The metrical form of the oracular responses at Delphi, the important part played by the paean and the Pythian nomos in his ritual, contributed to make Apollo a god of song and music, friend and leader of the Muses (µovvayErr i s).
Portion; the latter (17 g Ecw, called also simply Libya, or Libyae nomos), between Egypt and Marmarica, was so called as having once formed an Egyptian "nome."
Boeotia is at present a Nomos with Livadia (the old Turkish capital) for its centre; the other surviving townships are quite unimportant.
It forms an eparchy of the nomos of Cephalonia in the kingdom of Greece, and its population, which was 9873 in 1870, is now about 13,000.
The island forms part of the modern nomos of Attica and Boeotia, of which it forms an eparchy.