What are Thebes?

  • (noun): 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 include many splendid temples and tombs.
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Charles Jalabert
... oil on canvas painting called "The Plague of Thebes" ... Thebes is ravaged by plague as a result of the corruption in the place and the murderer of Laius, the former king of the city ... mother, he comes to see, is what brought the curse to Thebes ...
Classical Athens - History - Corinthian War and The Second Athenian League (395–355 BC)
... policies, and Athens's former enemies, Thebes and Corinth, became her allies ... Argos, Thebes and Corinth, allied with Athens, fought against Sparta in the decisive Corinthian War of 395 BC–387 BC ... Finally Thebes defeated Sparta in 371 in the Battle of Leuctra ...
Ancient Thebes (Boeotia)
... Thebes ( /ˈθiːbz/, US dict thēbz′ Greek Θῆβαι, Thēbai, Modern Greek Θήβα, Thiva, ) is a city in Boeotia, central Greece ... Archaeological excavations in and around Thebes have revealed a Mycenaean settlement and clay tablets written in the Linear B script, indicating the ... Thebes was the largest city of the ancient region of Boeotia and was the leader of the Boeotian confederacy ...
Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths - Cosmogonies - Thebes
... Amun is synonymous with the growth of Thebes as a major religious capital ... Thebes was thought of as the location of the emergence of the primeval mound at the beginning of time ...
Thebes, Illinois - Demographics
... There were 171 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "Thebes":

  • (noun): An ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC.