Origin of Boeotian
Examples from the Web for boeotian
This was a certain Apollonides there present, who spoke in the Boeotian dialect.Anabasis|Xenophon
This city had long been hated by Thebes as a deserter from her own league; it alone of Boeotian towns had not joined the Persians.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
This was a brigade of their Boeotian allies, which was posted low down the slope of Epipolae, outside the city walls.
The Thebans, again, were afraid of being compelled to let the Boeotian states go free.Hellenica|Xenophon
Very true, said Cebes, laughing gently and speaking in his native Boeotian.Phaedo|Plato
1590s, "ignorant, dull," from Boeotia, district around Thebes in ancient Greece (said to have been so called for its cattle pastures; Greek bous = "ox"), whose inhabitants were characterized as proverbially dull and countrified by their neighbors, the Athenians. The Boeotians presumably held reciprocal opinions, but their great writers, Plutarch and Pindar, though patriots, are full of praise for Athenian deeds and institutions.
Though his aim was to vindicate Boeotia, [Pindar] has probably done her a disservice, in that he has helped to immortalise the scurrilous proverb Βοιωτία ύς, which he wished to confute. ... If left to itself, the slander might have passed into oblivion long ago. [W. Rhys Roberts, "The Ancient Boeotians," 1895]