Boeotarch (Role, Concept)

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Preferred Label
Boeotarch (en), Βοιωτάρχης (el), Beotarca (it), Béotarque (fr), Boiotarch (de)
Alternate Label
Böotarch (de)
Alternate Label
Boiotarch (en)


Boeotarch was the title of the chief officers of the Boeotian Confederacy. The function of the Boeotarchs were roughly equivalent to that of the Athenian strategos, acting as both political leaders and generals in battle. The most famous individuals to hold the office were Epaminondas and Pelopidas, who led Thebes to hegemonic status over Greece in the middle of the 4th century BC.

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