American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of east-central Greece between the Pindus Mountains and the Aegean Sea. Settled before 1000 B.C., it reached the height of its power in the sixth century B.C. but soon declined because of internal conflicts.
- n. A region in north-central Greece; one of its 13 periferies. It contains the prefectures of Karditsa, Larissa, Magnesia and Trikala.
- n. a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece
- From Ancient Greek Θεσσαλία. (Wiktionary)
“Thessaly is a powerful and immortal witch who has been around since the times of Ancient Greece.”
“Tyrnavo, in Thessaly, printed cottons are prepared.”
“This design could not long escape the penetration of the Gothic king, who continued to hold a doubtful, and perhaps a treacherous, correspondence with the rival courts; who protracted, like a dissatisfied mercenary, his languid operations in Thessaly and Epirus, and who soon returned to claim the extravagant reward of his ineffectual services.”
“Trebellianus; Piso in Thessaly; Valens in Achaia; Aemilianus in”
“371 In Sparta the lover was called or x and the beloved as in Thessaly or x.”
“The richest districts were most constantly changing their inhabitants; for example, the countries which are now called Thessaly and Boeotia, the greater part of the Peloponnesus with the exception of Arcadia, and all the best parts of Hellas.”
“The richest soils were always most subject to this change of masters; such as the district now called Thessaly, Boeotia, most of the Peloponnese, Arcadia excepted, and the most fertile parts of the rest of Hellas.”
“Pierium, location unknown, but probably in southern Thessaly: Map 5.7, BX.”
“In the pleasant valleys of a country which was called Thessaly there lived a man whose name was Orpheus.”
“To whom he answered Certes sir I thank you for your gentle offer, and at your request I wil proceed in my tale, but first I will sweare unto you by the light of this Sunne that shineth here, that those things shall be true, least when you come to the next city called Thessaly, you should doubt any thing of that which is rife in the mouthes of every person, and done before the face of all men.”
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