from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth. In early times (before 590 B.C.) it controlled the oracle at Delphi. The region was ultimately conquered by Philip II of Macedon.

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  • proper n. A periphery in the southwest Central Greece and north northeast of the Peloponnese. The capital is presently located in its largest city Amphissa.


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  • Pelops brought over peoples from Phrygia to the Peloponnesus that received its name from him; and Danaüs from Egypt; whereas the Dryopes [Dropah], the Caucones, the Pelasgi, the Leleges, and other such peoples, apportioned among themselves the parts that are inside the isthmus †and also the parts outside, for Attica was once held by the Thracians who came with Eumolpus, Daulis in Phocis by Tereus, Cadmeia by the Phoenicians who came with Cadmus, and Boeotia itself by the Aones and Temmices and Hyantes.

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  • For Tereus dwelt in Daulia, a part of the region which is now called Phocis but in those days was inhabited by Thracians, and in that country Itys suffered at the hands of the women Procnè and Philomela.

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  • Daulis, part of what is now called Phocis, but which at that time was inhabited by Thracians.

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  • Tereus lived in Daulis, part of what is now called Phocis, but which at that time was inhabited by Thracians.


  • For otherwise men will account lightly of me both in Argos and in Phocis, which is my own land, thinking that I betrayed thee or basely slew thee, that I might have thy kingdom, marrying thy sister, who shall inherit it in thy stead.

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  • Tereus lived in Daulis, part of what is now called Phocis, but which at that time was inhabited by

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  • Sgina to that country which is now called Phocis, and obtained the government of that part of the continent, lafcus contraded a great friendfliip with him, and gave him things fuitable to his dignity, and a ftone feal fet in gold.

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  • Delphi lay high on the slopes of Mount Parnassus in the region of Phocis in central Greece.

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  • Soon the dispute erupted into a bitter conflict known as the Sacred War between the people of Phocis and their allies from elsewhere in Greece—including Athens—and the council members, most notably Thebes.

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  • Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's son, Orestes, was taken out of the country and put under the care of the king of Phocis, where he became friends with the king's son Pylades.

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