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  1. (in ancient geography) a town in SE Thessaly: the home of Admetus and Alcestis.
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Examples from the Web for pherae

Historical Examples

  • In what state of mind do we fancy Alexander of Pherae lived?

    De Officiis

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Thebe, daughter of Jason and wife of Alexander of Pherae, ii, 25.

    De Officiis

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • The same dislike would be roused by the Athenian alliance with Alexander of Pherae (368-367).

  • Pelopidas, treacherously made prisoner by Alexander of Pherae, is rescued by Epaminondas.

  • Romans were encamped near Thebes, started with his whole force from Larisa in the direction of Pherae.