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1) Boeotia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The early inhabitants were from Thessaly. A number of small cities scattered over the rough country-mountainous in the south, hilly in the north-may have had a sort...

2) Plutarch. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek essayist and biographer, b. Chaeronea, Boeotia. He traveled in Egypt and Italy, visited Rome (where he lectured on philosophy) and Athens, and finally returned...

3) Thebes, city of ancient Greece. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Thebes is rich in associations with Greek legend and religion (see Oedipus; the Seven against Thebes; Epigoni). Sometime before 1000 B.C., Thebes was settled by Boeotians...

4) Helicon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Helicon formed part of the border between ancient Boeotia and Phocis. In Greek legend it was the abode of the Muses and sacred to Apollo. The fountains of Hippocrene...

5) Orchomenus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Near Orchomenus, Sulla won (85 B.C.) a significant victory over Archelaus, general of Mithradates VI. Excavations on the site have been extensive. There was another...

6) Plataea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Boeotia (now Voiotia), on the slope of Mt. Cithaeron (Kithairon). Plataea had voluntarily passed from Theban to Athenian protection before the Persian Wars and stood...

7) Chaeronea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cephissus (now Kifisos) River valley and NW of Thebes. There the Athenians and Thebans were defeated (338 B.C.) by the Macedonians under Philip II, and in 86 B.C....

8) Leuctra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...There the Spartans were defeated (371 B.C.) by the Thebans under Epaminondas. A brilliant tactical success, the battle also dealt a severe blow to Spartan hegemony....

9) Ogyges. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek mythology, ancient king of Boeotia or Attica. During his reign the Ogygian flood, a vast and destructive deluge, occurred....

10) Thespiae. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Helicon (now Elikon) and SW of Thebes. The Thespians fought (479 B.C.) against the Persians at Thermopylae and Plataea. They joined (after 382 B.C.) the Spartans...

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