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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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Buonamico Buffalmacco, Thebaide, Pise, Camposanto, vers 1330-35).
d'autres fois, ce n'est que vers midi, apres la premiere matinee assez bien passee, que l'ennui vague, le degout du logis, un besoin errant si connu des solitaires de la Thebaide eux-memes et qu'ils ont appele le demon du milieu du jour, vous pousse dehors, converti fragile et deja lasse >> (312).
He considers politics and monstrous origins in La Thebaide, myth and melancholy in Andromaque, sacrifice and sovereignty in Iphigenie, and religion and revolution in Racine's heavenly city.