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Topic: Copais

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In the north the basin of the Cephissus and Lake Copais lies between parallel mountain-walls continuing eastward the line of Parnassus in the extensive ridge of Helicon, the " Mountain of the Muses " (5470 ft.) and the east Locrian range in Mts.
These ranges, which mostly lie close to the seaboard, form by their projecting spurs a narrow defile on the Phocian frontier, near the famous battlefield of Chaeroneia, and shut in Copais closely on the south between Coronea and Haliartus.
Since then the northern plain has been largely reclaimed for agriculture, and the natural riches of the whole land are likely to develop under the influence of the railway to Athens.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /correction/edit?content_id=9871&locale=en   (1360 words)

 Mycenean Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The best known of their water works is the draining of Lake Copais.
From one of these sink-holes, there leads an uncompleted tunnel carved out of the limestone straight out toward the sea, and 16 vertical man-holes, as it were, were paced at equal distances to allow for people to descend into the conduit and clear away choking debris.
This narrow north-east area of Copais would have been especially sensitive to blocking, whether natural or deliberate, and the island of Gla there was turned into a large fortress surrounded by a massive Cyclopean wall pierced by four gates.
classics.uc.edu /prmainland/Lectures/JohnYounger/MycArt08.html   (692 words)

 Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology: Chapter II. Mycenaean Centers and Mythological Centers: 7. Northern Boeotia and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This localization, depending on the cult, is corroborated by the numerous traces of Athamas, preserved in myths around the lake of Copais.
He is of old connected with the plain around the lake of Copais and with Mount Laphystion; that is, with the district of Orchomenus.
In the latter version it is combined with the fact that the plain made dry by the draining of the lake of Copais was again flooded, but the blocking of the katavothra may have come about through negligence.
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/mog/mog10.htm   (8156 words)

 Buildings of the Installations of Copais Company: GTP Business directory
Buildings (industrial installations, residences, mills, stables, offices, storehouses, etc.) that date back to the 19th century and belonged to the British company Lake Copais Ltd. that had replaced the previous company of French interests for the drainage of Lake Copais (1867-1887).
The "Lake Copais Co. Ltd" buildings were constructed in Aliartos of Viotia in the mid-19th century and became property of the Greek state in 1953.
The buildings that housed the headquarters and the residences of the English employees are spread around on a 28-acres field that is proposed to be transformed into a model botanical garden which will be also be equipped for outdoors cultural events.
www.gtp.gr /TDirectoryDetails.asp?id=38749   (294 words)

 Buildings of the Installations of Copais Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
uildings (industrial installations, residences, mills, stables, offices, storehouses, etc.) that date back to the 19th century and belonged to the British company Lake Copais Ltd. that had replaced the previous company of French interests for the drainage of Lake Copais (1867-1887).
Today there have been discovered remains of the lake’s drainage systems, the most extensive technical work project of the Mycenean period (14th century BC) that is believed to be carried out by the Minyes people of Orchomenos.
By a decree that the Ministry of Culture issued in 1991, they were identified as historical and preserved buildings.
www.culture.gr /2/21/213/21301n/e213an0m.html   (274 words)

 Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A rocky citadel that was fortified and inhabited in the Mycenaean period (1300 BC until its destruction by conflagration c.
Epicentre of the drainage works conducted by the Mycenaeans in Lake Copais.
Cyclopean walls 2 km long with four gateways protected a large building with wall-paintings, which was the place from where works were supervised and where grain was stored.
www.ypai.gr /atlas/thesi_uk.asp?idthesis=196   (60 words)

 Copais to Cymatolege * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Copais to Cymatolege * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
See Copais by itself with citation tips (best for bookmarking).
One of the Ionian Islands near the northwestern coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea; now called Kerkira; 593 square miles (1,536 square kilometers) in size.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/_c1004.html   (2582 words)

 The Gracchi Marius and Sulla eBook
Orchomenus is just north of the Cephissus where it runs into Lake Copais, and a stream called Melas, rising on the east of Orchomenus, joined the Cephissus near its mouth, the neighbouring ground being a marsh.
Near Mount Tilphossium, however, to the south of Lake Copais, he was worsted by Sulla in a skirmish, and thinking better of the advice of Archelaus tried to prolong the war.
Archelaus, indeed, seems to have commanded in the battle, for Mithridates was shrewd enough to know when he had a good general.
www.bookrags.com /ebooks/10860/101.html   (446 words)

 BOEOTIA - Online Information article about BOEOTIA
Chaeroneia, and shut in Copais closely on the See also:
soil was suited alike for crops, plantations and pasture; the Copais plain, though able to turn into See also:
The first step towards the country's recovery was not until 1895, when the outlets of CopaIs were again put into working See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BLA_BOS/BOEOTIA.html   (1730 words)

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Uplifts, with elevations of up to 2000 m and short wavelengths (30-35 km), flank three major grabens in central Greece: the Rio, Sparta, and Atalanti grabens.
They are bordered on their landward sides by narrow basins oriented parallel to the graben axes: the Manesi and Trichonis basins at the Rio graben and Copais and Istiea basins at the Atalanti graben.
The flexural origin of these uplift profiles is investigated here by using thin, broken plate models.
www.agu.org /pubs/abs/tc/97TC01658/97TC01658.html   (322 words)

 13th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research - July 2001 - Abstracts
In this paper, we will examine an oral folk narrative about Copais, a geographical area of the Greek mainland.
The narrative refers to the hero Hercules and Copais in older traditional forms derived from ancient texts.
Modern beliefs are thus rooted in ancient stories about Hercules, and about Philemon and Baucis, and there are specific motifs that refer to houses, villages and other places being sunk or destroyed.
home.vicnet.net.au /~folklife/Abstracts/aslanidou.htm   (167 words)

 Red Planet - Heinlein Concordance
Located 30 degrees from the south pole, it was occupied only during the southern summer.
It was the annual migration from Charax to Copais that the Mars Company's representatives sought to cancel.
Human colony on Mars, in the far northern hemisphere, named after an ancient Martian city and occupied only during the northern summer months.
pw1.netcom.com /~mecowan/hc/books/rp_hc.htm   (1814 words)

 Classical Gazetteer, page 251   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The seat of the children of Ophir, son of Joktan, and the locality of the gold quest of Solomon.
Ophites fl., a stream of Bceotia, falling into Copais lacus w.
Ophitia, the name given by a decree of the Amphictyonic council to Amphiceea in Phocis.
www.ancientlibrary.com /gazetteer/0253.html   (289 words)

 BT Top - navigation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1922, the desicion was taken formally to establish a departmental museum, as an aid to the teaching of Ancient History and Greek Archaeology, and even to purchase vases for it from the annual departmental grant.
One particularly important series of purchases was the 'Copais collection', of mainly Attic and Boeotian pottery, amassed in Greece by a Mrs Steele who had worked with the company that drained Lake Copais in the twenties.
Over the years, the Museum has owed a good deal to benefactors.
www.3street.org /word/Ure.doc   (473 words)

 Copais * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Copais * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
C to Celaeno Celeos to Chthonios Chthonios to Confusion Copais to Cymatolege Cyme to Cyzicos
Cut and paste the following text for use in a paper or electronic document report.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Copais_1.html   (227 words)

 Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology: Chapter II. Mycenaean Centers and Mythological Centers: 6. Southern Boeotia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It seems as if Boeotia had been a kind of new land of the Mycenaean civilization which, coming of course from the south, occupied two great centers and penetrated less into the country.
The draining of the lake of Copais, which provided a vast area of arable land for the profit of the town doing the work corroborates this view.
This is of course only a suggestion and it may be judged on its own merits.
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/mog/mog09.htm   (7105 words)

 Chapter Odour <i>to</i> Ogygian Deluge of O by Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Ogygian Deluge A flood which overran a part of Greece while Ogyges was king of Attica.
There were two floods so called- one in Boeotia, when the lake Copais overflowed its banks; and another in Attica, when the whole territory was laid waste for two hundred years (B.C.    Varro tells us that the planet Venus underwent a great change in the reign of Ogyges (3 syl.).
It changed its diameter, its colour, its figure, and its course.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/255/1180/23528/3.html   (252 words)

The Thebans and the Boeotians who served in their ranks occupied the right wing.
In the centre were the men of Haliartus, Coronea, and Copae, and the other dwellers about the Lake Copais.
On the left wing were the Thespians, Tanagraeans, and Orchomenians; the cavalry and light-armed troops were placed on both wings.
classicpersuasion.org /pw/thucydides/thucydides-passages.php?pleaseget=4.93-97   (1104 words)

 paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You may prepare a rough draft to "pass by me" if it would help in your preparation process, but of course is optional.
The "palace" at Gla in the Copais - how does it compare/contrast architecturally to other Mycenaean palaces?
Discuss the possible implications for the use of the building and the citadel.
www.utexas.edu /courses/hottopics/paper.html   (461 words)

 Paul Lafargue: Myth of Athena (1890)
Considering that incessant warfare was carried on by the savage tribes of primitive Greece; that the towns, in consequence, were built like eagles’ nests, high up amid the rocks, and hence could not easily have been stormed, it is improbable that these two towns should have been built on the borders of a lake.
Very possibly the Bœotian Athens, and Eleusis were two lake cities, the rather that [sic] Lake Copais was rich in fishes, and that in the time of Aristophanes and Pausanias its eels were considered very delicate eating.
, § xxxiv.) Serapis had a temple at Copæ, a small town on the banks of Lake Copais, mentioned by Homer.
www.marxists.org /archive/lafargue/1890/09/athena.htm   (3731 words)

 Herodotus - The Histories - Page 1406
The place itself bears the name of Ptoum.
It is in the country of the Thebans, and is situated on the mountain side overlooking Lake Copais, only a very little way from the town called Acraephia.
Here Mys arrived, and entered the temple, followed by three Theban citizens; picked men whom the state had appointed to take down whatever answer the god might give.
www.galileolibrary.com /ebooks/eu04/herodotus_page_1406.htm   (211 words)

 The Gracchi Marius and Sulla eBook
Assus, took up his position under Mount Edylium.
Here he encamped opposite Archelaus, who, having also crossed the Assus, was now at a place called Assia, which was nearer Lake Copais.
Thence Archelaus made an attempt on Chaeroneia; but Sulla was again beforehand with him, and garrisoned the place with one legion.
www.bookrags.com /ebooks/10860/100.html   (489 words)

 Livy's History of Rome
On this, Quinctius sent officers to the different cities to investigate the murders.
Most of them were found to have been committed round Lake Copais; here bodies were dug out of the mud and recovered from the shallows with stones or amphorae fastened to them, to sink them deeper by their weight.
Many murders also took place at Acraephia and Coronea.
mcadams.posc.mu.edu /txt/ah/Livy/Livy33.html   (16571 words)

But, setting this aside, we have, as our starting-point, a barbarian population, believers in sorcery, and, in some places, undoubtedly cannibals, maintaining, in the central and northern parts of Europe, their existence with difficulty by reason of the severity of the climate.
In the southern, more congenial conditions permitted a form of civilization to commence, of which the rude Cyclopean structures here and there met with, such as the ruins of Orchomenos, the lion gate of Mycenae, the tunnel of Lake Copais, are perhaps the vestiges.
At what period this intrusive Indo-Germanic column made its attack cannot be ascertained.
www.h-net.org /~bahai/diglib/books/A-E/D/draper/drap1.htm   (19200 words)

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