Definition of Thessaly
1. Noun. A fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece.
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Cynoscephalae, Cynoscephalae
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Terms within: Cynoscephalae
Definition of Thessaly
1. Proper noun. A region in north-central Greece; one of its 13 periferies. It contains the prefectures of Karditsa, Larissa, Magnesia and Trikala. ¹
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Literary usage of Thessaly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"thessaly. His soldiers, discouraged and even mutinous, wou^ hardly consent to remain under his standard. By great pains, and animated exhortation, ..."
2. Greece: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1894)
"thessaly is almost the only province in Greece in which large estates are found ... The only other outlet which thessaly has towards the sea is the slight ..."
3. Elements of Geography, Ancient and Modern: With an Atlas by Joseph Emerson Worcester (1828)
"In the plains of thessaly many horses were bred, and the inhabitants being skilful ... On the west side of thessaly was Pindus. In the NE. part was Olympus, ..."
4. A History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1849)
"Pherae had not taken any part in the Sacred War with the rest of thessaly, perhaps had already entered into alliance with the Phocians; ..."
5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"He probably entered thessaly by one of the western passes, as this was the direction which Antipater had taken. When they had joined their forces, ..."
6. The History of Greece from Its Commencement to the Close of the Independence by Adolf Holm (1894)
"Still of the northern countries thessaly was the only one of importance at that time for Greek ... thessaly may be generally described as the country of the ..."