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Thessaly



Introduction of Thessaly
Region of N central Greece, S of Macedonia,between Epirus and the Aegean Sea. Largely hemmedin by mountains, including the Pindus Mountains on the W, it was the site of prehistoric civilizations and was settled by Thessalians before 1000 b.c. Its chiefcities—Larissa, Crannon, and Pherae—were ruledas oligarchies and exercised considerable power in thesixth century b.c. thanks to their control of theAmphictyonic League. Thessaly declined but wasunited again under Jason, the tyrant of Pherae, in 374b.c. Conquered by Philip II of Macedon in 344 b.c.,it was included in the Roman province of Macedon in148 b.c. During the Middle Ages Thessaly had a largeRomanian population, and the region was part of theOttoman Empire from 1355 to 1881.Region of N central Greece, S of Macedonia,between Epirus and the Aegean Sea. Largely hemmedin by mountains, including the Pindus Mountains on the W, it was the site of prehistoric civilizations and was settled by Thessalians before 1000 b.c. Its chiefcities—Larissa, Crannon, and Pherae—were ruledas oligarchies and exercised considerable power in thesixth century b.c. thanks to their control of theAmphictyonic League. Thessaly declined but wasunited again under Jason, the tyrant of Pherae, in 374b.c. Conquered by Philip II of Macedon in 344 b.c.,it was included in the Roman province of Macedon in148 b.c. During the Middle Ages Thessaly had a largeRomanian population, and the region was part of theOttoman Empire from 1355 to 1881.

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