- an ancient city in Greece, on the W coast of the island of Euboea: destroyed by the Persians in 490 B.C.
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There was also a white earth of Eretria and the annularian white.Museum of Antiquity
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Eretria,575 formerly, had the names of Melaneïs and Arotria.
Pair of ear-rings, of gold, with filigree and enamel, from Eretria.
A signal also was raised in Eretria to give them notice in Oropus when to put to sea.The History of the Peloponnesian War
Why, on this showing, has he suffered Eretria and Carystus to be taken?History of Rome, Vol III
- an ancient city in Greece, on the S coast of Euboea: founded as an Ionian colony; destroyed by the Persians in 490 bc following which it never regained its former significance
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