What is Thessaly?

  • (noun): A fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece.
    Synonyms: Thessalia


Thessaly (Greek: Θεσσαλία, Thessalía — Thessalian: Πετθαλία, Petthalia) is a traditional geographical region and an administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Before the Greek Dark Ages, Thessaly was known as Aeolia, and appears thus in Homer's Odyssey.

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... ancient Greek people who lived in northern Thessaly ... they were overshadowed and controlled by Thessaly, although they had two votes at the Delphic Amphictyony ... Philip II of Macedon freed the Perrhaebi from Thessaly and took their kingdom for Macedonian control, under which it remained until Roman conquest in 196 ...
Anna Philanthropene - Family
... Manuel Angelos Philanthropenos, Caesar of the Byzantine Empire and ruler of Thessaly from c ... Thessaly was conquered by Bayezid I of the Ottoman Empire in 1394 ... He was governor of Thessaly from c ...
Thessaly - Mythology
... visits the kingdom of Aeolus, and this is the old name for Thessaly ... The Plain of Thessaly, which lies between Mount Oeta/Othrys and Mount Olympus, is the site of the battle between the Titans and the Olympians ...
Ancient Thessalians - History
... Thessaly was home to an extensive Neolithic culture around 5000–2500 BC (See Cardium Pottery, Dimini and Sesklo) ... In mythology, Thessaly was homeland of the heroes Achilles and Jason, as well of mythological creatures and peoples, Centaurs, Lapiths, Phlegyans and Myrmidons ... Ancient tribes in Thessaly mentioned by Homer or other poets were Aeolians, Magnetes, Perrhaebi and Pelasgians ...
History Of Thessaly - Middle Ages - Political History
... Thessaly remained as a part of the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire ... In 395–397, as most of Greece, Thessaly was occupied by the Visigoths under Alaric, until they were driven out by Stilicho. 1268 Thessaly became the holding of a distinct, illegitimate, branch of the family, under John I Doukas ...