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Euboea
(1,553 words)

(Εὔβοια; Eúboia).

[1] Greek island

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I. Location

The largest Greek island other than Crete extends parallel to the eastern coast of central Greece (Locris, Boeotia and Attica). E. is about 160 km long, about 5.5 to 50 km wide and has an area of 3,580 km2. It is separated by a strait from the mainland which narrows at its centre to a 40-m wide channel, the  Euripus [1]. Since the 5th cent. BC several bridges linked E. at this point to the mainland. Because of its steep cliffs the e…

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Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen), Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) and Falco, Giulia (Athens), “Euboea”, 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 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e403770>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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