Duchy of Athens and Thebes


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  • Duchy of Athens — Δουκᾶτον Ἀθηνῶν Vassal state* ← …   Wikipedia

  • Thebes —    Metropolis (q.v.) and chief city of Boeotia in central Greece (qq.v.). Its fortifications deterred Alaric s Visigoths (qq.v.) in 396, but greater security was provided by its incorporation into the theme of Hellas (qq.v.) in the late seventh… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Athens —    Celebrated ancient city on the plain of Attica in east central Greece (q.v.). It declined in the Byzantine era, beginning in 267 with a raid of barbarian Heruls that did great damage to the city. More damage occurred when Alaric (q.v.)… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • History of Athens — The Acropolis of Athens by Leo von Klenze Athens is one of the oldest named cities in the world, having been continuously inhabited for at least 7000 years. Situated in southern Europe, Athens became the leading city of Ancient Greece in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman and Byzantine Greece — Roman GreeceThe Greek peninsula became a Roman protectorate in 146 BC, and the Aegean islands were added to this territory in 133. Athens and other Greek cities revolted in 88, and the peninsula was crushed by the Roman general Sulla. The Roman… …   Wikipedia

  • Othon de la Roche —    French duke of Athens and Thebes (qq.v.) from 1205 1225. He was a young Burgundian knight who was granted Athens and Thebes by Boniface of Montferrat (q.v.). When he retired to his native Burgundy in 1225, he left his domain to his nephew Guy… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Chronology —    Before the ninth century there were considerable differences in the chronologies used for the writing of history and chronicles (qq.v.). Some pre ninth century chronologies started with dates of regional significance, such as the beginning… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Boeotia —    Region of central Greece (q.v.) northwest of Athens (q.v.). It borders the Gulf of Corinth (q.v.) on its southwest, and the Strait of Europos on its east northeast. Its metropolis was Thebes (qq.v.). The history of Byzantine Boeotia is closely …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Byzantine Empire — the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the Western Empire in A.D. 476. Cap.: Constantinople. * * * Empire, southeastern and southern Europe and western Asia. It began as the city of Byzantium, which had grown from an ancient Greek colony… …   Universalium

  • Catalan Grand Company —    Soldier company of Spanish mercenaries hired by Andronikos II (q.v.). They were supposed to halt the Ottoman (q.v.) expansion in what little was left of Byzantine Asia Minor (q.v.); instead, they wreaked havoc on Byzantine territories from… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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