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  Phocis - LoveToKnow 1911
During the Persian invasion of 480 the Phocians at first joined in the national defence, but by their irresolute conduct at Thermopylae lost that position for the Greeks; in the campaign of Plataea they were enrolled on the Persian side.
The subsequent decline of Athenian land-power had the effect of weakening this new connexion; at the time of the Peloponnesian War Phocis was nominally an ally and dependent of Sparta, and had lost control of Delphi.
Under the dominion of the Roman republic its national league was dissolved, but was revived by Augustus, who also restored to Phocis the votes in the Delphic Amphictyony which it had lost in 346 and enrolled it in the new Achaean synod.
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 359. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The Amphictyonic Council, at the instigation of Thebes, fined the Phocians for tilling land sacred to Apollo.
Phocis refused to pay the fine despite a threat by the Amphictyons to declare war.
Dion of Syracuse was assassinated, and two other sons of Dionysius I successively seized power but were unable to stabilize a deteriorating political situation in Sicily (See Sicily).
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 The Clark - Nineteenth-Century European Art
The painting depicts an obscure story recorded by the first-century Greek writer Plutarch: a group of bacchantes from Phocis awaken after a night of celebrating the rites of Bacchus.
They find themselves in the marketplace of Amphissa, a town at war with Phocis.
The women of the town have been guarding the sleeping revelers, protecting them from attack by soldiers.
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 Phocis
Phocis was the district in which the most famous sanctuary of Delphi was located, a source of wealth which led the Phocidians to several wars with nearby Thessalia.
Phocis owed its name to the mythological hero Phocus, son of Ornytus, himself a son of Sisyphus, king of Corinth.
Ornytus earned himself a kingdom in a war with the Locrians but left it to his son Phocus before returning to Corinth with his second son Thoas.
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 phocis - OneLook Dictionary Search
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Phocis : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
PHOCIS : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
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 Phocis — FactMonster.com
After the First Sacred War of c.590 B.C. (“sacred” because it involved the oracle of Delphi), Phocis lost control of Delphi to a council of states.
With Athenian help Phocis regained (457 B.C.) hold of Delphi, thus precipitating the Second Sacred War.
Early in the next century Phocis passed under Theban control.
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  Ancient coins of Phocis
The coinage of Phocis begins at a very early period, probably not much later than the middle of the sixth century.
The complete devastation of the land by Philip in 346 (Demosth.
B.C. In B.C. 339 Athens and Thebes combined to reconstitute Phocis and to rebuild some of the ruined towns.
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  Phocis - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phocis is about 1,619 km² (625 mi²) in area, bounded on the west by Ozolian Locris and Doris, on the north by Opuntian Locris, on the east by Boeotia, and on the south by the Gulf of Corinth.
During the Persian invasion of 480 BC the Phocians at first joined in the national defence, but by their irresolute conduct at the Battle of Thermopylae lost that position for the Greeks; at the Battle of Plataea they were enrolled on the Persian side.
In the 4th century BC Phocis was constantly endangered by its Boeotian neighbours.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Phocis   (777 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Phocis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phocis, an ancient district of central Greece, about 1619 km² (625 mi²) in area, bounded on the west by Ozolian Locris and Doris, on the north by Opuntian Locris, on the east by Boeotia, and on the south by the Corinthian Gulf.
During the Persian invasion of 480 BCE the Phocians at first joined in the national defence, but by their irresolute conduct at Thermopylae lost that position for the Greeks; in the campaign of Plataea they were enrolled on the Persian side.
In the 4th century BCE Phocis was constantly endangered by its Boeotian neighbours.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ph/Phocis   (606 words)

  
 Phocis: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Phocis, an ancient district of central Greece, about 1619 km² (625 mi²) in area, bounded on the west by Ozolian Locris and Doris, on the north by Opuntian Locris, on the east by Boeotia, and on the south by the Corinthian Gulf.
During the Persian invasion of 480 BCE the Phocians at first joined in the national defence, but by their irresolute conduct at Thermopylae lost that position for the Greeks; in the campaign of Plataea they were enrolled on the Persian side.
In the 4th century BCE Phocis was constantly endangered by its Boeotian neighbours.
www.encyclopedian.com /ph/Phocis.html   (618 words)

  
 Phocis
Phocis, an ancient district of central Greece, about 1619 km² (625 mi²) in area, bounded on the west by Ozolian Locris and Doris, on the north by Opuntian Locris, on the east by Boeotia, and on the south by the Corinthian Gulf.
During the Persian invasion of 480 BCE the Phocians at first joined in the national defence, but by their irresolute conduct at Thermopylae lost that position for the Greeks; in the campaign of Plataea they were enrolled on the Persian side.
In the 4th century BCE Phocis was constantly endangered by its Boeotian neighbours.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ph/Phocis.html   (581 words)

  
 Phocis
Phocis, starověký okres centrální Řecko, asi 1619 km ² (625 mi ²) v oblasti, přiléhal k západu Ozolian Locris a Doris, na severu Opuntian Locris, na východě Boeotia, a na jihu Corinthian Gulf.
Následující úpadek aténské zemní síly měl účinek oslabit tuto novou souvislost; v době Peloponnesian válka Phocis byl nominálně spojenec a závislý Sparta, a ztratil kontrolu Delphi.
Pod nadvládou Říman republika jeho národní liga byla rozpuštěna, ale byl oživen Augustus, kdo také obnovený k Phocis hlasy v Delphic Amphictyony který to prohrálo v 346 a zapsal to v nový Achaean synod.
wikipedia.infostar.cz /p/ph/phocis.html   (478 words)

  
 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "Phocis"
Phocis (Greek, Modern: Φωκίδα/Fokída, Ancient/Katharevousa: Φωκίς/Phokis; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient district of central Greece, and a prefecture of modern Greece.
Ancient Phocis was about 1,619 km² (625 mi²) in area, bounded on the west by Ozolian Locris and Doris, on the north by Opuntian Locris, on the east by Boeotia, and on the south by the Gulf of Corinth.
Phocis is today a prefecture and the capital is at Amfissa.
www.omnipelagos.com /entry?n=phocis   (784 words)

  
 Geographia: Mainland Greece
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.
Neighbouring regions were Epeirus in the east, Aetolia and Phocis in the south, and Macedon in the north.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/mainland.html   (2741 words)

  
 Security Gap in Security Policies
Phocis (www.phocis.com), a leading developer of secure solutions that manage and control the exchange of valuable and sensitive digital information, announced it has developed an easy to understand guide for organisations looking to get under the surface of current security technologies.
Phocis is keen to make organisations understand that information is their most valuable asset.
Phocis, established in 1996 is now a leading European digital security company with the prime goal of developing and providing secure services to manage and control the exchange of valuable and sensitive digital information.
www.pressbox.co.uk /Detailed/2008.html   (525 words)

  
 delphi-sacred
Delphi, the holiest shrine of the Greeks is under threat from warlike Macedon in the north.
The shrine is guarded by an alliance of local cities called the Amphictyonic League, an alliance led by the mountain state of Phocis.
Phocis sent out ambassadors to justify its actions, but soon had to defend the shrine against the hoplites of another League state called Locris.
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 DELPHI,   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Considered by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the earth, Delphi was once the site of an oracle of the earth goddess Gaea.
Phocis later joined the Amphictyonic League, which was formed to protect the temple to Apollo and which sponsored the Pythian Games near Delphi.
When Phocis levied tribute on pilgrims to the oracle, the league destroyed Crisa in the first of the Sacred Wars (595 bc).
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 Delphi, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Delphi is a city of Phocis in mainland Greece that lies in the vale of the river Pleistus, and is shut on one side by Mount Parnassus.
Phocis was called after Phocus 4, son of Ornytion, son of Sisyphus.
She was daughter of Castalius, an autochthon from Phocis.
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 Phocis - Encyclopedia.com
After the First Sacred War of c.590 BC ("sacred" because it involved the oracle of Delphi), Phocis lost control of Delphi to a council of states.
With Athenian help Phocis regained (457 BC) hold of Delphi, thus precipitating the Second Sacred War.
The Third Sacred War (355-346 BC) began with Phocis trying to reestablish itself and ended with the victory of Philip II of Macedon, who thereby became arbiter of Greece.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Phocis.html   (336 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Phocis
After the First Sacred War of c.590 BC (sacred because it involved the oracle of Delphi), Phocis lost control of Delphi to a council...
The rise of Doris and Phocis split the original region into western and eastern portions.
The oracle originated in the worship of an earth-goddess, and later legend...
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 Strabo Geography 9.3 Apollo and Melody
lies alongside Phocis on either side; for Locris is double, being divided into two parts by Parnassus, the part on the western side lying alongside Parnassus and occupying a part of it, and extending to the Crisaean Gulf, whereas the part on the side towards the east ends at the Euboean Sea.
In the middle between both, I mean the Westerners and the other division, is Parnassus, extending lengthwise into the northerly part of the country, from the region of Delphi as far as the junction of the Oetaean and the Aetolian mountains, and the country of the Dorians which lies in the middle between them.
It was at one time a city of Phocis, bordering on the Euboean Sea; it divided the Epicnemidian Locrians into two parts, one part in the direction of Boeotia, and the other facing Phocis, which at that time reached from sea to sea.
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 delphi-aspects
Phocis is a state to the north of the Gulf of Corinth, bordered by Locris to the north, Boeotia to the east and Doris and Locris to the west.
When Persia invaded in 480 BC the Phocians were overwhelmed and forced to co-operate, but at the earliest opportunity Phocis revolted and fought to expel the Persian army.
Phocis has periodically controlled Delphi (a shrine of international importance within Phocian territory) but always lost that control.
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 Amazon.com: Phocis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Byzantine architecture in Greece: Monastery of Saint Luke of Stiris in Phocis, and the dependent monastery of Saint Nicholas in the Fields, near Skripou,...
The monastery of Saint Luke of Stiris, in Phocis,: And the dependent monastery of Saint Nicolas in the Fields, near Skripou, in BÅ“otia, by Robert Weir Schultz (Unknown Binding - 1901)
Greece stretches from Boetia and Phocis in the south to as...
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 Phocis Encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Webster's NewWorld Dictionary 01-01-1988 Phocis (fo'sis) ancient region in central Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth: chief city, Delphi Copyright 1994, 1991, 1988 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
PHOCIS, the digital security company that hired former KPMG chairmanprospective investors in the US, where there is more interest in Phocis's technology.
Byzantine architecture in Greece: Monastery of Saint Luke of Stiris in Phocis, and the dependent monastery of Saint Nich...
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 phocis
Byzantine architecture in Greece: Monastery of Saint Luke of Stiris in Phocis, and the dependent monastery of Saint Nicholas in the Fields, near Skripou,...
The monastery of Saint Luke of Stiris, in Phocis,: And the dependent monastery of Saint Nicolas in the Fields, near Skripou, in BÅ“otia,
PHOCIS Delphi and Krisa Pottery of LH IIIB2 character was also locally produced in Phocis.
www.halleuropeanhistory.com /top/sites/10/1/phocis.html   (544 words)

  
 Delphi, Greece  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
When Phocis levied tribute on pilgrims to the oracle, the league destroyed Crisa in the first of the Sacred Wars (about 595-586 BC).
In the second Sacred War (about 448 BC), Athens helped Phocis regain control of Delphi, which it had lost in the first war.
The Phocians were defeated in 346 BC by King Philip II of Macedonia in the third Sacred War.
www.galenfrysinger.com /delphi.htm   (430 words)

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