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- a region in northern Greece, south of Macedonia
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+ Thessalian , Thessalians
joins the Macedonian army in Thessaly, but he is killed in a battle
terus brings another Macedonian army to join Antipater in Thessaly
The Macedonians defeat the Greek army near Crannon in Thessaly
The Thessalians and other Greek states come to terms separately wit
The Aetolians invade Thessaly, but are forced out by Polyperchon.
The courtesan Lais is murdered in Thessaly.
The Thebans demand repayment of an old loan made to the Thessalians.
Demetrius invades Thessaly.
Demetrius gains control of Thessaly and Boeotia.
Demetrius drives Pyrrhus out of Thessaly.
_55.922, a decree of Cos offering thanks to the cities of Thessaly.
Pyrrhus attacks Demetrius' garrisons in Thessaly.
The Aetolians invade western Thessaly.
Antigonus drives the Aetolians out of Thessaly.
tolian arbitrators concerning the territory of Melitaea in Thessaly.
The Aetolians invade Thessaly.
The Romans invade Thessaly.
The Romans advance into Thessaly.
The Thessalians adopt new laws, and start electing annual magistrat
by Eunomus as leader of the Thessalians after only eight months in
Antiochus captures many Thessalian cities, but fails to captures
Philippus and the Romans capture numerous towns in Thessaly.
retains his position as leader of the Thessalians for another year
Syll_571, an Athenian decree in honour of Alexander of Thessaly.
ratus of Larissa is sent as Thessalian representative to the Pythia
draw his garrisons from Thessaly; Philippus begins to plan for anot
SEG_43.311, a report on the fortifications of Scotussa in Thessaly.
Embassies from Rhodes, Thessaly, and the Dardani appear before the
ocial unrest in Aetolia and Thessaly, and M.Marcellus addresses the
he, Cyretiae, Mylae, Elateia, Gonnus, and other cities in Thessaly
The Roman army reaches Thessaly without meeting any opposition
retires with his army from Thessaly to his winter quarters in Mace
Perseus captures more towns in Thessaly.
lippus crosses to Greece and takes command of the army in Thessaly
League votes to send an army to fight against Perseus in Thessaly
driscus is driven back from Thessaly by the Romans and their allies
praetor C.Mancinus, concerning Melitaea and Narthacium in Thessaly
BD_(2)81, a decision of the Thessalian League to send grain to Rome,
Mithridates' fleet is destroyed(?) off Thessaly.
Sulla takes his army to Thessaly for the winter.
us sends his troops into winter quarters in Thessaly and Macedonia
esar withdraws from Dyrrachium and marches inland towards Thessaly
decides to follow Caesar to Thessaly, instead of returning to Italy
Sex.Pompeius consults Thessalian witches.
, & E'1731 & Jason the Thessalian was inflamed towards
The inhabitants of Thessaly, of Illyria, and of Lemnos reg
mount Pierus in Thessaly there is a lake; it is not per
among whom are the people of Thessaly. And people call
ings touching Aleuas the Thessalian,says that a snake was
rate at Crannon in Thessaly a man who had married a beauti
rneid, kill it. In Thessaly a man about to marry, when off
unburied we lie on this Thessalian hillock, the thirty
hecratidas, the ruler of Thessaly, dedicated me in honour
serving-man's Babes, a Thessalian, from Crete, of Magnes
blame to you, my country Thessaly, breeder of horses, for
tell Achilles that all Thessaly is subject to the sons
thousand men on this mound in Thessaly. & &The King's ret
} & On Protesilaus O Thessalian Protesilaus, long ages
from his bones by the Thessalian horses of Achilles tha
tunate Salamis, and some Thessaly, mother of the Lapiths,
be admiral, Medius of Thessaly to be leader of the merc
and also at Larissa in Thessaly, and who subsequently
ppointed Thrasydaeus the Thessalian tyrant over all those
avour. So that the Thessalians did well who razed the city
race, and not from the Thessalian Tricca, as some have
one of the Penestae in Thessaly,  and as he had gre
ilippus knowing that the Thessalians were an intemperate
spect of the Helots, the Thessalians in the case of the
acedaemonians and of the Thessalian Penestae, says, "The
ns, the Boeotians or the Thessalians, he said, "The Eleans
left to right, while the Thessalian pledges in large cups to
use it for lekythos, the Thessalians, on the other hand, for
the feminine gender by the Thessalians. So, too, the epic
about the treachery of the Thessalian Menon, and that Menon was
speaking about the Thessalians, in his fourth book, he say
the Thebans themselves. And in Thessaly he loved horses and drove
iliate the nation of the Thessalians, he had children by
erefore I advise you, my Thessalian friend with the handso
urdered by some women in Thessaly, because she was beloved
ia, a dancing-woman from Thessaly, a golden crown of laure
introduced, and when the Thessalian dancing-women, as thei
ational customs; and the Thessalians (and these are they
ator, in his treatise on Thessaly and Haemonia, distinctly
rt, even to this day the Thessalians celebrate this as the
medy, which he says is a Thessalian invention, and that
habits in his treatise on the Thessalian Constitution.
on Words, says that the Thessalians and Rhodians both call the
But do you, you loquacious Thessalian, think, says he, that I
&  & Cleonicus of Thessaly, poor youth ! poor youth
Simonides was at Crannon in Thessaly, at an entertainment given by
settlers from Larissa in Thessaly, and had served as allie
ight hundred Bithynians, Thessalians and Acarnanians; six
of the Macedonians and Thessalians, [ p247 ] and then
leader of the army; but the Thessalians killed Memnon
of the (?) Macedonians, Thessalians, Syrians and Asians
said to have engulfed Thessaly, just as fire devastated
and the winner was Craxilas of Thessaly. 34th [644 B.C.]
[524 B.C.] - Menander of Thessaly, stadion race 65th [520
[460 B.C.] - Torymmas of Thessaly, stadion race The wrestl
rst winner was Hippocrates [of Thessaly]. 132nd [252 B.C.]
hilippus and Philinna of Thessaly, to be king after Alexan
of son of Agathocles, a Thessalian from Crannon who had
orn and brought up at Gonni in Thessaly. Antigonus reigned
The kings of the Thessalians: For a long time, the Thess
ion. Secondly, the Thessalians migrated there, from the
cross to Italy, and the Thessalians, when they had been
provinces: Macedonia, Thessaly, Achaea, two Epiruses,
four horses Pandion of Thessaly, in the horse-race Tlasi
fices. Not even in Thessalian Tricca would you attempt 30
to Deucalion, king of Thessaly, by whom, from this circ
fell suddenly on Thessaly (when it apprehended anything
marchus, the Thebans and Thessalians chose as general, not
arch he had exhorted the Thessalians to peace, reminding
rom a banquet, Medius, a Thessalian, proposing to renew
to trust nobody but the Thessalian and his brothers; and
Pelion, a mountain in Thessaly, and brought to that ver
ains of the Aenianes and Thessalians, who had joined him
down the Dardaians and Thessalians, when they were in
ius, the companion of Jason of Thessaly. King Pelias, wish
too, who was himself a Thessalian, and one of the captai
F 104 } & You have a Thessalian horse, Erasistratus,
rutus had occupied Thessaly with an army, but [Augustus]
other than Jason, tyrant of Thessaly, at that time the most
when he wished to bring Thessaly under the sway of Thebes
disturbed the sacrifice. In Thessaly the fleet of Mithridates
most of the population of Thessaly, although some were saved by
and asserted that the Thessalians were themselves centaurs because,
14 The Thebans and Thessalians did not hold a levy
other cities of Achaia and Thessaly pay tribute to him. Shortly
the entire forces of Epirus, Thessaly, and Macedonia to Italy. Here
arranged his affairs in Thessaly, Caesar went to Alexandria.
of bull-fighters from Thessaly, armed against the beast
representatives of the Thessalians, Aenianians, Aetolian
prosperous land you voyaged to Thessaly's cities and to the holy
and went to this city in Thessaly, where she was healed;
and Doris, Phthiotis, Thessaly, Magnesia, Macedonia and
of Boeotia from Attica to Thessaly and measures 150 miles, while
Pelasgic Argos, and Hellas, Thessaly and Dryopis, always taking
an offshoot from Magnesia in Thessaly; it is 15 miles
Imbros, Thasos, Cassandria, Thessaly, Macedonia, Larisa, Amphipolis,
a hippo-centaur was born in Thessaly and died the same day;
on horseback by the Thessalians called Centaurs, who dwelt
by rabbits and one in Thessaly by moles, and that a
is a device of the Thessalian race to kill bulls by
happen in Lake Sicandrus in Thessaly. The bite of the shrewmouse
at . . . in Thessaly where his works have remained
removes pimples. The kind from Thessaly is most esteemed, but it
manner, but to the people of Thessaly. Besides this dis
and accompanied him as far as Thessaly. When they came
master of Macedonia and Thessaly, and as he had great par
Pyrrhus had overrun all Thessaly, and was advanced as far
lic maintenance; and the Thessalians, because when they
Jason, monarch of Thessaly, was at Thebes as their confed
army of the Greeks in Thessaly likewise defeated Antipa
rne made war against the Thessalians, Thessalus used a cle
Str_1.11'16] 13 & The Thessalians were drawn up on the
iver in his retreat from Thessaly, because the enemy were
ved to Crannon a city of Thessaly, where he supported hims
her by a river's side in Thessaly, they agreed to end the
ted forces of Thebes and Thessaly, Philomelus promised tha
plan to attack a city in Thessaly, without communicating
ions. Jason the Thessalian was being pressed by his men
Jason, he invited the Thessalian chiefs to an entertain
They struck the Thessalians with such a panic, that som
in the city, that the Thessalians had invaded Phocis,
Samos.  Alexander the Thessalian. Alexander the
nus of Boeotia, Menon of Thessaly, Agis of Arcadia, and
aped from Plataea, and came to Thessaly. When the Thessali
sar and Pompeius were in Thessaly, the latter, who was wel
of the expedition to a Thessalian priestess of Hecate
settled themselves in Thessaly, and his army was prepar
The Phocians and Thessalians fought a war with such anim
Indians Maia ; among the Thessalians moon ; among the Pers
Pella and Amphictyon, Thessalians & and of the Thracian
with himself Medius, a Thessalian, a friend of Alexander
back to Macedonia and also the Thessalians who are in the
(c. 294-288) ne, common to all the Thessalians], after inscrib
(140-130) the general of the Thessalians was Pausanias of Phe
(c. 280) wn] the gratitude of Thessalians at the Olympic fes
(173) Philus, Macedonian; Democratides, Thessalian, both being men
(late 4th cent.) 5 Pandaros of Thessaly, with marks on his forehead.
(278/7) ing as hieromnemones: Thessalians : Hippodamas,
(256/5 or 254/3) otimides ; Eraton of Thessaly, the son of Philon ;
(soon after 235/4) ara Zoïlos of Thessaly Agathon of Lykia Xen
(229/8) ndros of Skotoussa in Thessaly, the son of Nikostra
(190) temple, and if the Thessalians or some others send
(184/3) stratos of Larissa in Thessaly, who was sent by the
(178) sion son of Euangelos Thessalians: Hippolochos of L
(soon after 178) os was general of the Thessalians for the second t
(171/0) rrhaibians [and the Thessalians and the Aetolians f
(c. 161/0) general of the Thessalians, [in the month of Iton
(c. 140) pos, was general of the Thessalians, and Kriton son
(c. 117) Thessalians : the general [Amyneas] of
} & The daughters of Thessaly sheared their yellow loc
17 } & These cows are Thessalian, and by the gates of
(263-236) ; Agathon of Larisa in Thessaly the son of Agathokl
(c. 276) and many came from rich Thessaly, among which was also numbered
(145-137) month, Thyos as the Thessalians reckon, while the s
(c. 188/7) kodromos of Larisa in Thessaly, the son of Naustrat
(c. 160/59) was possibly Metropolis in Thessaly. [The] tagoi an
(c. 130) issued by Lamia in Thessaly, a region that was famo
(168) henagoras of Larisa in Thessaly, the son of Strachy
in Crannon, a city of Thessaly, news was brought to him
Pyrrhus, and heard Cineas the Thessalian telling the king of a
O Admetus, cruel king of Thessaly, and by a great judge
not that dispatched Jason of Thessaly, when he was preparing to
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