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  • n. Plural form of Boeotian.

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  • Boeotia which the Corinthians,103 having called the Boeotians to their aid, were now besieging on their own account, in order to revenge an overthrow inflicted by the garrison of Oenoè upon a party of them who were going home from

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The ships of the Boeotians were the largest; they carried

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 Historical Sketch of the Progress of Discovery, Navigation, and Commerce, from the Earliest Records to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century, By William Stevenson

  • And if at the bidding of the Muses I must tell this tale outright, Phoebus strictly commanded the Boeotians and Nisaeans to worship him as guardian of their city, and to build their city round the trunk of the ancient wild olive; but they, instead of the god-fearing

    The Argonautica

  • With him went the horse-driving Boeotians, breathing above their shields, and the Locrians who fight hand to hand, and the gallant

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • The Boeotians, people of the class of which Hesiod represents himself to be the type, were essentially unromantic; their daily needs marked the general limit of their ideals, and, as a class, they cared little for works of fancy, for pathos, or for fine thought as such.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Or again, as touching pride of ancestry, what have Athenians to fear as against Boeotians on that score?

    The Cavalry General

  • III.v. 3, where it is contended that in pride of ancestry Athenians can hold their own against Boeotians.

    The Cavalry General

  • Later on, it being brought to his notice that the Corinthians were keeping all their cattle safely housed in the Peiraeum, sowing the whole of that district, and gathering in their crops; and, which was a matter of the greatest moment, that the Boeotians, with

    Agesilaus

  • Scotussa, and Pharsalus, who were allies of the Boeotians, and indeed all the Thessalians, with the exception of those who were in exile at the time, combined to dog his steps and do him damage.

    Agesilaus

  • Meier, the author of the article "Paederastia" in Ersch and Grueber's encyclopedia (1837) is of the opinion that the vice had its origin among the Boeotians, and John Addington

    Satyricon

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