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Catalan Company and the Battle of Halmyros (1311)

      Catalan Company and the Battle of Halmyros (1311) - to be assigned Καταλανική Εταιρεία και μάχη του Αλμυρού (1311) (8/4/2011 v.1)


Catalans in Boeotia (1311-1380)

      Catalans in Boeotia (1311-1380) (24/9/2010 v.1) Καταλανοί στη Βοιωτία (1311-1380) (24/9/2010 v.1)

Between 1311 and 1379 a well-organized army of approximately 6.5 thousand Catalans and Aragonians mercenaries, known in the bibliography as the Catalan Company, conquered and ruled Eastern Mainland Greece, including Boeotia. This region was wrested from the la Roche, the Frankish rulers of the Duchy of Athens and Thebes, following the Catalans' glorious and unexpected victory in the Battle of Halmyros at Magnesia in March 1311.



Cave of Sarakenos

      Cave of Sarakenos (4/10/2010 v.1) Σπήλαιο Σαρακηνού (4/10/2010 v.1)

The cave of Sarakenos is the most important among the hundreds of small and larger caves and rock shelters found in the area of Copais. It was not affected by the fluctuations of the now reclaimed lake, for it is situated at an altitude of 190 m, 100 m above the modern plain of Copais. It is a large cave, extending over 3,000 m2 with a sizeable, luminous entrance and could have been used as a dwelling, storage area, burial ground and so forth. It was initially excavated by Th. Spylopoulos;...




      Chaeronea - to be assigned Χαιρώνεια (4/10/2010 v.1)

Chaeronea is situated in western Boeotia and in Antiquity it shared borders with Orchomenus, to the south with Lebadea and to the west with Panopeas, a Phocian city. The city is mainly known because of the famous battle of 338 BC, whose outcome established Macedonian hegemony over Greece, as well as for its prolific author, Plutarch.


Chaeronea (Antiquity)

      Chaeronea (Antiquity) - to be assigned Χαιρώνεια (Αρχαιότητα) (4/10/2010 v.1)


Christos Davelis and Ioannis Megas

      Christos Davelis and Ioannis Megas - to be assigned Χρήστος Νταβέλης και Ιωάννης Μέγας - to be assigned


Church of Boeotia in the Byzantine period

      Church of Boeotia in the Byzantine period (23/9/2010 v.1) Εκκλησία της Βοιωτίας κατά τη Βυζαντινή περίοδο (23/9/2010 v.1)

The Church of Boeotia showed a dynamic evolution from the beginnings of the 1st century A.D. and during the entire Byzantine period. Many bishops’ names survive already from the early Christian period, whereas tens of churches were founded. Local church was powerful enough during the middle Byzantine period and remained flourishing until the Latin conquest in 1204, when it was put under the jurisdiction of a Latin archbishop.



Church of the Dormition of the Virgin (Skripou Monastery) in Orchomenos

      Church of the Dormition of the Virgin (Skripou Monastery) in Orchomenos - to be assigned Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου (Σκριπού) στον Ορχομενό (29/9/2010 v.1)


Church of “Christ” (Transfiguration of Christ) in Askra

      Church of “Christ” (Transfiguration of Christ) in Askra (29/9/2010 v.1) Ναός «του Χριστού» (Μεταμορφώσεως) στην Άσκρη (29/9/2010 v.1)

The Church of the Transfiguration or Church of Christ is lying to the northwest of modern village Askri or Panagia, a few meters off the northeast limits of the officially declared archaeological area of the Valley of the Muses. The dating goes back to the Middle Byzantine times and belongs to the transitional cross-in-square domed church. The monument, for which no historical evidence survives, was restored under the supervision of the competent authorities of the Ministry of Culture in the...



Coinage from Byzantine Boeotia

      Coinage from Byzantine Boeotia - to be assigned Νομίσματα από τη βυζαντινή Βοιωτία (23/9/2010 v.1)


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A philosopher and biographer of the end of the first ...