Euboea

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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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Ridgway (1992: 34) has stressed that 'the 8th-century Euboeans of Pithekoussai were intent on trade and industry'; in the current state of our knowledge it seems more probable that Pithekoussai was an opportunist settlement, formed because well placed to achieve certain desired aims, which centred on the exchange of goods, by those whose own personal interests were most intimately tied up with that exchange of goods, than that it was formally sent out, under a designated founder and as a new polis, by 'mother cities' in Euboia.
While the development and spread of iron is itself a crucial symptom of the progressive commercialism which transformed international trade from the late 13th century onwards, the importance of the Aegean-East Mediterranean relations attested archaeologically in such places as Rhodes, Crete, Euboia (sc.