Definition: Boeotia was a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. The most important city of ancient Boeotia was Thebes, the city of Cadmus. Other important cities were Orchomenus, Plataea, and Thespiae, the last of which featured in the Battle of Thermopylae in the Persian Wars. To the south, Boeotia was bounded by on Attica and Megaris. To the north, Boeotia was bounded by Eastern or Opuntian Locris. Phocis was to Boeotia's west. The Athenians considered the Boeotians rural boors.
Examples:Pindar and Plutarch were famous Greek writers who came from Boeotia.