why, I am conscious of the sobering advice given for such investigations by Whatley,(1) that ancient campaigns cannot necessarily be reconstructed as if those in charge saw what was best to do and got it done.
(1) This statuette, formerly in the National Archaeological Museum but now lost, was excavated in the early 20th century at Oichalia, near modern Kyme, on Euboia. (2) It depicts the god as a standing, bearded man wearing a chiton underneath a peplos with kolpos and overfold.
A survey of the fragments of Books 21 to 24 reveals that Theopompos discusses places in the Adriatic (FF 128-32), the Athens of Peisistratos (FF 137-8), various cities in Thessaly, Thrace, Macedonia, Euboia (FF 139-42), and Olynthos in connection with a war with Derdas the Macedonian (F 143).
We would be dealing with an Aegean island or with a city on Euboia, on the coast of Thrace, or in the Hellespont region.
The Spartans at the time had a garrison at Oreos on the island of Euboia under the command of one Alketas.
(7) Together they provide evidence for domestic objects and land in Attica, Euboia, Eretria, Thasos, Abydos, and the Troad.