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Euboea,

Greece: see ÉvvoiaÉvvoia
or Euboea
, island (1991 pop. 205,502), 1,467 sq mi (3,800 sq km), SE Greece, separated from Boeotia and Attica on the Greek mainland by the Évripos strait. Khalkís is the main city and the administrative center.
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Euboea

an island in the W Aegean Sea: the largest island after Crete of the Greek archipelago; linked with the mainland by a bridge across the Euripus channel. Capital: Chalcis. Pop.: 198 130 (2001). Area: 3908 sq. km (1509 sq. miles)
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Shortly before landing at Marathon, Herodotus notes, the Persians landed near Karystos on the island of Euboia and "devastated their farmland" by cutting down the crops.
In the skirmish we may note three details: the Athenians who escaped Persian pursuit made for the Peneios delta, which suggests they were surprised north of it or very close to it;(14) they got away through Thessaly, which suggests that the area was not yet occupied (their pursuers could otherwise have landed and chased them towards their own forces); and they were conveyed to Athens rather than to Artemision or Khalkis, which suggests that at the time there was no Greek fleet on station in north Euboia or near it.
In this stretch there are two good beaches, both on north Euboia, one soon after turning the corner, at Artemision (the Ant gives a good line for sailing across to it), and the other half way down, at Histiaia; the beach at Histiaia is better protected from a meltemi wind funnelled down the straits.(19)
The storm four days later which troubled the Persians at Aphetai and destroyed the ships sent round Euboia was different, though just as clearly etched on the memories of Herodotus' informants.
If the Greek fleet had been nearer Thermopylai, then the Persians could have gone for the beaches of north Euboia, which offer the best anchorages within the straits of Trikeri.(56) The best protected is that at Histiaia, now Orei, but nearer for arrival from Ayiokambos is that at Pefki, now a holiday resort with a small artificial harbour.(57) Behind and a little east of Pefki beach Lolling(58) identified fragmentary remains of a Doric temple as the one mentioned by Herodotus at 7.176.1 which has given its name to the Greek anchorage, to the fights in the straits, and also to the cape at Euboia's north-east corner.
The inscription and statuette comprise the sole evidence for the cult of Acheloos on Euboia in the 5th century (see Larson 2001, p.
(26.) Triumphs with war booty obtained from Greece are recorded in connection with the following victories: the sack of Thessaly and Euboia by Quinctius Flamininus in 198-194 B.C.
(135.) The two beds in the Vathia tomb in Euboia preserve carved pillows and bedclothes (Vollmoeller 1901, pp.
For similar examples on the island of Euboia, see Sampson 1984-1985, esp.
Another krater fragment, of advanced LH IIIC date from Lefkandi in Euboia, shows a two-handled bowl.
Helikon) and Karystos and Amarynthos (located in southern and western Euboia, respectively).
116-133, for the transport of livestock for similar purposes from Karystos and Amarynthos on Euboia to Thebes.