Definition of Chaeronea

1. Noun. A battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 BC).

Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

Definition of Chaeronea

1. Proper noun. A village in Boeotia, Greece. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaeronea

Chad Basin
Chaddock reflex
Chaddock sign
Chadian franc
Chadic language
Chaenomeles japonica
Chaenomeles speciosa
Chaenopsis ocellata
Chaetodipterus faber
Chagas' disease
Chagas-Cruz disease
Chagas disease
Chagres virus

Literary usage of Chaeronea

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1. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"chaeronea and the Congress of Corinth. — In 338 BC Philip threw off the mask and invaded Greece. Athens and Thebes combined against him, — to be hopelessly ..."

2. A History of the Ancient World by George Willis Botsford (1911)
"The Battle of chaeronea (338 BC). — In the years of peace which followed, Philip was busily winning friends among the Greeks; it was his aim to bring Hellas ..."

3. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"BATTLE OF chaeronea Philip had no longer the slightest prospect of realising the hope, which he had cherished both before and after the Peace of Philo- ..."

4. Pausanias, and Other Greek Sketches by James George Frazer (1900)
"THE PLAIN OF chaeronea.— The plain of chaeronea—one of the largest plains in Greece—stretches in an unbroken sweep from the foot of Mount Parnassus eastward ..."

5. The History of Thucydides by Thucydides (1829)
"... exiles 5 had a principal hand, and were hiring mercenary auxiliaries from Peloponnesus.6 Now chaeronea is the last town of ..."

6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"They stood the test at chaeronea, where the sacred troops of the Thebans were defeated, and the Athenians, also in the last fight for their freedom, ..."

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