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Epaminondas
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Epaminondas

Epaminondas (or Epameinondas, c. 420 - 362 BCE) was a Theban general who famously defeated Sparta at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BCE. The daring and brilliant pre-meditated tactics of Epaminondas earned a decisive victory over Sparta and...
The Sanctuary of the Kabeiroi, Thebes
Image by Athanasios Fountoukis

The Sanctuary of the Kabeiroi, Thebes

The Kabeiroi sanctuary is located 8 km (4.97 miles) west of Thebes, Greece. The Kabeiroi were revered as vineyard and animal fertility guardians. The sanctuary's cult originated in the archaic period and lasted until late antiquity.
Cadmus
Definition by Liana Miate

Cadmus

Cadmus is a Phoenician-born prince and the founder and king of Thebes in Boeotia in Greek mythology. He travelled to Greece from his home in Tyre in search of his sister Europa who had been kidnapped by Zeus. His rescue mission was abandoned...
Xois
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Xois

Xois (as the Greeks called it) was a vast ancient city located on a marshy island in the center of the Nile Delta of Egypt, modern-day Sakha. It was founded c. 3414-3100 BCE and was continuously inhabited until the rise of Christianity c...
Ramesses II Seated Statue, Thebes
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Ramesses II Seated Statue, Thebes

A statue of a seated Ramesses II. He holds the royal sceptre and wears the khepresh war helmet. From the Temple of Amun, Thebes. Dynasty XIX, 1279-1213 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
Boeotian Pithos from Thebes
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Boeotian Pithos from Thebes

A Boeotian early orientalizing pithos-amphora depicting a lion, 670-660 BCE, Thebes. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).
Seven Against Thebes
Image by Carole Raddato

Seven Against Thebes

High terracotta Etruscan relief depicting scenes from the myth of the Seven Against Thebes. It decorated the back of the temple of the sanctuary at Pyrgi, 470-460 BCE, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, Rome.
Crates of Thebes by Giordano
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Crates of Thebes by Giordano

Crates of Thebes by Luca Giordano, 1650 CE, Palazzo Barberini, Rome.
Crates of Thebes [Painting]
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Crates of Thebes [Painting]

A portrait of the Greek Cynic philosopher Crates of Thebes by an unknown painter from the circle of Domenico Feti.
Attic Oil Flask Depicting a Scene from Seven Against Thebes
Image by Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attic Oil Flask Depicting a Scene from Seven Against Thebes

This image of a young warrior cutting his hair before battle may reflect a scene in Seven against Thebes, a tragedy by Aeschylus. The seven heroes knew that only one of them would survive battle. Each cut a lock of his hair and tied it to...
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