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See also: thebes and Thebes


Proper noun[edit]


  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of Thebes
    • 1853, George Grote, History of Greece, page 485:
      So in regard to the legends of Greece, — Troy, Thêbes, the Argonauts, the Boar of Kalydôn, Hêraklês, Thêseus, Œdipus, — the conviction still holds in men’s minds, that there must be something true at the bottom ; and many readers of this work may be displeased, I fear, not to see conjured up before them the Eidôlon of an authentic history, even though the vital spark of evidence be altogether wanting.¹