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
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
has phonological features found in Doric dialects (Buck, pp.
Hence the translator mistakes satire for a genuine tragedy, albeit a Boeotian
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
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.