an ancient city in E Greece, in Boeotia: victory of Philip of Macedon over the Athenians, Thebans, and their allies, 338 b.c. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chaeronea

Historical Examples of chaeronea

  • Demosthenes, my hero-coward, how nimble were thy heels at Chaeronea!


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • Sextus of Chaeronea, a Stoic philosopher, nephew of Plutarch.


    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.

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012