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[ker-uh-nee-uh] /ˌkɛr əˈni ə/
an ancient city in E Greece, in Boeotia: victory of Philip of Macedon over the Athenians, Thebans, and their allies, 338 b.c. Unabridged
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  • Demosthenes, my hero-coward, how nimble were thy heels at Chaeronea!

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Sextus of Chaeronea, a Stoic philosopher, nephew of Plutarch.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • Since the battle of Chaeronea, this citadel had been held by a Macedonian garrison.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • The battle of Orchomenus, against Archelaus, was a repetition of Chaeronea.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • This measure, he said, was not drawn up by any orator, but by the battle of Chaeronea.

    On the Sublime Longinus
  • He was an active member of the little community of Chaeronea, being archon of that town.

  • This Thermodon, they say, is a little rivulet here in our country in Chaeronea, running into the Cephisus.

  • At the age of 18 by his skill and courage he greatly assisted Philip in gaining the battle of Chaeronea.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • Externally, it is divided into the chapter which precedes and the chapter which follows Chaeronea.

  • This civilization extended from northern edge of Thessaly as far south as Chaeronea.

British Dictionary definitions for Chaeronea


an ancient Greek town in W Boeotia: site of the victory of Philip of Macedon over the Athenians and Thebans (338 bc) and of Sulla over Mithridates (86 bc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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