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Its history begins at least 8.000 years ago. A fact that many Neolithic
findings and remnant cottages proving after discover, together with many other
similar finds. It was also Pelasgiotida’s
capital city and met a great economical blossom till 344 B.C., the year that Larissa
has fallen under the Macedonian leaders occupation. In the year 197 B.C., has
been conquered by the Romans and faced also with them a great new acme in culture
and economic prosperity at August’s season. In the Christianized years,
Larissa referred to be as one important administrative military center and the
metropolis location with its Cathedral church under the same name (St Achilles
of Larissa Archbishop), also with its bishop’s palace. Till the year 1423
the town usually receives the Goths, Bissigoths, Bulgarians and Catalonians raids.
By the year 1423 Larissa being under the Ottoman domination, changes its name
to "Yeni Sehir" (New Town). The town has finally liberated on 30, of
August 1881 and joined the rest free Greek areas.
This text (extract) is cited August 2003 from the Prefecture
of Larissa tourist pamphlet.
Battle of Kynos Kefalai, 197 BC
There is a place called Cynoscephalae, near which Titus Quintius and the Romans, along with the Aetolians, in a great battle conquered Philip the son of Demetrius, king of the Macedonians (Strabo, 9,5,20).
- Perseus: Pausanias, Description of Greece, Achaia
- Perseus: Strabo, Geography
Battle of Cynocephalae, 197 BC
Catastrophes of the place
By Alexander of Pherai
It was allied to Pherai, but its inhabitants were killed or sold into slavery by Alexander of Pherai in the course of his struggle with the Thessalian League (Plut. Pel. 29).
City of Thessalia.
Larissa was the leading city of Thessalia
in the Vth and IVth centuries B. C. Thucydides, in his Histories, II, 22, 3, mentions
it first among the Thessalian cities that sent troops to help Athens
against Sparta in 431, at
the beginning of the Peloponnesian war, and gives the name of two generals from
Larissa, one from each of the two leading factions.
Larisa was the home of several leading Thessalian families, first
among them, the Aleuadae, offspring of Aleuas, whose leaders at the time of the
Persian wars were three brothers, Thorax, Eurypylus and Thrasydaeus, who sided
with Xerxes. Another leader of the Aleuadae toward the end of the Vth century
B. C. was Aristippus, shown by Xenophon (Anabasis, I, 1, 10) as host of Cyrus
the Younger, who helped him against rival Thessalian factions. Larissa was indeed
the birthplace of Meno, who thus became, along with Xenophon and a few others,
one of the generals leading several thousands Greeks from various places, in the
ill-fated expedition of 404 meant to help Cyrus the Younger, son of Darius II,
king of Persia, overthrow
his elder brother Artaxerxes II and take over the throne of Persia.
Bernard Suzanne (page last updated 1998), ed.
This extract is cited July 2003 from the Plato and his dialogues URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks.
Ottoman period (1453-1821)
Histiaeans - Histiaeotis
Histiaeotis in Thessaly was also named after the Histiaeans who were carried off from here into the mainland by the Perrhaebians.
- Perseus: Strabo, Geography