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The Seacoast of Boeotia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2308  Wednesday, 29 December 1999.

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Monday, 27 Dec 1999 00:47:19 -0500
Subject:        The Seacoast of Boeotia

The notion that anyone with the vaguest knowledge of European geography
and history would place Bohemia in the Hellenic world, and give Bohemia
a seacoast and a king with a typical Greek name is ridiculous.  I
speculate therefore that WS, or the compositor, confused Bohemia with
some Hellenic country, most probably Boeotia.  Boeotia was a city state
(and a confederation of city states) which was at its height when
Syracuse was the second most influential city in the Hellenic world, and
dominated all of Sicily.

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