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Boeotia, Boeotians
(1,481 words)

(Βοιωτία, Βοιωτοί; Boiōtía, Boiōtoi).

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A. Topography

Region and people in south-eastern Central Greece; with c. 2,500 km2 almost as large as  Attica. Bounded in the south-west by the Corinthian Gulf and in the north-east and east by the Euboean Gulf, B. is the only land bridge between northern and southern Greece and was thus a battleground over and over again ( Chaeronea,  Coronea,  Plataeae). In the south the  P…

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Funke, Peter (Münster) and Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum), “Boeotia, Boeotians”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e218930>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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