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Agesilaus II
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Agesilaus II

Agesilaus II (c. 445 – 359 BCE) was a Spartan king who won victories in Anatolia and the Corinthian Wars but who would ultimately bring total defeat to his city through his policies against Thebes. When Sparta lost the crucial battle...
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
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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.
Attic Oil Flask Depicting a Scene from Seven Against Thebes
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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...
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.
Units of History - The Sacred Band of Thebes
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Units of History - The Sacred Band of Thebes

In this ancient history documentary we take a closer look at one of the most famous units of history, the Sacred Band of Thebes. The video begins with an over view of the the history of Thebes. We cover its mythology, founding in the bronze...
The Kingdom of Kush
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

The Kingdom of Kush

Kush was a kingdom in northern Africa in the region corresponding to modern-day Sudan. The larger region around Kush (later referred to as Nubia) was inhabited c. 8,000 BCE but the Kingdom of Kush rose much later. The Kerma Culture, so named...
The Tomb of Tutankhamun in Thebes
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The Tomb of Tutankhamun in Thebes

An infographic depicting the tomb layout and location of the Egyptian New Kingdom pharaoh Tutankhamun (c. 1345 - 1327 BCE). Tutankhamun died when he was nineteen and the cause of his death is still a mystery. His tomb was discovered relatively...
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