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[dih-mee-tree-uh s]
  1. an ancient city in NE Greece, in Thessaly.
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Historical Examples

  • Demetrias was founded by Demetrius Poliorcetes, who called it after his own name.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)


  • In this manner Demetrias fell into the hands of the Aetolians.

  • He changed the name as well as the situation of the city, and instead of Sikyon named it Demetrias.

  • Thus they withdrew from Melibœa, and Euphranor, having raised the siege of one city, marched instantly to Demetrias.

  • He then marched back to Scotussa, and leaving there the main army, retired to Demetrias with the royal guards.