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  Thebes   - a city in Boeotia, central Greece
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  + Theban , Thebans
315/1 Cassander refounds Thebes, but Crates refuses to take part in the
315/1a The Thebans demand repayment of an old loan made to the Thessalians
306/7 Demetrius of Phalerum meets the Cynic philosopher Crates at Thebes
306/24 money which he had hidden when Thebes was destroyed by Alexander
293/16 Thebes is encouraged to revolt by Cleonymus of Sparta, but is recap
291/6 trius and his son Antigonus recapture Thebes after a second revolt
290/3 General comments on the paintings of Aristeides of Thebes.
225/18 HI_115, decrees of the Amphictyons concerning a festival at Thebes.
218/24a nscr_78, a decree of Delphi, concerning lodgings for Theban envoys.
216/18 Cleitomachus of Thebes wins the pancration contest at the Olympic
197/8 Attalus I dies at Thebes after suffering a stroke there.
146/18 Thebes is abandoned by its inhabitants.
86/30 Sulla punishes the Thebans by confiscating their territory.
    Within translations:
Aelian:NA_4.43   others: others again at Thebes: and an endless number in
Aelian:NA_7.39   740 N ] . And the Theban minstrel* in one of his Epinic
Aelian:NA_12.5   the inhabitants of Thebes, although Greeks, worship a mart
Aelian:NA_12.7   vainglorious legends of Thebes attempt, to represent the
Aelian:NA_15.25   spring is, lies not far from Thebes. They say that the
Alcaeus_9.588   honour, and seven-gated Thebes and his father Hermocrates
Alcaeus_16.7   By birth he was a Theban, son of Sosicles, and in the tem
AnthPal_7.372   Atymnius, coming from Thebes, & got no further, but
AnthPal_7.623   to a picture by Aristeides of Thebes. [624] DIODORUS &
AnthPal_9.216   compound the destiny of Thebes, mixing good and evil in
AnthPal_9.250   Nos. 216, 253 } I, Thebes, rose at the sound of the lyre,
AnthPal_9.571   screamed & loud from Thebes, the Muse of Simonides bre
AnthPal_9.602   hose of Aphrodite. Thebes once told of Teiresias, and now
AnthPal_11.40   air. Make him big, Theban King, & so that your little ser
AnthPal_13.22   the celebrated sacred band of Thebes. It consisted of lov
AnthPal_16.28   23 } & Hellas judged Thebes to be first in flute-playi
AntipThes_16.290   god himself, when from Thebes he led the Bacchants to
Apul:Flor_22   he sprang from that same Thebes, where Hercules, men say, was
Athen_1.19   arp-player. But at Thebes there is no statue to Pindarus,
Athen_4.148   ich take place among the Thebans; concerning whom Cleitarc
Athen_6.248   l-glued to wood,' as the Theban poet has it, will say a
Athen_6.253   or vigorous mind." The Thebans also flattered Demetrius,
Athen_12.534   And when he was in Thebes he trained himself, and practised
Athen_12.538   and so did Aristocrates the Theban. And of flute-player
Athen_12.548   says- "Cephisodorus the Theban relates that Polydorus the
Athen_13.558-561 *   'Tis not too much to call them Theban Sphinxes. & For they
Athen_13.590   nondas: "Epaminondas the Theban behaved with more dignity
Athen_13.591   to build a wall round Thebes, if the Thebans would insc
Athen_13.602   lled, which was established at Thebes by Epaminondas. Harm
Athen_13.603   off, [603] and fled with to Thebes. But Praxilla the
Athen_14.621   them sophists : and the Thebans, who are very much in the
Athen_14.622   ys, in his Friend of the Thebans, - & (A) We now are
Athen_14.631   But Pronomus of Thebes was the first man who played the
Bianor_7.396   96] & { G-P 6 } & Thebes is the tomb of the sons of Oedip
Cic:Brut_50   give, a Corinthian, or a Theban orator at the times we are
Cic:DeOr_3.139   Pythagorean trained Epaminondas of Thebes, who perhaps was the
Cic:Rep_4.4   nothing of the Eleans and Thebans, among whom lust is actually
Cic:Tusc_1.116   the Lacedaemonian, and Epaminondas the Theban, is as fresh as ever.
Demetr:Eloc_267   for example: `Thebes, Thebes, our neighbour-state, has
Demetr:Eloc_270   and then fail to convince the Thebans' (Demosthenes, de
DiogLaert_7.9   aeus and Philonides, the Theban, both of whom are mentione
DiogLaert_7.38   namely:- Philonides of Thebes; Callippus of Corinth; Pos
Euseb]:Chron_195   and the winner was Pagon of Thebes. [p197] 26th [676
Euseb]:Chron_199   [616 B.C.] - Cleondas of Thebes, stadion race A boxing con
FGrH_255.6   then captured and destroyed Thebes. In Rome, the priest
Hieron:Chron_1683   and Thracians, and destroyed Thebes. Then he attacked
Julian:Caes_321   the Helvetians you treated the Thebans cruelly. You burned
Just_3.6   sted, bargained with the Thebans to restore them the supre
Just_5.9   themselves to Argos and Thebes, where they had not only
Just_5.10   12 Meanwhile the Thebans and Corinthians sent ambassador
Just_6.4-9 *   the Athenians, were the Thebans; a state which, by the
Just_7.5   he made peace with the Thebans by giving the same hostag
Just_8.1-4 *   royal yoke. The Thebans were the cause and origin of
Just_9.3   intention. The Thebans espoused their cause, fearing
Just_9.4   with them. The Thebans, however, he compelled to purch
Just_11.2-4 *   intelligence that "the Thebans and Athenians had gone
Just_16.4   rom Epaminondas general of the Thebans. As both, however,
Lucill_11.254   ightning at the siege of Thebes; and Canace killed herself
Memn_12   (the descendants of the Theban Sparti), a noble and high-
Nepos_6.3   he was slain by the Thebans near Haliartus.
Nepos_7.4   to Elis, and then to Thebes. 5 But as soon as
Nepos_7.11   was banished and went to Thebes, he so adapted himself to
Nepos_11.2   had not been imminent, the Thebans would not have left Sparta
Nepos_12.1   battle which he fought near Thebes, when he came to the
Nepos_15.1-8 *   [1]   Epaminondas, the Theban, son of Polymnis. ** Before
Nepos_16.1-5 *   and went by way of Thebes, he took possession of the
Nicarch_4502,4   like the rocky peak is near Thebes. No-one could deciph
Oros_1.12   about Perseus, Cadmus, the Thebans, and the Spartans, which
Oros_1.21   made an agreement with the Thebans, in order that the Athenians
Oros_2.17   themselves to Argos and to Thebes. There they were so heartened
Oros_3.1   The Thebans were the first to take
Oros_3.2   to other wars. The Thebans, under the leadership of
Oros_3.12   14 The Thebans and Thessalians did not hold
Oros_3.14   his triumph over the Thebans and Lacedaemonians by cruel
Oros_3.16   He then wiped out the Thebans after uprooting their city; he
Philip_9.253   G-P 45 } & Splendid in Thebes was the marriage of Cadmus
Philoch_53   hilippus called upon the Thebans to grant him a passage
Philoch_56   Cytinium, and sent to Thebes representatives of the The
Philodamus_1   hail Paean - whom in Thebes once, where "hail" is cried,
Plin:HN_4.25   Helicon. To this city of Thebes also are attributed the forest
Plin:HN_4.26   On the coast below Thebes are Ocalee, Heleon, Scolos,
Plin:HN_5.76   and the mother-city of Thebes in Boeotia, Sidon, where
Plin:HN_7.109   orders at the sack of Thebes for the household and home
Plin:HN_7.126   for one picture by the Theban painter Aristides; the dictator Caesar
Plin:HN_7.195   quarrying by Cadmus at Thebes, or according to Theophrastus,
Plin:HN_7.203   from fire, Tiresias of Thebes divination by inspecting birds'
Plin:HN_8.154   Alexander during the attack on Thebes to change to another mount
Plin:HN_34.59   it because when Alexander took Thebes a fugitive successfully hid in
Plin:HN_34.67   his Old Man of Thebes, his King Demetrius {Poliorcetes},
Plin:HN_35.98   with Apelles was Aristides of Thebes. He was the first of
Plin:HN_35.111   the same period. Aristides of Thebes also had as his pupils
Plut:Arat_16   that of Pelopidas the Theban and Thrasybulus the Atheni
Plut:Demetr_1   motive with Ismenias the Theban musician, who presented
Plut:Demetr_9   him with a strong convoy to Thebes, agreeably to his
Plut:Demetr_39   elf in the meantime into Thebes with his army, the Boeotia
Plut:Demetr_40   more made himself master of Thebes. He entered the cit
Plut:Demetr_45   body seeing him at Thebes in this condition, applied to
Plut:Demetr_46   out him, he restored the Thebans their ancient government
Plut:Mor_178   & To Philon the Theban, who had been his host and given
Plut:Mor_181   till it ; but he set the Thebans free, saying, To them onl
Plut:Mor_189   Antalcidas told him the Thebans had rewarded him worthily
Plut:Mor_192-194 *   urprised the army or the Thebans while Epaminondas was the
Plut:Mor_845-851 *   45] and then he drew the Thebans, Euboeans, Corcyraeans,
Plut:Phoc_17   he was marching against Thebes ; the ill policy of which
Plut:Phoc_27   ty; and then returned to Thebes with other ambassadors,
Polyaen_1.10.1   utes, fought against the Thebans, who always used flutes
Polyaen_1.35.1   Myronides. The Athenian and Theban armies confronted
Polyaen_1.35.2   the Athenians against Thebes, and was about to advance
Polyaen_1.45.5   icularly emphasised that Thebes, which was a neighbouring
Polyaen_2.1.11-14 *   Agesilaus heard that the Thebans had secured the pass at
Polyaen_2.1.19   tr_1.11'5] 19 & When the Thebans were hard pressed in a
Polyaen_2.1.2   nst the united forces of Thebes and Athens, although the
Polyaen_2.1.23-29 *   the Lacedaemonians and Thebans, which remained undecided
Polyaen_2.3.10-15 *   confusion, many of the Theban soldiers, who had been rou
Polyaen_2.3.2   paminondas commanded the Thebans, and Cleombrotus commande
Polyaen_2.3.5-8 *   for the sake of helping Thebes, but to keep the Spartan
Polyaen_2.4.3   garrison was placed in Thebes, and their commander took
Polyaen_2.5.1   ished the sacred band in Thebes; it consisted of three hun
Polyaen_2.5.2   ers escaped with difficulty to Thebes. [see also: Xenophon
Polyaen_2.9.1   victory at Leuctra, the Thebans installed a garrison in
Polyaen_2.32.1   near Mantineia, both the Thebans and the Mantineians claim
Polyaen_3.7.2   oeotia. &   When Thebes was captured, Lachares hid himse
Polyaen_3.9.20   battle. 20 & The Thebans planned to surprise Athens by
Polyaen_3.9.28   at Corinth against the Thebans, his troops frequently
Polyaen_3.9.37   Lacedaemonians and the Thebans, who were then at war wit
Polyaen_5.16.1   army through Phocis to Thebes, he found the enemy in cha
Polyaen_5.16.3   under the protection of the Thebans. At the same time
Polyaen_5.45.1   by the united forces of Thebes and Thessaly, Philomelus
Polyaen_6.19.1-3 *   taeans. The Plataeans had some Theban prisoners in their
Polyaen_8.40.1   was sister of Theagenes the Theban. Theagenes fought
Porph:Fr_41   conquered Greece and destroyed Thebes. Then he crossed ove
PsCallisth_1.46   Now Alexander came to Thebes and demanded that the Theb
PsCallisth_1.47   ops. [47] & These Thebans who were left sent men to Delph
PsCallisth_2.1-3 *   Europe. But the Thebans, who acted badly, I destroyed,
PsCallisth_3.33   decree also that Thebes shall be rebuilt from the royal
SEG_25.501.A   (c. 85) Artemon, son of Myrton, of Thebes
SEG_25.501.B   (c. 85) Diogenes, son of Leonidas, of Thebes :   a second prize
SEG_28.461   (287-280)   kleas for six days at Thebes the squadron of Aristi
Simonid_7.431   give leaders who returned from Thebes. [7.442] & { P 54
Simonid_13.19   mighty Epidaurus, and in Thebes, and the land of Megara
StephByz_70   the war of Leuctra between the Thebans and the Lacedaemoni
Syll_1168.B   (late 4th cent.) 28 Kleinatas of Thebes, who had lice. This man,
Syll_326   (307/6)   xandros [had captured Thebes] and conquered all of
Syll_389   (282)   ayer : Xenophantos of Thebes Comic actors : Phai
Syll_399   (278/7)   otians : Athanios of Thebes, son of Opheltes; Demo
Syll_446   (c. 258/7)   ted to Abaiokritos of Thebes, the son of Abaiodo
Syll_503   (c. 228)   os for Hypatodoros of Thebes, the son of Mikkos,
Syll_519   (c. 222/1)   piodoros Akrotatos of Thebes, the son of Ismenod
Syll_564   (203/2)   Hypata; Pyrrhias of Thebes; Harmostos of Lamia; D
Syll_597   (c. 205-200)   nekrates] and Sopatros of Thebes [made the statue].
Syll_636   (178)   otians: Ophelemos of Thebes, the son of Ophelemos;
Syll_643   (171/0)   n alliance [with the Thebans, he drowned; and other
Syll_690   (c. 135)     Dionysios of Thebes, the son of Theodotos Ci
Syll_705   (112)   that we should convene at Thebes [and] at Argos. Th
Syll_710   (c. 109)   Menekrates and Sopatros of Thebes made it
Syll_738.A   (? 86) lphi ]: since Polygnota of Thebes, the daughter of Sokrates, w
Syll_738.B   (? 86) of Delphi: since Lykinos of Thebes, the son of Dorotheos, who
THI_78   (c. 219/8)   from the city of the Thebans recalled both their fr
THI_115   (230-225)   envoy by the city of Thebes], has asked the Amphict
THI_151   (145-137)   of Athena Polias in Thebes, and the other in [the t
THI_175.E   d for the Athenians and Thebans and Rhodians and Milesians a
THI_189   (c. 200) won in an equestrian victory. Thebes, the holy city of Kadmos,
THI_61.B   (196-146)   bsp; Aristodemos of Thebes, the son of Nikomenes Pa
ValMax_3.2e.5   Epaminondas, the chief glory of Thebes, and the foremost scourge of
ValMax_5.3e.3   the boundless insolence of the Thebans; he assisted the sons of

  Thebes 2   - a city in Upper Egypt
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  + Diospolis , Theban
169/34a moved to Hermonthis, because Thebes is occupied by foreign troops.
138/28 OstrBod_70, a tax receipt from Diospolis Magna.
129/37 PSI_1016, recording the sale of holy days at Diospolis Magna.
117/8 of a trial in which Hermias sought ownership of a house at Thebes
86/36 tolemaeus cruelly suppresses a revolt by the inhabitants of Thebes
    Within translations:
Aelian:NA_11.27   dove; and the people of Thebes in Egypt are said to have
Aelian:NA_12.32   inhabitants of Egyptian Thebes), can no longer descend
AET_2.9.2   Weep, Thebes, the city of Amon !
AET_3.2   children to the region of Thebes; I killed them and stayed
AET_4.9.C   Amun, the great, Lord of Thebes. He has kept your legs
AET_4.10.A   you, namely the light in Thebes, and may he hear your
AET_4.10.B   crosses the river to Western Thebes, on the good day of
AET_4.12.A   Montu master of Heliopolis-of-the-South, of Montu-Horakhty, prophet
AET_4.19.B   Priest of Chonsu in Thebes Neferhotep,   Horpa[khepesh], son
AET_6.4.C   Ptolemais in the province of Thebes.   The pastophoros of Amon
AET_6.10   of Pana the seal-bearer, a Theban, who divided the grain (?)
AET_7.7.A   in the northern quarter of Thebes to the west of the
AET_7.7.B   in the northern quarter of Thebes, to the west of the
AET_7.8.C   . . northern district of Thebes in . . . 5
AET_7.8.F   in the northern district of Thebes in The House of the
AET_7.10.A   Psoi in the nome of Thebes, and the title-lists which are
AET_7.12   is in the district of Thebes.
AET_7.12.B   is in the district of Thebes.
AET_7.12.C   of Apollo[nios, the man from] Thebes ;
AET_9.12   [one who exercises] authority in Thebes, [. . .] . .
AET_9.2   (164)   y. He reached Thebes in year 2, Phaophi 15 {20th
AET_9.2.C   the Southern City. He reached Thebes in year 2, Phaophi 15
AET_9.2.D   (?). He was brought to Thebes, his place of installation which
AET_9.2.E   image of Mentu, Lord of Thebes, the Father of the Fathers,
Euseb]:Chron_141-145 *   ars. 11th Dynasty. 16 kings of Diospolis, who ruled for
Hieron:Chron_1990   about 90 years. [1992 in Ar.] Thebes in Egypt was razed
OGIS_139   (c. 124-116) epistatai and governors of Thebes thebarchs and royal scribes,
OGIS_194   (39)   the district around Thebes and gymnasiarch and hipp
OGIS_654   (29) Boresis, Coptos, Ceramice, Diospolis Magna, Ophieon;  
Oros_1.8   during the reign of the Diopolitan king, whose name was Amasis,
Plin:HN_5.49   Phaturite, Coptite, Tentyrite, Diospolite, Antaeopolite, Aphroditopolite and
Plin:HN_5.60   City of Leucothea and Diospolis Magna also called Thebes,
Plin:HN_7.194   but the Egyptians hold that Diospolis was founded in their country
Plin:HN_33.68   East and the stone of Thebes and in other precious stones,
Plin:HN_34.106   pounded in a mortar of Theban stone, washed with rainwater, and
Plin:HN_36.58   the shrine of Serapis at Thebes chosen for a statue of
Plin:HN_36.61   occurs in the neighbourhood of Thebes in Egypt and of Damascus
Plin:HN_36.63   serve as glass. [63] The Thebaic stone mottled with gold spots
Plin:HN_36.94   of the hundred gates at Thebes { Iliad_9.381 }.
Plin:HN_37.104   are found in Egypt near Thebes. I find that drinking vessels
Plin:HN_37.141   while those found at Egyptian Thebes lack red and white veins,
POxy_1380   rodite, queen, holy ; at Diospolis Parva ruler ; at Bubast
SelPap_2.406   lers of the synagogue of Theban Jews at 128 drachmae
THI_85   (late 3rd century)   was Thebarch {governor of Thebes}. Demetrios was se
THI_260   (186)   trict of Dominion {Thebes}, against the rebel, the

  Thebes 3   - a city in Phthiotis, Thessaly, Greece
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  + Thebans
217/25 Philippus captures Thebes in Phthiotis.
    Within translations:
AnthPal_7.540   her Charinus, in Aeolian Thebes, that Menis and Polynicus
Plin:HN_4.29   Macedonia), Larisa, Gomphi, Thessalian Thebes, Elm Wood, the Gulf
Syll_636   (178)   machos of {Phthiotic} Thebes, the son of Kleandros
Syll_704.E   (c. 117) from Phthiotis : Simidas of Thebes, [Archippos] of Melitaia
THI_70   (c. 217)   great, I covered with my body the land of Thebes
THI_147   (270-250)   es: {Phthiotic} Thebans: Aristippos son of Hippodam
THI_151   (145-137)   isputed] between the Thebans and the Haleis, [havin

  Thebes 4   (Hypoplacian Thebe) - a city in Mysia, Asia Minor
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Athen_14.644   six stades from Hypoplacian Thebes. Now, the word π&
Plin:HN_5.122   Cisthene, Cilla, Cocylium, Thebe, Astyre, Chrysa, Palaescepsis,

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