Thebes and central Greece

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Thebes in Boeotia was, for a brief period, the most powerful state in fourth-century Greece. Its rise and decline is best understood in a regional context, as part of the history of central Greece. North of Athens and Attica, central Greece is sometimes considered to end at the coastal narrows of Thermopylae. Beyond mountains north of Thermopylae are the plains of Thessaly where, along with the plains of Boeotia, the most populous towns north of Athens lay. The overlapping and sometimes competing interests of Boeotians and Thessalians dominated the politics of this portion of Greece. This chapter will therefore embrace the affairs of Boeotia and Thessaly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Greek World in the Fourth Century
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Fall of the Athenian Empire to the Successors of Alexander
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9781134524679
ISBN (Print)041510582X, 9780415105828
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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