Thebes


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Thebes

 (thēbz)
1. An ancient city of Upper Egypt on the Nile River in present-day central Egypt. It flourished from the mid-22nd to the 18th century bc as a royal residence and a religious center for the worship of Amun. Its archaeological remains include many splendid temples and the tomb of Tutankhamun in the nearby Valley of the Kings.
2. An ancient city of Boeotia in east-central Greece northwest of Athens. Originally a Mycenaean city, it reached the height of its power in the fourth century bc but was largely destroyed by Alexander in 336.

The′ban (thē′bən) adj. & n.

Thebes

(θiːbz)
n
1. (Placename) (in ancient Greece) the chief city of Boeotia, destroyed by Alexander the Great (336 bc)
2. (Placename) (in ancient Egypt) a city on the Nile: at various times capital of Upper Egypt or of the entire country

Thebes

(θibz)

n.
1. an ancient city in S Egypt, on the Nile, on the site of the modern towns of Karnak and Luxor.
2. a city of ancient Greece, in Boeotia.
The′ban, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Thebes - an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BCThebes - an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BC; today the archeological remains include many splendid temples and tombs
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Theban - an Egyptian inhabitant of ancient Thebes
2.Thebes - an ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC
Boeotia - a district of ancient Greece to the northwest of Athens
Theban - a Greek inhabitant of ancient Thebes
Translations

Thebes

[θiːbz] NTebas f

Thebes

[θiːbz] nsgTebe f
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In such a way Babylon rose and fell, and Nineveh, and Thebes, and Carthage, and Rome.
That your friends will be driven into exile and deprived of citizenship, or will lose their property, is tolerably certain; and you yourself, if you fly to one of the neighbouring cities, as, for example, Thebes or Megara, both of which are well governed, will come to them as an enemy, Socrates, and their government will be against you, and all patriotic citizens will cast an evil eye upon you as a subverter of the laws, and you will confirm in the minds of the judges the justice of their own condemnation of you.
Polybus lived in Egyptian Thebes, which is the richest city in the whole world; he gave Menelaus two baths, both of pure silver, two tripods, and ten talents of gold; besides all this, his wife gave Helen some beautiful presents, to wit, a golden distaff, and a silver work box that ran on wheels, with a gold band round the top of it.
The Spartans held Athens and Thebes, establishing there an oligarchy, nevertheless they lost them.
They also held Harma, Eilesium, and Erythrae; and they had Eleon, Hyle, and Peteon; Ocalea and the strong fortress of Medeon; Copae, Eutresis, and Thisbe the haunt of doves; Coronea, and the pastures of Haliartus; Plataea and Glisas; the fortress of Thebes the less; holy Onchestus with its famous grove of Neptune; Arne rich in vineyards; Midea, sacred Nisa, and Anthedon upon the sea.
But they now took no part in the war, inasmuch as there was no one to marshal them; for Achilles stayed by his ships, furious about the loss of the girl Briseis, whom he had taken from Lyrnessus at his own great peril, when he had sacked Lyrnessus and Thebe, and had overthrown Mynes and Epistrophus, sons of king Evenor, son of Selepus.
It was one of a pair brought, several years previously, by Captain Arthur Sabretash, a cousin of Ponnonner's from a tomb near Eleithias, in the Lybian mountains, a considerable distance above Thebes on the Nile.
This man was very fond of Diocles, a victor in the Olympic games, and when he left his country from a disgust at an improper passion which his mother Alithoe had entertained for him, and settled at Thebes, Philolaus followed him, where they both died, and where they still show their tombs placed in view of each other, but so disposed, that one of them looks towards Corinth, the other does not; the reason they give for this is, that Diodes, from his detestation of his mother's passion, would have his tomb so placed that no one could see Corinth from it; but Philolaus chose that it might be seen from his: and this was the cause of their living at Thebes.
He lived in Paris more lonely than an anchorite in the deserts of Thebes.
But the entire range of heroic legend was open to these poets, and other clusters of epics grew up dealing particularly with the famous story of Thebes, while others dealt with the beginnings of the world and the wars of heaven.
Belzoni digs and measures in the mummy-pits and pyramids of Thebes, until he can see the end of the difference between the monstrous work and himself.
The glories of Thebes and Balbec--columns, catacombs, and pyramids