Θῆβαι

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Θῆβαι (Thêbaif pl (genitive Θηβῶν); first declension

  1. Thebes, the name of a city in Boeotia
    • Homer, Iliad 6.222-223:
      Τυδέα δ’ οὐ μέμνημαι, ἐπεί μ’ ἔτι τυτθὸν ἐόντα / κάλλιφ’, ὅτ’ ἐν Θήβῃσιν ἀπώλετο λαὸς Ἀχαιῶν.
      Tudéa d’ ou mémnēmai, epeí m’ éti tutthòn eónta / kálliph’, hót’ en Thḗbēisin apṓleto laòs Akhaiôn.
      • 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.
  2. Thebes, the name of a city in Upper Egypt (including today's Karnak and Luxor)

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  • Θῆβαι in Liddell & Scott, A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940
  • Θῆβαι in Liddell & Scott, An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889
  • Θῆβαι in Autenrieth, Georg, A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1891
  • Θῆβαι in Slater, William J., Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1969
  • Woodhouse, S. C., English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1910, page 1,027

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