Θῆβαι

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Θῆβαι (Thêbai) (genitive Θηβῶν) f, first declension

  1. Thebes, the name of a city in Boeotia and the name of another city in Egypt
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 6.222-223
      Τυδέα δ᾽ οὐ μέμνημαι, ἐπεί μ᾽ ἔτι τυτθὸν ἐόντα / κάλλιφ᾽, ὅτ᾽ ἐν Θήβῃσιν ἀπώλετο λαὸς Ἀχαιῶν.
      • 1990 translation by Robert Fagles
        My father, Tydeus, I really don't remember. I was just a baby when father left me then, that time an Achaean army went to die at Thebes.

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The name of the Egyptian city is sometimes singular in verse.

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