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Saint-Omer family

      Saint-Omer family - to be assigned Οικογένεια Σεντ Ομέρ (30/9/2010 v.1)


Sanctuaries of Apollo and hero Ptoios

      Sanctuaries of Apollo and hero Ptoios (4/10/2010 v.1) Ιερά του Απόλλωνα και του ήρωα Πτώου (4/10/2010 v.1)

The sanctuaries of Apollo Ptoos and Hero Ptoos are situated east of Acraephnium. The sanctuary of Apollo was an important oracle of Boeotia, and had its heyday in the Archaic period. The kouros statues stand out among the rich votive offerings from this period, and the festival of Ptoia was famed, with contests held until the 3rd cent. AD. From the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods, Hero Ptoos was venerated in the nearby sanctuary.



Sarakatsani in Boeotia

      Sarakatsani in Boeotia  - to be assigned Σαρακατσάνοι στη Βοιωτία (24/9/2010 v.1)



      Schimatari (4/10/2010 v.1) Σχηματάρι (4/10/2010 v.1)

Summary presentation of the history and character of the area of Schimatari from Antiquity to today.



Settlement of Asia Minor Refugees in Boeotia

      Settlement of Asia Minor Refugees in Boeotia - to be assigned Εγκατάσταση Μικρασιατών προσφύγων στη Βοιωτία (24/9/2010 v.1)


Settlements in Medieval and Ottoman Boeotia

      Settlements in Medieval and Ottoman Boeotia (8/4/2011 v.1) Οικιστική εξέλιξη στη Βοιωτία των Μέσων και Οθωμανικών χρόνων (8/4/2011 v.1)

The population growth in Boeotia through the Middle Byzantine and Frankish eras, to the 13th century, remained largely within the ancient settlement network. The 14th and early 15th centuries AD appear to have been a disastrous time for Boeotian settlements, with the large scale abandonment of most of the countryside, and a nucleation of population into the two regional towns of Thebes and Livadheia and a limited number of large villages. The florescence of Boeotian populations and economy...



Silk production and trade in late Medieval and Ottoman Boeotia

      Silk production and trade in late Medieval and Ottoman Boeotia (29/9/2010 v.1) Παραγωγή και εμπόριο μεταξιού στη Βοιωτία του Ύστερου Μεσαίωνα και των Οθωμανικών χρόνων (29/9/2010 v.1)

Silk, one of the most important products in the Byzantine world, comprised a commodity not only in use within the Empire but also an item widely traded and a valued article of diplomatic gift exchange. It is widely assumed that the major source of the Boeotian region's wealth was silk, and that the Venetian merchants established themselves in Thebes because of Boeotian silk. In the Ottoman period, from the fifteenth century onwards, the production of silk cloth continued, without, however, the...



Simone Atumano

      Simone Atumano (30/9/2010 v.1) Σίμων Ατουμάνος (30/9/2010 v.1)

Simone Atumano, also known as "calogerus Grecus" (Greek monk), was born in the early 14th century in Constantinople and died between the years 1383 and 1387. He was archbishop of the Latin Church of Thebes from 1366 until his death. He was also an important scholar of his era, translating works of ancient classical authors. From his position as Latin archbishop he supported the Greeks against the Catalan authorities.



Slavic invasions and settlements in Boeotia

      Slavic invasions and settlements in Boeotia (24/9/2010 v.1) Σλαβικές επιδρομές και εγκαταστάσεις στη Βοιωτία (24/9/2010 v.1)

The Slavic invasions in the late 6th century are commonly viewed as the cause of countryside devastation and collapse of urban life in Boeotia. The Early Byzantine period (7th-9th c.) is often designated as the Dark Ages, while the revival is generally regarded as beginning in the mid-9th century. Recent historical and archaeological research in Boeotia refined both the chronological divisions and the perceptions of the period in question. The reorganisation of the Εmpire into military...



Sources on Byzantine Boeotia

      Sources on Byzantine Boeotia - to be assigned Πηγές για τη βυζαντινή Βοιωτία (24/9/2010 v.1)


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