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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK IX., CHAPTER II. (search)
situated a little
above the sea-coast on the confines of the Thespienses, and
the territory of Coroneia; on the south it lies at the foot of
Cithæron. It has an arsenal in a rocky situation abounding
with doves, whence the poet terms it
Thisbe, with its flights of doves.
Thence to Sicyon is a voyage of 160 stadia.
He next recites the names of Coroneia, Haliartus, Pla-
tææ, and Glissas.
CoroneiaIt was here that the Athenians under Tolmides were defeated by the
Bœotians in B. C. 447; in consequence of which defeat the Athenians lost
the sovereignty which they had for some years exercised over Bœotia.
The plain of Coroneia was also the scene of the victory gained by Agesilaus over the Thebans and their allies in B. C. 394. is situated upon an eminence, near Helicon. The
Bœotians took possession of it on their return from the Thessalian Arne, after the Trojan war, when they also occupied
Orchomenus. Having become masters of Coroneia, they built
in the plain before the<