Thebaid


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Thebaid

(ˈθiːbeɪɪd; -bɪ-)
n
(Placename) the territory around ancient Thebes in Egypt, or sometimes around Thebes in Greece

The•ba•id

(ˈθi beɪ ɪd, -bi-)

n.
the ancient region surrounding Thebes, in Egypt.
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He was a highly educated and wealthy young man from the Lower Thebaid in Egypt, who initially fled his home to escape the violent third century persecutions.
Synopsis: "The Thebaid of Statius: The Women of Lemnos" presents the story of Hypsipyle and the women of Lemnos in a student-friendly reader designed to facilitate the reading, comprehension, and enjoyment of this high-interest tale in the original Latin.
Discussion encompasses the role of sleeplessness in Flavian literature; Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica; Statius' epic poems, the Thebaid and Achilleid; Silius Italicus' Punica; and Martial's epigrammatic poetry.
At the occasion of his commentary on the petition of Bishop Appion in the Thebaid to Emperors Theodosius II and Valentinian III (Feissel-Worp 1988:97-111; Fontes no.
For the prevalence of deer in the iconography of the anchorites, one need only examine a painting that provides a most lavish illustration of anchorite life: the Thebaid, attributed to Gherardo Starnina (ca.
Few works draw directly on Euripides' play, so Storey casts his net more widely, noting inter alia the frequent mention of Euadne in Latin literature, the influence of Statius's Thebaid on Boccaccio's Teseida, and the latter's influence on Chaucer's "Knight's Tale," which in turn influenced The Two Noble Kinsmen attributed to Fletcher and Shakespeare.
Of the two final essays in the 'Europe' part, the first is by Bernhard Kytzler, who traces the Nachleben of the authorial comment at the end of Statius's epic poem Thebaid in a number of Classical, Medieval and Humanist Latin texts.
The novelty is that Wetherbee attempts to answer these questions by focusing primarily on Statius's own poetry, specifically the Thebaid.
The study of local ceramics confirms the importance of Dush in the Late Roman period and suggests that the site maintained close contacts with the Nile Valley, in particular with the Thebaid, from which many soldiers also came.
Here Davenport's book is remarkably clear and illuminating on the very important subject of being aware of intertexts in reading medieval poems, especially on the Troilus, elucidating the tension between the epic intertext of Statius's Thebaid and the lyric intertexts of Petrarch and Machaut.
Which points to another problem: despite the many ecological differences between the Sinai and the Australian outback, the Egyptian Thebaid, Charles Doughty's and T.