[ ih-ree-tree-uh ]
/ ɪˈri tri ə /
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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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Words nearby Eretria
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How to use Eretria in a sentence
Similarly constructed places of sepulture have been found at Eretria and elsewhere in Greece.
Eretria was the birthplace of the tragedian Achaeus and of the “Megarian” philosopher Menedemus.
Menede'mos of Eretria, in Eubae'a, was called "Bull" from the bull-like breadth and gravity of his face.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
It existed for a very short time and was then transferred by Menedemus to Eretria, where it became known as the Eretrian school.
After this he turned his attention to Eretria and Athens, taking his army across the straits in vessels.
British Dictionary definitions for Eretria
/ (ɪˈrɛtrɪə) /
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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