A city of Euboea. It joined its neighbour Chalcis in trade in Syria, and colonizing in Italy, Sicily, and the north Aegean. In the late 8th cent. they fought over the Lelantine plain. Aristagoras of Miletus obtained its help for the Ionian Revolt against Persia, and in the avenging expedition sent by Darius the city was besieged and burnt. Eretria was in the Delian League, revolted in 446, but was recovered. In 411 it revolted again, with the rest of Euboea.
Subjects: Classical Studies — Architecture.