Boeotians


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Boeotians

inhabitants of rural Greek district; considered by Athenians to be dolts. [Gk. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 124]
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These were they that held Cyparissus, rocky Pytho, holy Crisa, Daulis, and Panopeus; they also that dwelt in Anemorea and Hyampolis, and about the waters of the river Cephissus, and Lilaea by the springs of the Cephissus; with their chieftains came forty ships, and they marshalled the forces of the Phoceans, which were stationed next to the Boeotians, on their left.
The Boeotians made the first stand against them, attacked them, routed them, and put them to flight.
The Boeotians were able to defeat Athens on land at Coronea and so to recover their independence (1.
He ordered, however, that the sacrifice of the deer be performed by his seer instead of the one appointed to the task by the Boeotians.
400 BC) implied that such stony soils distinguished the character and history of Athenians with their democratic and philosophical ideals, from Boeotians and Thessalians.