Demetrias (Ancient Greek: Δημητριάς) was an ancient Greek city in Magnesia (east central Greece), near the modern city of Volos. It was founded by Demetrius Poliorcetes, and became the favourite residence of the kings of Macedon. Under Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (ruled 306–337) it became a Christian episcopal see and is now a titular see of the Catholic Church. The Catalan Company sacked the town in 1310 and kept it until 1381 at least, but from 1333 on, it began to be abandoned for neighbouring Volos. It was finally captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1393.

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  • Demetrias (Ancient Greek: Δημητριάς) was an ancient Greek city in Magnesia (east central Greece), near the modern city of Volos. It was founded by Demetrius Poliorcetes, and became the favourite residence of the kings of Macedon. In 196 B.C., the Romans, victorious in the battle of Cynoscephalae over Philip V of Macedon in the previous year, took possession of Demetrias, but four years later the Aetolian League captured it by surprise. The Aetolians allied themselves with Antiochus III of the Seleucid Empire in the Roman–Syrian War. This ended in the defeat of Antiochus. The Romans then returned Demetrias to Philip, who had been their ally in this war. It remained a Macedonian possession until the battle of Pydna in 169 B.C. Under Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (ruled 306–337) it became a Christian episcopal see and is now a titular see of the Catholic Church. According to Procopius (De Aedificiis, 4.3.5), Demetrias was rebuilt by Justinian I (r. 527–565), but other evidence points to the possibility that "ancient urban life may have already come to an end by the beginning of the 6th century" (T.E. Gregory). Its territory was settled by the Slavic tribe of the Belegezitai in the 7th/8th centuries, raided and sacked by the Saracens in 901/2, and by rebels during the Uprising of Peter Delyan in 1040. Following the Fourth Crusade, the town was granted to the exiled Byzantine empress Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera, and after her death in 1210 to Margaret of Hungary, the widow of the King of Thessalonica, Boniface of Montferrat. The city came under the rule of Manuel Komnenos Doukas ca. 1240, but was de facto controlled by a branch of the Melissenos family. In the 1270s, the Byzantines scored an important victory against the Venetians and the Lombard barons of Euboea at Demetrias. The Catalan Company sacked the town in 1310 and kept it until 1381 at least, but from 1333 on, it began to be abandoned for neighbouring Volos. It was finally captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1393. (en)
  • Demetríade o Demetrias (en griego, Δημητριάς, Δημητριάδα y en latín, Demetrias) fue una ciudad griega de Magnesia en Tesalia, en la punta del golfo Pagasético. (es)
  • Demetrias (griechisch: Δημητριάδα) war eine griechische Hafenstadt in Magnesia, 1,5 km südlich des modernen Volos. Zusammen mit einer auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite der inneren Bucht liegenden Sperrfestung auf dem Hügel Goritsa wurde es 294 v. Chr. von Demetrios I. Poliorketes gegründet, einem der Diadochen Alexanders des Großen. Während der Zeit des Hellenismus, in welcher die Stadt auch ihre prosperierendste Phase mit geschätzten 25.000 Einwohnern hatte, kontrollierten die Könige Makedoniens von Demetrias aus das nördliche Griechenland. Gemeinsam mit Chalkis und Korinth galt die Stadt als eine der drei Fesseln Griechenlands. Nach dem Ende des makedonischen Königreiches 168 v. Chr. setzte ein Niedergang ein, der jedoch in der römischen Kaiserzeit gestoppt wurde, so dass Demetrias in der Spätantike auch Bischofssitz war. In der byzantinischen Epoche des Mittelalters blieb die Stadt weiterhin einigermaßen bedeutend und wurde erst um 1600 völlig aufgegeben. (de)
  • Démétrias (en grec moderne : Δημητριάδα, ancien/katharevousa : -ιάς -ias, aussi nommée Dimitrias) est une ancienne cité grecque de Magnésie, dans la partie orientale de la Thessalie, fondée par Démétrios Poliorcète près d'Iolcos, à proximité de la ville moderne de Volos. (fr)
  • Demetrias (Grieks: Δημητριάδα, Oudgrieks: Δημητριάς) was een oud-Griekse havenstad. Zij werd in 293 v.Chr. gesticht door Demetrius Poliorcetes, op de plaats van het oudere Pagasae. De geschiedenis van Demetrias valt dan ook gedeeltelijk samen met die van Pagasae. (nl)
  • Demetriade (greco: Δημητριάδα) fu un'antica città greca della Tessaglia, sul golfo di Pagase, nei pressi della moderna città di Volos, fondata al principio del III secolo a.C. da Demetrio Poliorcete, da cui prese il nome. (it)
  • Demétrias (em grego: Δημητριάς) era uma antiga cidade grega na Magnésia (na Grécia centro-leste), próxima a moderna cidade de Volos. Ela foi fundada por Demétrio I Poliórcetes, um do sucessores (diádocos) de Alexandre, o Grande. (pt)
  • 德米特里阿斯(希腊语:Δημητριάς),位於希臘東部馬格尼西亞州境內的一座古代城市,地點在今日的沃洛斯附近,這座都市由安提柯王朝的德米特里一世於前294年所建造。 (zh)
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  • Demetríade o Demetrias (en griego, Δημητριάς, Δημητριάδα y en latín, Demetrias) fue una ciudad griega de Magnesia en Tesalia, en la punta del golfo Pagasético. (es)
  • Démétrias (en grec moderne : Δημητριάδα, ancien/katharevousa : -ιάς -ias, aussi nommée Dimitrias) est une ancienne cité grecque de Magnésie, dans la partie orientale de la Thessalie, fondée par Démétrios Poliorcète près d'Iolcos, à proximité de la ville moderne de Volos. (fr)
  • Demetrias (Grieks: Δημητριάδα, Oudgrieks: Δημητριάς) was een oud-Griekse havenstad. Zij werd in 293 v.Chr. gesticht door Demetrius Poliorcetes, op de plaats van het oudere Pagasae. De geschiedenis van Demetrias valt dan ook gedeeltelijk samen met die van Pagasae. (nl)
  • Demetriade (greco: Δημητριάδα) fu un'antica città greca della Tessaglia, sul golfo di Pagase, nei pressi della moderna città di Volos, fondata al principio del III secolo a.C. da Demetrio Poliorcete, da cui prese il nome. (it)
  • Demétrias (em grego: Δημητριάς) era uma antiga cidade grega na Magnésia (na Grécia centro-leste), próxima a moderna cidade de Volos. Ela foi fundada por Demétrio I Poliórcetes, um do sucessores (diádocos) de Alexandre, o Grande. (pt)
  • 德米特里阿斯(希腊语:Δημητριάς),位於希臘東部馬格尼西亞州境內的一座古代城市,地點在今日的沃洛斯附近,這座都市由安提柯王朝的德米特里一世於前294年所建造。 (zh)
  • Demetrias (Ancient Greek: Δημητριάς) was an ancient Greek city in Magnesia (east central Greece), near the modern city of Volos. It was founded by Demetrius Poliorcetes, and became the favourite residence of the kings of Macedon. Under Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (ruled 306–337) it became a Christian episcopal see and is now a titular see of the Catholic Church. The Catalan Company sacked the town in 1310 and kept it until 1381 at least, but from 1333 on, it began to be abandoned for neighbouring Volos. It was finally captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1393. (en)
  • Demetrias (griechisch: Δημητριάδα) war eine griechische Hafenstadt in Magnesia, 1,5 km südlich des modernen Volos. Zusammen mit einer auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite der inneren Bucht liegenden Sperrfestung auf dem Hügel Goritsa wurde es 294 v. Chr. von Demetrios I. Poliorketes gegründet, einem der Diadochen Alexanders des Großen. (de)
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  • Demétrias (pt)
  • 德米特里阿斯 (zh)
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