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A historical region of central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth. In early times (before 590 bc) it controlled the oracle at Delphi. The region was ultimately conquered by Philip II of Macedon.
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(Placename) an ancient district of central Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth: site of the Delphic oracle
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(ˈfoʊ sɪs)

an ancient district in central Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth: site of Delphic oracle.
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And at Syracuse, the victory in their war with the Athenians being owing to the common people, they changed their free state into a democracy: and at Chalcis, the people having taken off the tyrant Phocis, together with the nobles, immediately seized the government: and at Ambracia also the people, having expelled the tyrant Periander, with his party, placed the supreme power in themselves.
JOCASTA Phocis the land is called; the spot is where Branch roads from Delphi and from Daulis meet.
A number of areas are available for exploration, including the Agora of Athens, the isle of Cephalonia, Ithaca, the birthplace of the legendary Odysseus, the Odeon of Athens, the Foloi oak forest, Olympia, the setting of the ancient Olympic games, as well as renditions of several ancient cities, including Naxos, Lesbos, Argolis, Pnyx, Phocis, Sparta and of course, Athens.
Revisiting the tomb: Mortuary practices in habitation areas in the transition to the late Bronze Age in Kirrha, Phocis. In Staging Death: Funerary Performance, Architecture and Landscape in the Aegean, edited by Anastasia Dakouri-Hild and Michael J.
(38) When the city of Phocis surrendered to Philip in 346, Athens was unwilling to honor the oath of allegiance between the two states.
At this critical juncture, Pylades arrives, having been banished from his home in Phocis. Upon seeing him, Orestes exclaims: "Dearest of men ..., trusty [pistos] amid troubles" (725 and 727).
Electra, on the other hand, is given the opportunity for a normative marriage arranged by her semi-divine uncle: she will leave Argos behind and accompany Pylades to Phocis, where her new husband will generously compensate her current "nominal" (1285) husband and establish her in his own household.
In another poem, Horace comforts the young foreigner Xanthis of Phocis by assuring him that he should not be ashamed of loving his slave girl because Achilles loved his slave Briseis, Ajax burned for the captive Tecmessa, and Agammenon fell for the abducted Cassandra.
THUS, CONFRONTING OUR OWN DESTINY at this spot where three paths meet (in Sophocles's Oedipus, a place called Phocis, which we will hear as "focus"), the INS chooses none of them.