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  Boeotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boeotia had significant political importance, owing to its position on the north shore of the Gulf of Corinth, extending westwards between Thessaly and Peloponnesus to the Isthmus of Corinth; the strategic strength of its frontiers; and the ease of communication within its extensive area.
Athens retaliated by a sudden advance upon Boeotia, and after the victory at the Battle of Oenophyta took control of the whole country except the capital.
Boeotia took a prominent part in the war of the Corinthian League against Sparta, especially at Haliartus and the Battle of Coronea (395-394 BC).
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 Boeotia Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boeotia (Greek: Βοιωτία -Voiotía, also Viotia) is one of the prefectures of Greece.
Its area was known in ancient times as Boeotia.
Its longest river, the Cephissus valley is in the central part is where most of the low-lying areas of Boeotia lie.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeotia_Prefecture   (266 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Boeotia
Boeotia, republic of ancient Greece, bounded on the north by the Locris Opuntia region, on the east by Atalante Channel and Evripos (strait), on the...
Atalanta, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Schoeneus of Boeotia or of Iasus of Arcadia.
Plataea, ancient city of Greece, in Boeotia, at the base of Mount Cithaeron, south of the ancient city of Thebes.
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 Boeotia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The history of Boeotia is largely a record of the vain attempts of these cities to escape the domination of Thebes and the attempts of Thebes to prevent encroachment on the region by others of the great city-states.
Boeotia, therefore, was the scene of various important battles— Plataea, Leuctra, Coronea, and Chaeronea.
Later, after the victory of Epaminondas over the Spartans, the history of Boeotia was completely absorbed into that of Thebes.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Boeotia.asp   (397 words)

 Boeotia Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Boeotia (Greek Βοιωτια) was a central area of ancient Greece, the main city was Thebes.
Its position on the north shore of the Gulf of Corinth, extending westwards between Thessaly and Peloponnesus to the Isthmus of Corinth; the strategic strength of its frontiers; and the ease of communication within its extensive area gave it significant political importance.
Though enrolled for a short time in the Aetolian League (about 245 BC) Boeotia was generally loyal to Macedonia, and supported its later kings against Rome.
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 Geographia: Mainland Greece
Attica was the region south-east of Boeotia and west of the Isthmus of Corinth.
Phocis was a region, west of Boeotia, on northern coast of Gulf of Corinth.
East of Phocis and north of Boeotia, on the coast of Euboean Gulf, was Opuntian Locris.
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Boeotia, therefore, was the scene of various important battles—;
Ogyges - Ogyges, in Greek mythology, ancient king of Boeotia or Attica.
Delium - Delium, town of ancient Greece, a port in E Boeotia, named for its temple of Apollo similar to the...
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 The Peloponnesian War -- Chapter 14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Succours accordingly flocked in from all parts of Boeotia, Hippocrates not being yet there to make his diversion, and Siphæ and Chaeronea were promptly secured, and the conspirators, informed of the mistake, did not venture on any movement in the towns.
It was to annoy Boeotia that they crossed the frontier and built a fort in our country; and they are therefore, I imagine, our enemies wherever we may come up with them, and from wheresoever they may have come to act as enemies do.
The towns subject to the Athenians, hearing of the capture of Amphipolis and of the terms accorded to it, and of the gentleness of Brasidas, felt most strongly encouraged to change their condition, and sent secret messages to him, begging him to come on to them; each wishing to be the first to revolt.
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 BOEOTIA - Online Information article about BOEOTIA
Cithaeron, the frontier range between Boeotia and Attica.
The central position of Boeotia between two seas, the strategic strength of its frontiers and the ease of communication within its extensive area were calculated to enhance its See also:
Boeotia took a prominent part in the war of the Corinthian League against Sparta, especially at Haliartus and Coronea (395–394)• This See also:
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A region of central Greece, north-west of Attica, between the Gulf of Corinth west and the Ægean coast facing the Island of Euboea east (area 2).
Boeotia remained split between several cities that shared the same dialect during classical times.
The Boeotian cities joined in a confederacy under the leadership of Thebes toward the later part of the VIth century B. and, from then on, the history of Boeotia is mostly that of Thebes and of the ups and downs of this confederacy, at times strong, at times dissolved by neighbouring victors such as Athens.
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Yet in the course of that year she made two alliances, one with Arcadia, Achaea, Elis, and Phlius and the other with the Thessalian League, in which her aim was to extend her own power at the expense of Thebes.
Boeotia was too ex hausted to undertake an offensive, except in the Peloponnese, where she kept control of Megalopolis, and she found herself losing ground in central Greece.
Boeotia was exhausted, and Athens gained allies against her in the Peloponnese and in the Thessalian League.
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 Ancient coinage of Boeotia
In Boeotia, as in Phocis, the commencement of the coinage may be placed about the middle of the sixth century B.C. The most striking characteristic of the money of Boeotia is that it is in great part a Federal currency.
The earliest Boeotian coins, alike in weight, fabric, and incuse reverse, are modelled on those of Aegina, and, in these respects, are easily to be distinguished from the contemporary issues of the neighbouring island of Euboea, or of Athens.
The Aeginetic standard prevailed in Boeotia down to the time of the restoration of Thebes by Cassander, B.C. after which there are tetradrachms of Attic weight, and thirds of the tetradrachm, weighing about 80 grs., as in Aetolia.
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 Battle of Boeotia - 239BC
Early in 240BC relations between the Hellenistic Greeks, an adhoc league that was commanded by Leonidas of Sparta, and Macedonia under Philip [1] deteriorated significantly.
Boeotia, Achea and Aetolia were allied with Leonidas while Athens remained loyal to the new King of Macedonia.
Again battle was joined in Boeotia, but again disaster struck the army of Macedonia and Leonidas destroyed this second army.
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 Classic Panos: Orchomenos: History
Orchomenos in Boeotia, with a Late Bronze Age palace decorated by colorful frescoes and an adjacent royal tomb dubbed the "Treasury of Minyas" by its excavator, the pioneering archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, was one of the richest and most important centers of the Mycenaean world.
The Minyan dominion over this portion of Boeotia was acclaimed by Homer as possessing treasures equal to that of Egyptian Thebes.
Although they were among the first in Boeotia to issue their own coinage – striking coins as early as 550 BC – they did not include the emblem of the league on their coinage until 387 BC.
www.dartmouth.edu /~cpano/orchomenos/details/history.html   (746 words)

 1787 Bocage Map of Boeotia in Ancient Greece (Thebes & the home of Hercules): Antique Maps - Geographicus
This lovely little map of Boeotia, central Ancient Greece, was prepared by M. Barbie de Bocage in 1786 for the “Travels of Anarcharsis”.
Boeotia hosts the great city of Thebes, home of Hercules, and one of the most important early Greek city-states.
Thebes was originally a Myceneian city and prospered until it was sacked by Alexander of Macedonia in 335 B.C.E. Boeotia is also the home of the semi-mythical city of Graia, meaning “Ancient” in Greek, and supposedly the source of the word “Greece” itself.
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 Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War 14
It was in the first days of the winter following that the places in Boeotia were to be put into the hands of the Athenian generals, Hippocrates and Demosthenes, the latter of whom was to go with his ships to Siphae, the former to Delium.
Succours accordingly flocked in from all parts of Boeotia, Hippocrates not being yet there to make his diversion, and Siphae and Chaeronea were promptly secured, and the conspirators, informed of the mistake, did not venture on any movement in the towns.
Besides the late severe blow which the Athenians had met with in Boeotia, joined to the seductive, though untrue, statements of Brasidas, about the Athenians not having ventured to engage his single army at Nisaea, made the allies confident, and caused them to believe that no Athenian force would be sent against them.
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 Orchomenus --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The northernmost Mycenaean fortified town, it was a seat of the Minyae dynastic family and controlled a large part of Boeotia.
The tradition is that the daughters of Minyas, king of Orchomenus, having despised the rites of the god, were driven mad by Dionysus and ate the flesh of one of their children; as punishment they were turned...
Controlled by the Boeotian city of Orchomenus (q.v.) in the 5th century BC, it was the scene of the battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated Thebes and Athens (338 BC).
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 Constellation Puppis
Athamas was the King of Boeotia and when he died his oldest son, Aeson, inherited his thrown.
Aeson was a peaceful man and did not wish to bring a war to the city-state and made his brother the ruler of the Boeotia.
En route to Boeotia, he had to swim across a river that was swollen with swirling flood waters.
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 Perseus Lookup Tool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Boeotia: View from Mt. Kithairon across E Boeotia in snow, View from Mt. Kithairon across east Boeotia in snow [Image] (4.31)
Boeotia: View across E Boeotia to Euboea, View across east Boeotia to Euboea [Image] (3.55)
Boeotia, Boeotia, Ayia Marina: Prehistoric mound from SE, Prehistoric mound from southeast [Image] (3.40)
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 Hellenic Tribes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The region of Boeotia is northwest of Attica, nowadays one of the 52 administrative divisions of modern Greece.
Boeotia was divided into districts in this era.
Proto-Hellenic tribe inhabiting Boeotia alongside the Aones, Leleges, and Temmikes.
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 DP S2004M: Peloponnesian Wars
a ternary structure: 12 centers are in central and southern Greece: Boeotia (except Lamia and Chalcis), Athens (except Delos) and the Peloponnesus; 13 in northern Greece, Macedonia and Thrace; 13 in Asia Minor and the Aegean sea.
This threesome is a recurrent feature in the classical age; Athens, Sparta and T hebes (The Confederacy of Boeotia) had enjoyed prestigious status from archaic times; they had never ceased fighting for supremacy until they were eventually vanquished by Philip of Macedonia.
It is of primary importance to Boeotia to control the gulfs of Corinth, Patrae, and possibly at a later time the Euboic gulf as well; the sea means a defensive barrier rather than an opportunity for development.
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 CLAS 175: Scott Rusch on Plataea, 2/22/96
Situated on a large sloping plateau projecting northwards from Mount Cithaerum, the city in the period we are discussing lay where the citadel of the late Classsical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods was located, in the northwestern part of the later city.
Plataea was the doorway to Boeotia, so anyone wanting to open or close that doorway needed to control the town.
If Athens had kept control of Boeotia, or if Athens and Sparta had remained on more or less friendly terms, all would have been well for the Plataeans were concerned.
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 Lochagos.com - Wargaming in Antiquity
The prize of Boeotia were additional numbers and especially superior cavalry.
The Boeotians, led by Thebes, were responding to a force from Athens that was transgressing into Boeotia.
Thus when Athens invaded Boeotia, Thebes was ready to lead the countercharge.
www.lochagos.com /greece/scenario/delium   (1685 words)

 Kenatos - Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Boeotia Without is the one we have marked here.” Thunk.
Unless she suspected Rishar might be taken with Ziri, as much as the rest of us were, for her happy, earnest ways.
That was the day I became Boeotia — became Empire — long before I would huddle within yet another circle of salt and silver in a wet, green clearing of the Scourgelands, and write Ziri’s name in the book of the dead once again.
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