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Boeotia

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈəʊʃə
 
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Definition of Boeotia in English:

A department of central Greece, to the north of the Gulf of Corinth, and a region of ancient Greece of which the chief city was Thebes.

Derivatives

Boeotian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Sparta failed to co-ordinate a two-pronged attack on the Boeotians, and Lysander was killed in a Spartan defeat at Haliartus in Boeotia.
  • He embroiled Thebes with Athens and frustrated Thebes' plans for a united Boeotian federation by referring Plataea to Athens for alliance.
  • The Boeotians were threatened by the Athenians.

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