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“Thespeia:—A city of Boeotia.. It is also written with a long iota; it is short in Corinna, and in the Epitaph of those who were slain by the Persians; it was written by Philiades of Megara:

The men who once lived beneath the forehead of Helicon, their courage is now the boast of the spacious land of Thespiae.1

Stephanus of Byzantium Lexicon

1 prob. put up at Thermopylae after the time of Herodotus; cf. Eust. 266. 11 ( τὸ κατὰ Βοιωτοὺς ἐπίγραμμα ), A.P. App. 94

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