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a district of ancient Greece to the northwest of Athens

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In the s-of dialects such as Boeotian, we would have to presume that a parallel but evidently independent shift occurred in that dialect's prehistory.
In Elam, there were many Boeotians who had been driven from their homes during the campaign of Xerxes against Greece.
In the midst of devastating war, the Athenians decided to turn and defeat Sparta's Boeotian allies to the north.
vulgo dicimus 'bot' pro 'Boeoto,'" he notes in an adage entitled "A Boeotian pig" (no.
48) Women seem to have held neighbourhood parties in honour of other deities as well: for example, in Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the women's chorus lament that their neighbours cannot provide Boeotian eel for a private celebration (which Henderson calls a `neighbourhood picnic'(49)) in honour of Hecate (700-3).
A certain Melanthos, a legendary ancestor of Solon (and hence of Plato), putting himself forward as the Athenian champion in the single combat that would decide the war, devised a ruse which enabled him to defeat and kill the Boeotian champion.
Boeotian has phonological features found in Doric dialects (Buck, pp.
She confides, "I know the importance of symbolism and the value of making the right gestures"--a rare truth in this repetitive, fuddled, Boeotian and dispiriting autobiography.
Such a Boeotian rule of the duchess and a recreative contest with Fra Pandolf (who is no Michelangelo, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Moroni, Bronzino, or Bastianino)(5) are spoiled, nonetheless.
In German as well as in English, the invective Bootier or Boeotian (from the ancient Greek area northwest of Athens) denotes someone who is uncivilized, uncouth, indolent, or, exactly, "stupid" (dumm); and Brecht, the pupil of an old-fashioned Bavarian Realgymnasium, was doubtless aware of this figurative meaning.
The Greeks of Naucratis and Memphis,(85) and the Boeotian community Alexander the Great discovered near Babylon,(86) are the best-known examples (non-Greek examples are, significantly, harder to find).
Davis, notes that even before the Amores, in Propertius' Elegies, "a woman arousing her lover by her lyre playing is assimilated to the Boeotian poetess Corinna.
Actaeon In Greek mythology, son of the god Aristaeus and Autonoe (daughter of Cadmus, the founder of Thebes in Boeotia); he was a Boeotian hero and hunter.
Except in the matter of style; for the older generation accustomed to the courtesies of courtship are shocked by the Boeotian basics of the youngest generation.