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Thebes was a city in ancient Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
History The record of the earliest days of Thebes was preserved among the Greeks in an abundant mass of legends which rival the myths of Troy in their wide ramification and the influence which they exerted upon the literature of the classical age.
Philip was content to deprive Thebes of her dominion over Boeotia; but an unsuccessful revolt in 335 against his son Alexander was punished by the complete destruction of the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet Pindar.
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 Thebes, Greece - LoveToKnow 1911
The record of the earliest days of Thebes was preserved among the Greeks in an abundant mass of legends which rival the myths of Troy in their wide ramification and the influence which they exerted upon the literature of the classical age.
The states which she protected were indisposed to commit themselves permanently to her tutelage, and the renewed rivalry of Athens, which had been linked with Thebes since 395 in a common fear of Sparta, but since 371 had endeavoured to maintain the balance of power against her ally, prevented the formation of a Theban empire.
The literary glory of Thebes is centred in the poet Pindar.
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 Thebes, Greece Information
Thebes (in Demotic Greek: Θήβα — Thíva, Katharevousa: Θῆβαι — Thēbai or Thívai) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
Philip was content to deprive Thebes of her dominion over Boeotia; but an unsuccessful revolt in 335 against his son Alexander was punished by Macedon and other Greek states by the severe sacking of the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet Pindar.
From the 10th century, Thebes became a centre of the new silk trade, its silk worshops boosted by imports of soaps and dyes from Athens.
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 Thebes, Greece information - Search.com
Thebes (in modern Greek: Θήβα — Thíva, in ancient Greek and Katharevousa: Θῆβαι — Thēbai or Thívai) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
The record of the earliest days of Thebes was preserved among the Greeks in an abundant mass of legends which rival the myths of Troy in their wide ramification and the influence which they exerted upon the literature of the classical age.
Philip was content to deprive Thebes of her dominion over Boeotia; but an unsuccessful revolt in 335 against his son Alexander was punished by Macedon and other Greek states by the severe sacking of the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet Pindar.
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 History of Thebes
Before his death, he appointed as regent of Thebes his brother Lykos and made him promise to raise an even larger army and take vengeance and punish his daughter, in case that she was taken.
The city of Thebes, which had not taken any serious part in the Peloponnesian war, was prospering but as was usual with all the Greek cities, was torn inside from the fights of oligarchs and democrats.
In Arcadia, an ally of Thebes, king Agesilaos of Sparta was ravaging its territories.
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 Thebes (Greece) - MSN Encarta
Thebes (Greece), city of ancient Greece, in Boeotia, north of Mount Cithaeron (now Kithairon), north-west of Athens.
In 479 bc, during the Persian invasion of Greece by Xerxes I, the Thebans sided with the invaders and fought against the confederated Greeks at Plataea.
A bitter antagonism arose between Thebes and Sparta, and a struggle ensued that resulted in a brief period of Theban supremacy in Greece, won by the victory of Epaminondas at Leuctra in 371 bc, and brought to an end by his death at Mantinea in 362 bc.
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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Thebes, Greece
Thebes (in Demotic Greek: Θήβα — Thíva, Katharevousa: Θῆβαι — Thēbai or Thíve) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
The record of the earliest days of Thebes was preserved among the Greeks in an abundant mass of legends which rival the myths of Troy in their wide ramification and the influence which they exerted upon the literature of the classical age.
Philip was content to deprive Thebes of her dominion over Boeotia; but an unsuccessful revolt in 335 against his son Alexander was punished by Macedon and other Greek states by the destruction of the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet Pindar and the temples.
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 Thebes, city of ancient Greece. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Thebes is rich in associations with Greek legend and religion (see Oedipus; the Seven against Thebes; Epigoni).
B.C., Thebes was settled by Boeotians and rapidly replaced Orchomenus as the region’s leading city.
When the Persians were defeated, Thebes was punished, and only the intervention of Sparta, which saw in the city a balance to the power of Athens, saved it from destruction.
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 Thebes (Greece) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Crates of Thebes (4th century bc), one of the Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece, pupil of Diogenes of Sinope, and teacher of Zeno of Citium, the...
Thebes (in Demotic Greek: Θήβα — Thíva, Katharevousa: — Thēbai or Thívai) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the...
Thebes, city of ancient Greece Thebes, chief city of Boeotia, in ancient Greece.
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 Thebes
Thebes was the largest and richest city of Boeotia, owing to the fertility of its territory.
Thebes was also the birthplace of Heracles, at a time when his mother Alcmene and her husband Amphitryon, both grandchildren of Perseus where in exile there at the court of Creon.
It was the failed attempt by Thebes, a few years later, in 431, in violation of the Thirty Year Peace of 446 between Athens and Sparta, to recapture the Boeotian city of Platæa, which had remained a faithful ally of Athens, which marked the start of the Peloponesian war (see Thucydides, II, 2, sq).
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 Welcome to Travel Greece! - Greece travel destinations
Greece is the southern portion of a great peninsula of Europe, washed on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea.
Central Greece is connected with the southern peninsula by a narrow isthmus, on which stood the city of Corinth.
ACHAIA is a narrow slip of country lying between the northern barrier of Arcadia and the Corinthian gulf.
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 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL
Thebes (in Demotic Greek: Θήβα — Thíva, Katharevousa: — ThÄ“bai or Thívai) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
Philip was content to deprive Thebes of her dominion over Boeotia; but an unsuccessful revolt in 335 BC against his son Alexander was punished by Macedon and other Greek states by the destruction of the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet Pindar and the temples.
The growth of this trade in Thebes continued to such an extent that by the middle of the 12th century, the city had become the biggest producer of silks in the entire Byzantine empire, surpassing even the Byzantine capital, Constantinople.
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 Thebes - Encyclopedia.com
Thebes is rich in associations with Greek legend and religion (see Oedipus ; the Seven against Thebes ; Epigoni).
When the Persians were defeated, Thebes was punished, and only the intervention of Sparta, which saw in the city a balance to the power of Athens, saved it from destruction.
Thebes joined Athens against Philip II of Macedon and shared in the defeat at Chaeronea (338 BC).
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 Thebes
Thebes, the birthplace of the legendary hero Herakles and men of importance like Pindar and Epameinondas, played a major role in the affairs of Greece, from its early history as the many legends of the city testify.
Though not a great power, for a short time, thanks to the genius of Epameinondas and its superb trained army, led by the Sacred Band, took the hegemony of Greece by defeating the invincible Sparta.
Among other achievements was the formation of a league under its leadership, which united almost all the Boeotian cities.
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Thebes helped the Persians in their invasion of Greece in 480 B.C. The Peloponesian war began in 431 B.C. when a Theban force attacked Plataea.
Thebes was the head of the confederacy of cities known as the Boetian league.
Thebes was rebuilt in 361 B.C. and was important under the later Roman Empire.
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Thebes was a considerable settlement in geometric and archaic times and during the classical period gained "the hegemony" over the rest of Greece (371-362 B.C.).
From the seven mythological gates of Thebes, whose names (often more than seven) are known from the tradition, only the entrance between the two circular towers of the Electran Gates are preserved today.
S.Symeonoglou, The Topography of Thebes, Princeton 1985 (with bibliography).
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 Greece Museums Guide: Ancient Greece
The period from 1600 to about 1100 is described in History of Mycenaean Greece known for the reign of King Agamemnon and the wars against Troy as narrated in the epics of Homer.
Greece was divided into many small self-governing communities, a pattern dictated by Greek geography, where every island, valley and plain is cut off from its neighbours by the sea or mountain ranges.
As Greece recovered economically, its population grew beyond the capacity of its limited arable land, and from about 750 the Greeks began 250 years of expansion, settling colonies in all directions.
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 Thebes, Greece
Thebes (in modern Greek: Θήβα - Thíva, in ancient Greek and Katharevousa: Θῆβαι - Thēbai or Thívai) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
The tale of the "house of Laius," culminating in the adventures of Oedipus and the wars of the "Seven Against Thebes" and the Epigoni;
Though a contingent of 700 was sent to Thermopylae and remained there with Leonidas to the end, the governing aristocracy soon after joined the enemy with great readiness and fought zealously on his behalf at the battle of Plataea in 479 BC.
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 Thebes, Greece
Thebes (modern Greek Thíva), chief town of the nomos of Boeotia in central Greece, occupies the site of the ancient city of the same name.
In the fourth century B.C. Thebes, under the leadership of Pelopidas and Epameinondas, became for a brief period the dominant power in Greece; but after a rising against Macedonian rule it was razed to the ground in 335 B.C. by Alexander the Great, who spared only the house of the great lyric poet Pindar (ca.
Thereafter Thebes, which was destroyed on a number of later occasions, was a place of no importance until the 19th century, when it began to recover a measure of prosperity.
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 StrivingLife.net » History and Analysis of Thebes, Greece
Thebes was able to hold itself out of first the Delian and then Athenian League until the league fell apart in 445 B.C., at which time Thebes resumed control of the Boeotian area.
Thebes was able to gain territory to it’s north, which eventually resulted in fighting against the Macedonians around the 370’s B.C. and in Thebes taking Philip II hostage between 369 B.C. and 367 B.C., before he was ruler.
Thebes, like any other city in Greece at this time, was seeking the glory and power of being the controllers of Greece, using alliances in order to secure ways of doing this, and for no other reason.
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 Thebes — FactMonster.com
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 Thebes
Thebes (in modern Greek: Θήβα — Thíva, in ancient Greek and Katharevousa: Θῆβαι —; Thēbai or Thívai) is a city in Greece, situated to the north of the Cithaeron range, which divides Boeotia from Attica, and on the southern edge of the Boeotian plain.
Though a contingent of 700 was sent to Thermopylae and remained there with Leonidas until just before the last stand when they surrendered to the Persians[1], the governing aristocracy soon after joined King Xerxes I of Persia with great readiness and fought zealously on his behalf at the battle of Plataea in 479 BC.
In a war with the neighbouring state of Phocis (356-–346) it could not even maintain its predominance in central Greece, and by inviting Philip II of Macedon to crush the Phocians it extended that monarch's power within dangerous proximity to its frontiers.
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 Greece - Thebes And Plataea
Thus Greece frees itself for a time of this riddling discordant Thebes, and is united for the great foreign expedition, in the catalogue of whose participants the Theban name does not and ought not to appear.
Everywhere in the legendary epoch of Thebes the foreign element comes to the surface ; it is her great unsolved contradiction which brings her into conflict with Greece, with herself, which conflict is imaged so vividly in her tragic characters.
Greece is henceforth to be left to develop within, and soon the external war will be transformed to an internal one ; the Persian she will find in her own people.
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 Greece Greek Islands Holiday Summer 2007 holiday Greece Greek island hopping
Greece is still relatively inexpensive considering it's now a full European member country.
The sea around the islands of Greece and Crete are usually very clean and clear, there are times of the year when jellyfish swim close to the beaches, so it's always worth checking before leaping into the sea!
You can still buy land in Greece and on Crete, check the land can be built on first and there is local electricity than can be connected.
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